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Another Trip-That-Wasn’t Report – Summertime in Spain (Catalonia) & Andorra – Our Itinerary & How We Booked
Another Trip-That-Wasn’t Report – Summertime in Spain (Catalonia) & Andorra – Our Itinerary & How We Booked

Another Trip-That-Wasn’t Report – Summertime in Spain (Catalonia) & Andorra – Our Itinerary & How We Booked

Introduction & Background This week, Philly and I were supposed to be in Barcelona, in the midst of a week-and-a-half trip to western Spain (Catalonia region) and Andorra. Accompanying us would have been Middle Age Miles daughter Maria and her…

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Trip-That-Wasn’t Report – Paris in May – How We Booked It with Points
Trip-That-Wasn’t Report – Paris in May – How We Booked It with Points

Trip-That-Wasn’t Report – Paris in May – How We Booked It with Points

Introduction One of the things we like to do in our Trip Reports is to provide our thought processes and strategies with respect to all of our bookings. In a very limited sense, our readers may be able to replicate…

[Updated 5/14/20] Summary of Consumer-Friendly Changes to Card Benefits and Loyalty Programs
[Updated 5/14/20] Summary of Consumer-Friendly Changes to Card Benefits and Loyalty Programs

[Updated 5/14/20] Summary of Consumer-Friendly Changes to Card Benefits and Loyalty Programs

Introduction Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen credit card companies and loyalty programs introduce many consumer-friendly changes. There have been so many that it’s hard to keep up with everything! Last week, we published a summary of the consumer-friendly…

Summary of Consumer-Friendly Changes to Card Benefits and Loyalty Programs
Summary of Consumer-Friendly Changes to Card Benefits and Loyalty Programs

Summary of Consumer-Friendly Changes to Card Benefits and Loyalty Programs

Introduction While we’ve been on our housemoving-induced hiatus for the past few weeks and continuing even through today, we’ve seen credit card companies and loyalty programs introduce many consumer-friendly changes. There have been so many that it’s hard to keep…

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…

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.…

Hyatt “Bonus Journeys” Worldwide Promo Starts Tomorrow (Feb 15) – Details, Analysis, and Should You Mattress Run a “First Stay”?
Hyatt “Bonus Journeys” Worldwide Promo Starts Tomorrow (Feb 15) – Details, Analysis, and Should You Mattress Run a “First Stay”?

Hyatt “Bonus Journeys” Worldwide Promo Starts Tomorrow (Feb 15) – Details, Analysis, and Should You Mattress Run a “First Stay”?

Summary of the Promotion Starting tomorrow (February 15), Hyatt’s Spring 2020 worldwide promotion gets underway. It has the same name as Hyatt’s Fall 2019 promotion – “Bonus Journeys.” With this promotion, you can earn double points at all Hyatt hotels…

Our First Impressions as Hyatt Globalist – Wow!
Our First Impressions as Hyatt Globalist – Wow!

Our First Impressions as Hyatt Globalist – Wow!

Introduction Early last year, we reviewed our hotel loyalty elite status plans and decided on a first-for-us ambitious plan to try to reach Hyatt Globalist status during 2019. In deciding where to place our stays for the year, it looked…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/20/20 – RC Visa; Hyatt-SLH promo; Chase Offer Hyatt House; Radisson Rewards; AA awards; Southwest; Marriott cards; Kimpton; new DFW & PHX lounges
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/20/20 – RC Visa; Hyatt-SLH promo; Chase Offer Hyatt House; Radisson Rewards; AA awards; Southwest; Marriott cards; Kimpton; new DFW & PHX lounges

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/20/20 – RC Visa; Hyatt-SLH promo; Chase Offer Hyatt House; Radisson Rewards; AA awards; Southwest; Marriott cards; Kimpton; new DFW & PHX lounges

We’re chock-full of Middle Age Miles News & Notes on MLK Day after a long flight from DFW to Seattle. But first, a quick moment in honor of Dr. King and his contributions to America and our civil rights movement.…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/10/20 – MGM; AA Vacations; Best Western; Hilton; Alaska; LifeMiles; Hyatt-AA
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/10/20 – MGM; AA Vacations; Best Western; Hilton; Alaska; LifeMiles; Hyatt-AA

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/10/20 – MGM; AA Vacations; Best Western; Hilton; Alaska; LifeMiles; Hyatt-AA

No doubt, the biggest news in the credit card/points-and-miles world this week has been the impending changes coming to the Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR) card. We’ve been digesting that news and thinking through the CSR value proposition and strategies in…