I wanted to make this a great post on Hyatt suite upgrades - whether it's booking a suite with points, using a suite upgrade on a paid stay (or cash & points), or using free nights from the credit card for suites, this post will help you find the best suites at any Hyatt.
I decided to make a chart of all the Hyatt hotels with the suites you get with upgrades and their estimated value (except Hyatt Place and Hyatt House and ineligible hotels for suite upgrades). Unfortunately this chart turned into a big project because I was manually searching to try to...Read more
Now that ANA has their new site up and running and new information about their new rewards program and award pricing, I've spent some time messing around with online award bookings.
Finally, here is a post about some of the results. We'll talk about the new award chart, some sweet spots, which airlines have fuel surcharges, online bookings, and stopovers. The most interesting part might be that they still kind of have their old distance based award chart (stick around until the end).
I think most people will still consider it a devaluation, and most of...Read more
Farflung travel makes up some of the most memorable travels I've ever experienced. Now I'm into all kinds of free travel, and all kinds of travel. Relaxing on a beach is kind of my ideal day. But in terms of ideal travel, most of the time my most desired destinations are farflung.
By "farflung" I mean a place very far from where we're from in terms of experience. That's my kick. Even going to northern Bali you can see strange festivals that are about as culturally different as you can...Read more
Alaska Miles are not only super easy to earn, they are also some of the most valuable miles around. Some of the cheapest international flights (like 20k to Europe) and some of most luxurious flights (Emirates First Class with showers) can all be had with Alaska miles. From economy to First class the redemptions are the cheapest, and it's one of the few airlines left allowing stopovers on oneways.
Seriously my love for Alaska is ever growing. On our latest AA business class mistake fare to Beijing, I chose to credit all my miles to Alaska instead...Read more