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Asiana Airlines Trip Report: Introduction & Itinerary

Asiana Airlines Trip Report: Introduction & Itinerary Asiana Airlines Trip Report: Check-in & Star Alliance First Class Lounge LAX Asiana Airlines Trip Report: OZ 201 Los Angeles to Seoul-Incheon Asiana Airlines Trip Report: OZ 723 Seoul-Incheon to Hong Kong Asiana Airlines Trip Report: Check-in & CNAC Lounge HKG Asiana Airlines Trip Report: Singapore Airlines SilverKris…

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Hotel rankings from business travel managers. Do you agree?

Late last month I posted a review of how travel managers ranked airlines, those people who have contracts with Fortune 500-type businesses who are responsible for planning travel. The same outfit, Business Travel News, also surveyed a similar 519 corporate travel department officials who rated hotel chains across 13 categories. As with the last post,…

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American, Qantas, Southwest make cuts, hotel fierceness and promos, Chicago’s on top, and jet passes plus Visa cards

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news this week… A survey of the 50 most popular U.S. destinations conducted by the Global Business Travel Association found Chicago to be the city charging the highest total taxes for travelers. Not to worry, New York was number two so don’t get your hopes up for an…

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Advice needed: What to do with 100,000 Club Carlson hotel points

Last year I began my mattress running addiction with the Carlson group of hotels, mainly Radisson and Country Inn & Suites here in the U.S., after having stayed at several properties and been comped Silver elite status. Not usually in any conversation in terms of preferred hotel loyalty programs, I started with Radisson since they…

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Club Carlson launches today with Stay 2 Earn 1 Free Night promotion

Replacing the GoldPoints Plus hotel loyalty program, the Carlson line of hotels (Radisson, Park Inn, Country Inn & Suites, and Park Plaza), officially launched Club Carlson today. Supporting the re-branding, and likely their entry into the quarterly promotions most other hotel loyalty programs already provide, they are offering a “Stay Twice, Earn a Free Night”…

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Noteworthy items from the airline & travel industry this week

Here’s a summary of some hot news items from this week covering airlines, airfares, airplanes and hotels. Delta Air Lines: Delta announced that retroactive to January 1, 2011, there is no longer an expiration policy to frequent flyer miles earned in the SkyMiles program. This makes Delta the first major carrier to offer such an…

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Instant Hilton Silver status & fast-track to gold in 4 stays

The Hilton HHonors program is offering instant Silver elite status, and requires only 4 stays in 90-days to achieve Gold status just for being a United Airlines Mileage Plus elite member. They’re also being smart to further entice you with an additional 2,000 bonus award miles on United after the 5th stay. Currently I’m a…

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Bonus point promotion: 10,000 bonus GoldPoints for a one-night stay at Radisson through February 28, 2011

Radisson has introduced a new promotion this morning branding it as “Experience the World of Radisson.” Unlike the current Country Inn & Suites promotion I blogged about recently, this one is eligible for a one-night stay any day of the week, so the commonly less expensive Friday and Saturday night stays qualify. You can only…

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Bonus point promotion: 10,000 goldpoints for a one night stay at Country Inn & Suites

Country Inn & Suites is offering 10,000 bonus goldpoints by staying just one night (Sunday through Thursday) before February 17, 2010. I took advantage of a similar deal last year, and fully intend to make a qualifying stay once again. My goal for 2011 is to hit 100,000 points in the program, and will then…

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Review: Radisson Suites Hotel Buena Park, California

I blogged recently about my decision to stick with Radisson properties for the time being as my hotel loyalty program of choice, and I’ve been on the hunt for bonus point opportunities. Last month, I came across a rate at a fairly local Radisson Suites in Buena Park, California that included 10,000 bonus points, so…

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