Hidden Cameras in Airbnbs and Marriott Courtyard Bonus Points

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of...

4 Takeaways About Airfares and Passenger Experience From United’s Earnings Call

4 Takeaways About Airfares and Passenger Experience From United’s Earnings Call by Gary Leff on October 18, 2018 During yesterday’s United Airlines third quarter earnings call there were four things I wanted to...

Hertz Becomes First Non-Airline to Join the SkyTeam Alliance

Hertz Becomes First Non-Airline to Join the SkyTeam Alliance by Gary Leff on October 17, 2018 Hertz has just announced that they’ve become the first ‘non-air affiliate’ of the SkyTeam airline alliance that...

The End of the A310 and Shouldn’t the TSA Believe Women?

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading The...

Delicious: Customs Confiscated a Whole Roast Pig in Atlanta

Delicious: Customs Confiscated a Whole Roast Pig in Atlanta by Gary Leff on October 17, 2018 A Customs and Border Protection beagle ‘alarmed’ at the luggage of an Ecuadorian traveler entering...

60,000 Chase Points Now Available Online for Sapphire Banking

60,000 Chase Points Now Available Online for Sapphire Banking by Gary Leff on October 16, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You don’t have to use...

Nikki Haley Blasts American Airlines for Cancelled Shuttle Flight

Nikki Haley Blasts American Airlines for Cancelled Shuttle Flight by Gary Leff on October 16, 2018 UN Ambassador and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who will be stepping down from...

Tara Reid and Her Dog Were Kicked Off Delta Flight After Seat Assignment and...

Tara Reid and Her Dog Were Kicked Off Delta Flight After Seat Assignment and Pillow Meltdown by Gary Leff on October 16, 2018 Sharknado and American Pie star Tara Reid and...

Delta Dropping 9 Routes and Uber Reveals its Secret Weapon

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Delta...

Earn Hyatt Points and American Miles at the Same Time on Hyatt Place/Hyatt House...

Earn Hyatt Points and American Miles at the Same Time on Hyatt Place/Hyatt House Stays by Gary Leff on October 15, 2018 When hotels began their loyalty programs a lot more attention was...

Bob Crandall Says Deregulation Gives Us Cramped Seating. Here’s What Will Give Us a...

Airline deregulation was opposed by nearly all US airlines in 1978. It was championed by Senator Ted Kennedy (and his aide now Justice Stephen Breyer) and by consumer advocate Ralph Nader and signed...

Hurry: Delta Lie Flat Business Class Saver Awards to Hawaii for 8 Passengers

Hurry: Delta Lie Flat Business Class Saver Awards to Hawaii for 8 Passengers by Gary Leff on October 14, 2018 Most days from June through end of schedule there are 8...

American Airlines: Our Burger Can Compete Against the Nation’s Best, And We’ll Prove It

A really great burger starts with quality beef. It should have processed cheese that melts well. And it should be inside of a potato bun, sesame seed if you must. Don’t use ciabatta bread or...

3 Day NYC itinerary to Experience the Best New York Attractions

New York is an exciting destination for any kind of traveler. It’s a city that deserves hours spent lingering in cafes, neighborhood communities, museums and star attractions.If you can spend a week in...

Why American’s Partner Finnair is Flying an Air Italy Plane, Despite Doug Parker’s Attack...

Why American’s Partner Finnair is Flying an Air Italy Plane, Despite Doug Parker’s Attack on Air Italy by Gary Leff on October 13, 2018 Yesterday Live and Let’s Fly wrote that...

Business Class Fare Alert: East Coast – Europe From $1490 Roundtrip

Business Class Fare Alert: East Coast – Europe From $1490 Roundtrip by Gary Leff on October 13, 2018 Pulling up Royal Air Maroc fares between Washington Dulles and Barcelona brings up...

What Top Consultants Are Telling Airlines They Should Do to Change Their Programs

What Top Consultants Are Telling Airlines They Should Do to Change Their Programs by Gary Leff on October 13, 2018 McKinsey & Co has a new report “How to improve airline customer-loyalty programs.” It...

Air Canada Bans Grandma Who Wanted Flight Attendant to Pick Up Trash

Air Canada Bans Grandma Who Wanted Flight Attendant to Pick Up Trash by Gary Leff on October 12, 2018 I’ve experienced amazing flight crews during my years of travel. Flight attendants have...

The Unabomber’s Home Will Soon Be a Hyatt and Why Hooters Air Failed

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading The...

Amazing Cathay Pacific Business Class Award Space for 4+ Passengers

Amazing Cathay Pacific Business Class Award Space for 4+ Passengers by Gary Leff on October 12, 2018 Cathay Pacific is a member of oneworld and a partner of airlines like American, British Airways,...

Hyatt Regency Orange County: Family Friendly Disney Hotel

Disneyland Hotels in Anaheim are popular with our readers!So once we knew we would be spending close to two weeks in Anaheim and attending Disneyland for far too many days than I’d like,...

Marriott Adds Bonus For Staying at Different Brands to New MegaBonus Promotion

Marriott Adds Bonus For Staying at Different Brands to New MegaBonus Promotion by Gary Leff on October 11, 2018 Last month Marriott launched their first promotion of the ‘new’ program. Register by...

30% Bonus on Transfers from Marriott Points to United (And Other Hotel Points, Too)

30% Bonus on Transfers from Marriott Points to United (And Other Hotel Points, Too) by Gary Leff on October 11, 2018 When Marriott combined programs on August 18th they took all Starwood points...

How Airports Turn Passengers Into Products Instead of Customers

How Airports Turn Passengers Into Products Instead of Customers by Gary Leff on October 11, 2018 In writing about New York’s $13 billion plan to renovate New York JFK airport I pointed out...

Murdered Oligarch Was Prepared to Testify About Aeroflot’s Role in Russian Spying

Murdered Oligarch Was Prepared to Testify About Aeroflot’s Role in Russian Spying by Gary Leff on October 10, 2018 Nikolai Glushkov was preparing for legal proceedings over claims that he looted over $100...

Business Travel: Companies Increasingly Letting Employees Fly Business Class

Business Travel: Companies Increasingly Letting Employees Fly Business Class by Gary Leff on October 10, 2018 Scott McCartney reports in the Wall Street Journal that corporate travel policies are becoming more generous allowing...

Final Day for Great 60,000 Point Offer on Citi ThankYou Premier

Final Day for Great 60,000 Point Offer on Citi ThankYou Premier by Gary Leff on October 10, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You don’t have...

Buy Up to 200,000 IHG Hotel Points at Just Half a Cent Each

Buy Up to 200,000 IHG Hotel Points at Just Half a Cent Each by Gary Leff on October 9, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You...

Big Changes at Air India: Flight Attendants Have to Share Hotel Rooms, Can’t Upgrade...

Big Changes at Air India: Flight Attendants Have to Share Hotel Rooms, Can’t Upgrade Their Friends by Gary Leff on October 9, 2018 Government-owned Air India is a basket case. ...

Richard Branson’s Advice to Elon Musk and New Airline Customer Service Via Text

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Richard...

A Pilot and a Priest Ascend to Heaven. You’ll Never Believe What Happened Next?

A Pilot and a Priest Ascend to Heaven. You’ll Never Believe What Happened Next? by Gary Leff on October 8, 2018 Pilot and priest joke. A priest dies and is waiting in line at...

Free Top Tier Elite Status With National Car Rental Plus Free Rental Day After...

Free Top Tier Elite Status With National Car Rental Plus Free Rental Day After One Rental by Gary Leff on October 8, 2018 National Car Rental will give instant Executive Elite...

Only One Day Left for Citi AAdvantage 70,000 Mile Initial Bonus Offer?

Only One Day Left for Citi AAdvantage 70,000 Mile Initial Bonus Offer? by Gary Leff on October 8, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You don’t...

New Expanded Dallas Fort-Worth Centurion Lounge Already Limiting Admittance Due to Crowding

New Expanded Dallas Fort-Worth Centurion Lounge Already Limiting Admittance Due to Crowding by Gary Leff on October 7, 2018 A week and a half ago the Dallas Fort-Worth Centurion lounge re-opened...

A Grand Bargain With American Airlines For Bigger Lavatories: Credit Card Ads While You...

A Grand Bargain With American Airlines For Bigger Lavatories: Credit Card Ads While You Go! by Gary Leff on October 7, 2018 Many airlines advertise their credit cards inflight and the reason why...

Last Call for 75,000 AAdvantage Miles and Admirals Club Access

Last Call for 75,000 AAdvantage Miles and Admirals Club Access by Gary Leff on October 7, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You don’t have to...

Hyatt’s 2 Big Chances to Grow and the Cost to Airlines of Keeping Planes...

Hyatt’s 2 Big Chances to Grow and the Cost to Airlines of Keeping Planes Hot by Gary Leff on October 6, 2018 News and notes from around the interweb: Yesterday I broke...

Bizarre: US Virgin Islands Plans to Increase Hotel Taxes, Give the Extra Money Back...

Bizarre: US Virgin Islands Plans to Increase Hotel Taxes, Give the Extra Money Back to Hotels by Gary Leff on October 6, 2018 The Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands announced a plan...

The Price to Renovate New York JFK is Up to $13 Billion – And...

The Price to Renovate New York JFK is Up to $13 Billion — And Will Make Travel Worse by Gary Leff on October 6, 2018 Three years ago New York announced redevelopment plans...

Marriott Employees Shaming the Yankees and United Welcomes Surfboards

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Marriott...

Hyatt Likely to Acquire Two Roads Hospitality: Destination Hotels, Alila, Joie de Vivre, and...

Hyatt Likely to Acquire Two Roads Hospitality: Destination Hotels, Alila, Joie de Vivre, and More by Gary Leff on October 5, 2018 Two well-placed sources tell me that Hyatt is a finalist to...

Swiss Erases Israel From Its Moving Map In Order to “Remain Neutral”

Swiss Erases Israel From Its Moving Map In Order to “Remain Neutral” by Gary Leff on October 5, 2018 Swiss is under fire after its flight from Zurich to Tel Aviv on Thursday,...

Man Refused Boarding For Wearing Shorts

Man Refused Boarding For Wearing Shorts by Gary Leff on October 4, 2018 United Airlines had some confusion last year over whether or not passengers in yoga pants were allowed to fly. ...

New American Express Gold Card: Real Winner

I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links, but I am grateful to you if you do. American Express, Citibank, Chase, Capital One...

Marriott Wants to Make Good, Get You Registered for Fall Promotion

Marriott Wants to Make Good, Get You Registered for Fall Promotion by Gary Leff on October 4, 2018 Last month Marriott introduced its first big promotion since launching their new program. However...

American Admits Basic Economy ‘Underperforms’: Making Your Product Worse Doesn’t Make More Money

American Admits Basic Economy ‘Underperforms’: Making Your Product Worse Doesn’t Make More Money by Gary Leff on October 3, 2018 American Airlines used to believe that ‘basic economy’ would be worth a billion...

Qatar QSuites Awards Wide Open For Whole Family, World’s Best Business Class

Qatar QSuites Awards Wide Open For Whole Family, World’s Best Business Class by Gary Leff on October 3, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. You don’t...

Father: American Airlines Wouldn’t Waive Change Fees When 3 Year Old’s Appendix Ruptured (And...

Father: American Airlines Wouldn’t Waive Change Fees When 3 Year Old’s Appendix Ruptured (And The Reason He Gives is Shocking) by Gary Leff on October 3, 2018 Airlines have fares with significant change...

Final Day: Earn Up to 105,000 Points With Biggest-Ever IHG Rewards Club Card Offer

Final Day: Earn Up to 105,000 Points With Biggest-Ever IHG Rewards Club Card Offer by Gary Leff on October 2, 2018 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. ...

Air Traffic Controller Dies to Make Sure His Plane Took Off Safely

Air Traffic Controller Dies to Make Sure His Plane Took Off Safely by Gary Leff on October 2, 2018 This is an incredible story. Air traffic controller Anthonius Gunawan Agung was working...