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Encore Yet Again: Earn 300 Free La Quinta Returns Points in Seconds

March 1, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Well, this promotion has returned yet again: by simply entering your La Quinta Returns member number and last name, you can earn a one-time bonus of 300 free La Quinta Returns points in seconds from now through April 30, 2013. You must...

Earn Up To Triple Virgin America Elevate Points on Select Routes

February 28, 2013 by Brian Cohen

You can earn double Virgin America Elevate frequent flier loyalty program points — and up to triple Virgin America Elevate frequent flier loyalty program points after your second round trip between select cities — if you register first and fly as a passenger in any cabin for select qualifying flights along the west coast by June 30, 2013. Even better is that all bonus Virgin America Elevate frequent flier loyalty program points count towards Elevate Silver or Elevate Gold elite status. Here is a chart provided by Virgin America which illustrates how and on which routes you can earn bonus Virgin America Elevate frequent flier loyalty program points...

Stay Twice and Earn a Free Night at Choice Hotels Properties

February 26, 2013 by Brian Cohen

You can earn an unlimited amount of free nights with this promotion by Choice Hotels, as you earn 8,000 Choice Privileges frequent guest loyalty program points — enough for a free night at greater than 1,500 hotel properties — after each second qualifying stay between February 28, 2013 and May 15, 2013. However...

In Memoriam: SWABrian of Southwest Airlines

February 28, 2013 by Brian Cohen

FlyerTalk has lost its first member who was an official company representative. Brian Lusk — also known as FlyerTalk member SWABrian — passed away this morning, according to Rob Hahn of Southwest Airlines, who is also known as FlyerTalk member SouthwestRob. Brian was the corporate historian for the airline, and he was well liked by FlyerTalk members who are now mourning his loss. He...

Take a Quick Survey — You Could Be One of 30 Winners of a $10 Gift Certificate

February 27, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Here is your chance to express how you feel about official lodging company representatives who “lurk” on FlyerTalk — even if what you express is little more than cathartic. FlyerTalk member lifeonitsown has posted a survey — which is a part of academic research not sponsored by any private institution — with rather blunt statements pertaining to the participation of the official company representatives of the Hilton HHonors, Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty programs. The survey takes mere minutes to complete — and the statements are rather straightforward, such as...

Save 30 Percent at International Hilton Hotels and Resorts

February 26, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Book a stay between now and May 14, 2013 for stays at select Hilton Worldwide hotels in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East regions between March 14, 2013 and December 31, 2013 and you will save 30 percent off of the Bed and Breakfast rate on your stay — but the catch is that...

Receive 1,000 Club Carlson Gold Points For a Few Seconds of Effort — If…

February 28, 2013 by Brian Cohen

You can receive 1,000 Club Carlson Gold Points for only a few seconds of your time and effort with no gimmicks as part of the “I’m a Fan” promotion — but only if...

One Lesson on How NOT to Treat Your Frequent Flier Customers

February 27, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Many FlyerTalk members are furious regarding the timing of an announcement posted this morning by FlyerTalk member Air Canada Top Tier — who also officially represents Air Canada on FlyerTalk — pertaining to the launch of Altitude, which is the new name for the Top Tier frequent flier loyalty program of Air Canada effective as of March 1, 2013. The four items in the announcement are listed as follows...

Should There Be Limits to Public Expressions of Religious Freedom?

February 25, 2013 by Brian Cohen

What if you were in an airport lounge working on your computer while awaiting your flight when a group of men enter the desk area of the lounge, take off their shoes, face Mecca and start praying? This reportedly happened to FlyerTalk member NYTA while at the airport in Rome, who believes...

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