(Video) Sunday Reader Question: Airlines Miles vs. Hotel Point Value

August 19, 2012

TPG reader Jeremy asks: “In general, is it more valuable to accumulate hotel points or airline miles (assuming you’re maximizing each)? In other words, if you had to pick only one bucket, which would be worth more to your budget?” The easy answer would be to collect Starwood Preferred Guest points, which can be redeemed […]

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Is This Appropriate First Class Behavior?

October 18, 2011

TPG reader Tim recently flew on United and had the pleasure of sitting near this quite relaxed gentleman who was clearly enjoying his time in first class. Apparently he was in this position for most of the 8 hour flight. Please feel free to share your thoughts on this in the poll and in the […]

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Starwood To Count Award Stays Towards Elite Status

September 28, 2011

Gary at View from the Wing recently broke the news that Starwood will start counting award stays (including my favorite: Cash & Points) towards elite status. This is pretty big news and brings Starwood in line with Hilton, who currently counts award stays towards elite status. However, Starwood has slightly lower elite qualification for their coveted […]

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Virgin Atlantic to Join an Alliance Soon

September 21, 2011

In a recent interview with Forbes magazine , Sir Richard Branson stated that Virgin would be joining an alliance in the near future. As a London based carrier, they’d obviously be competing with British Airways, so Oneworld is out – but that leaves Star Alliance and Skyteam. On one hand Star Alliance makes a lot […]

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Vote for the 100,000 Starpoint Prize Winner

August 20, 2011

Voting is now closed. Congrats to TravelHackerr for winning! This week I’ve been running a contest for readers to submit how they’d use 100,000 Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints. Amex gave me these points to give away as part of a promotion around their 30,000 point sign-up bonus on their Starwood Preferred Guest card (which ends on Tuesday, […]

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