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AA Termination – Update #2 – No Response from AA; Escalation to Executives
AA Termination – Update #2 – No Response from AA; Escalation to Executives

AA Termination – Update #2 – No Response from AA; Escalation to Executives

Introduction If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you already know that AA terminated my AAdvantage account recently, as part of their recent waves of account shutdowns. I’ve been reporting at each stage of my lockdown and eventual termination,…

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Re-Match MLife Gold Status to Hyatt Explorist (or Pearl to Discoverist), After Hyatt’s March 1 Status Reset
Re-Match MLife Gold Status to Hyatt Explorist (or Pearl to Discoverist), After Hyatt’s March 1 Status Reset

Re-Match MLife Gold Status to Hyatt Explorist (or Pearl to Discoverist), After Hyatt’s March 1 Status Reset

Introduction At Middle Age Miles, we love status matches, and we especially love program partnerships that allow status to be re-matched again and again. The two major Las Vegas resort chains (Caesars and MGM) each have ongoing partnerships with major…

Marriott Bonvoy Spring 2020 “Unlimited Bonus Points” Promotion Starts March 17
Marriott Bonvoy Spring 2020 “Unlimited Bonus Points” Promotion Starts March 17

Marriott Bonvoy Spring 2020 “Unlimited Bonus Points” Promotion Starts March 17

Summary of the Promotion Marriott Bonvoy has announced its Spring 2020 chainwide promotion, called “Unlimited Bonus Points.” Key details are as follows: Earn 2,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points for each stay during the promotional period, starting with your second stay…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 3/3/20 – last day for Marriott reservations at old award rates; airline fee waivers; Amex Offers & transfer bonus for Hilton; Payce
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 3/3/20 – last day for Marriott reservations at old award rates; airline fee waivers; Amex Offers & transfer bonus for Hilton; Payce

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 3/3/20 – last day for Marriott reservations at old award rates; airline fee waivers; Amex Offers & transfer bonus for Hilton; Payce

On this Super Tuesday election day here in Texas and in other states, let’s take a much-needed break from AA shutdowns and cover several other topics of interest in the travel, credit card and points-and-miles world: 1 – Last Day…

AA Termination – Update #1 – My Initial Communications to AA
AA Termination – Update #1 – My Initial Communications to AA

AA Termination – Update #1 – My Initial Communications to AA

Introduction As you probably know if you’ve clicked into this article, AA terminated my AAdvantage account last Friday. We recounted the details here and provided some initial thoughts on how we might proceed in order to get my account reinstated…

Terminated by AA – Initial Thoughts on Next Steps
Terminated by AA – Initial Thoughts on Next Steps

Terminated by AA – Initial Thoughts on Next Steps

Introduction As regular Middle Age Miles readers know, since mid-December my AAdvantage account has been locked. I’ve been chronicling this situation here, along with providing thoughts on strategy and potential alternatives during my lockdown limbo period as well as in…

Marriott Massive March Massacre 2020 – Category Changes Crush Certificate Value – What to Do in the Next Few Days
Marriott Massive March Massacre 2020 – Category Changes Crush Certificate Value – What to Do in the Next Few Days

Marriott Massive March Massacre 2020 – Category Changes Crush Certificate Value – What to Do in the Next Few Days

Introduction #Bonvoyed again. Back in early February, Marriott announced hotel award category changes that will take effect in less than a week, on March 4, 2020. You can access the full list of category changes here: Marriott Bonvoy: 2020 Category…

How to Transfer Hyatt Points Between Accounts, and How Long Does It Take?
How to Transfer Hyatt Points Between Accounts, and How Long Does It Take?

How to Transfer Hyatt Points Between Accounts, and How Long Does It Take?

Introduction World of Hyatt has a very customer-friendly policy of allowing transfers of points between accounts. We used this process for the first time this week. We’d been a bit anxious about it, but the process went smoothly and quickly.…

AA Lockdown Update – Including Potential Media Coverage and Can I Spend My Way Back Into AA’s Good Graces?
AA Lockdown Update – Including Potential Media Coverage and Can I Spend My Way Back Into AA’s Good Graces?

AA Lockdown Update – Including Potential Media Coverage and Can I Spend My Way Back Into AA’s Good Graces?

Introduction Over the past few weeks, we’ve written about AA’s shutdowns and lockdowns of AAdvantage accounts, including: My own personal AA lockdown; Coverage and thoughts regarding the AA account shutdowns and lockdowns in general; and Planning and strategy issues for…

IHG Chainwide “4X 2020” Bonus Points Promotion Is Underway
IHG Chainwide “4X 2020” Bonus Points Promotion Is Underway

IHG Chainwide “4X 2020” Bonus Points Promotion Is Underway

With apologies for being a little behind reporting on this recently-underway promotion, we wanted to cover IHG’s new “4X 2020” bonus points deal, which runs from now through May 15, 2020. The name is a bit misleading, because you won’t…