In February I visited Key West, FL to get married - on the beach! - and we stayed at the Sheraton Suites Key West. While not the most luxurious hotel on the island, the all-suites property was very comfortable with an upscale feel.
Last week, Delta unveiled its livery on its forthcoming Airbus A350-900. The plane was painted at the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France. No new or special liveries here except for the Delta widget on the winglets, but the plane looks sharp in Delta colors.
Recently, I signed up for the American Express Starwood Business Card and am close to earning the full signup bonus. So I am in search of my next points and miles card. At the moment, there are some attractive offers from American Express and Citibank.
SkyTeam, the global airline alliance including Delta Air Lines, Air France, KLM, Korean Air and others, has announced that it will open a branded lounge at Vancouver International Airport.
Saturday, Delta Air Lines Flight 27 departed Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport bound for Seoul-Incheon International Airport. The new service, operated by a Boeing 777-200LR, increases the capacity between the two cities as it complements existing Korean Air service.
Hilton is one one of a few hotel and airline companies that have agreements with multiple banks for affinity credit cards. Currently, both American Express and Citibank issue Hilton-branded cards, but that will soon change. Hilton announced this week that it would enter into an exclusive agreement with Amex.
You have probably seen the viral video of a man being forcibly removed from a United flight in Chicago on Sunday. The flight was overbooked and, after receiving no volunteers to take a as much as $1,000 to take a later flight, United identified four passengers who would have to give up their seats for United employees. What ensued has resulted in a social media firestorm condemning United. However, I think there is blame for both United and the removed passenger.
Last week, American Express announced new benefits for the personal American Express Platinum Card along with a $100 increase in the annual fee to $550. At the time, nothing was said about similar updates to the business version of the card, the American Express Business Platinum Card. That changed on Monday.
Hilton has revised its Honors loyalty program. The changes, for me, are fairly minor but generally positive. In conjunction, we are now able to register for the new bonus point promotion, 2K Every Day, and earn 2,000 bonus points per night for each eligible stay.
In 2016 I earned 11,155 American Airlines AAdvantage miles just by shopping via the AAdvantage eShopping portal. If you want to enhance your rewards earning, I share just how simple it is for you to do the same!
Following the lead of Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, American Airlines yesterday announced a new Basic Economy fare on select flights starting no earlier than February 2017. The new fare class will be the lowest available on the American flights where it is available. However, it will also be the most restrictive.
The Enhanced Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN offers annual $200 airline fee credits. If you purchase small gift cards, despite the card terms and conditions, you can use these credits for airfare.
Book Review: "Boeing versus Airbus: The Inside Story of the Greatest International Competition in Business"
John Newhouse gives an engrossing peek behind-the-scenes of the business rivalry of the two remaining titans of commercial airplanes, Boeing and Airbus.
AwardWallet is a great online tool to manage reward program balances. The company is increasing the price on its Plus membership in February, but, if you act now, you can lock-in the current pre-increase rate.
If you will be traveling in winter or early spring of 2017, you will want to be registered for the promotions of your preferred hotel chain. Get the details here for Starwood, Marriott, Hilton and IHG.
Through January 25, 2017, American Express OPEN is offering up to 100,000 bonus Membership Rewards Points on the Enhanced Business Platinum Card. Combined with the excellent perks the card offers, I decided to apply two weeks ago and was instantly approved. My card was delivered within a week and I wanted to document the unboxing of my latest points-and-miles credit card.
Last year, I was finally able to experience Candlelight Christmas Evenings at Biltmore House. The home glittered with twinkling Christmas lights and was draped with holiday greenery. If you love Christmas, Biltmore during the holiday season is a great experience.
Delta Air Lines announced yesterday that it will upgrade in-flight snacks beginning next week. Gone are Delta-branded peanuts and pretzels replaced by branded snacks from Hanover, Squirrel Brand and NatureBox.
Hilton recently enhanced its fall double points promotion by offering an additional bonus point when booking via the Hilton mobile app. However, you can get more value by going through a shopping portal and booking on the Hilton website. I will show you how.
Delta Air Lines unveiled new uniforms this week for more than 60,000 Delta employees including in-flight, airport customer service, ground staff and TechOps. The design is nice but who decided to include...purple?