Emirates and Etihad Merging???: There’s a lot of behind the scenes stuff going on between these two Gulf carriers. That long with the fact that Etihad is hurting due to bad investments means this could be likely. What would a merged Emirates/Etihad airline look like????
Hilton Improves Elite Status: Hilton is spicing things up with their elite status. They are increasing their points boost and your elite nights will roll over if you earned more than the required amount for your current status. They’re offering other ways to earn more points. I likey!!
Icelandair Adds Another US Destination: Starting in May of this year, Icelandair will begin service between Reykjavik and Baltimore. This is on the heels of their Kansas City route announcement. Icelandair is competing with WOW on these routes to Iceland. While you may pay slightly more with Icelandair, it would be a full service flight as opposed to WOW’s low cost carrier service.
Use Your IHG Points at Kimpton!: Many people have been waiting years for this announcement. IHG bought Kimpton in 2014 and their loyalty programs have been kept separate since then. Kimpton has a small footprint, but a very strong following. Their unique boutique hotels are very nice and their service is excellent. It’s good to have another option for our IHG points!
Why Are Marriott Travel Packages a Good Deal: If you’re new to this hobby, you may have stumbled across Marriott Travel Packages and wondered if they are a good use of points or not. You can get a free 5-7 night certificate plus some airline miles in exchange for your Marriott points. With all the moving parts, it could be tough to determine if it’s a good use of points.
How to Check Your 5/24 Status: We know it’s important to keep a good organization system to keep track of credit card applications, important dates, sign up bonuses etc, but sometimes we may lose track of stuff. It’s comforting to know that you can check your 5/24 status rather easily.
Links for Checking Application Status Online: Having to talk to someone regarding a credit card application is not the funnest thing to do. Many people dread it. Luckily, if you weren’t given an immediate approval, you can check your status online. Here are a few links.