Welcome to 2018, where hotel loyalty programs are updating their rules and one is starting over completely. A late 2017 bankruptcy is finally getting resolved and new seats are coming (yes, slimlines) to a major European airline. And somehow we’re still relatively optimistic about the whole thing.
Everything is changing, from routes to aircraft types to terminals to award charts. And there’s a good reason it is happening now. Plus, concerts on planes and a major airport expansion on the horizon.
Does competition help or hurt product quality? Plus new airlines and new airplanes and new award charts all starting to show up.
Lots of stuff happening in Asia, from partnerships to award travel to Singapore hawker stalls. Polaris takes a (bigger) delay and a Westin has math troubles.
Europe’s aviation market is a bit of a mess, with Monarch on the cusp of closing and Air Berlin making major changes. SPG & Marriott are merged and Fozz books a flight on air!
Mistakes, Africa, award routings and ramblings. Join Keith and Seth talking about all sorts of fun & crazy travel stuff in this week’s episode.
All sorts of changes in the past week or so with the Delta SkyMiles program, plus a special guest talking recent premium cabin travel on a handful of airlines.
Old planes sent to the graveyard and a few new apps/websites we wish were similarly fated. Plus a look at the new pseudo-award chart for SkyMiles.
The DoT backtracks on its rules, Wyndham flattens its award chart and American Airlines has a new type in its fleet. And, if you’re special enough to the airline you might gain access to a special Twitter account. Enjoy the show!
Somehow a conversation about a cruise to Antarctica gets derailed by the politics of Argentina and the Falkland Islands. Because we’re awesome like that. Hacked loyalty accounts, award sales and Haneda are also on the show. Enjoy!