by -
1 Comments

Here are seven reader questions from the past week (so many good questions coming in!) that I have decided to reply to publicly. You can always email me, leave a note or private message on Facebook, or Tweet me with your questions.

Reader Questions & Comments June 27 2015

Note that I can shorten the emails and edit them for clarity. I always remove the personal information of both the reader and front line employees. If there are managers involved, I may leave their names intact, however. [click to continue…]

by -
8 Comments

Marriott Rewards has various Travel Packages redemption options where for instance you get a 7 night hotel award + a variable number of airline miles in your chosen airline for a set number of points.

Marriott Rewards Travel Package

In my opinion, this is the best way to use Marriott Rewards points. You get a 7 night hotel award and then can “purchase” airlines miles at ONE Marriott Rewards point per ONE mile with Package 1 airlines. [click to continue…]

by -
0 Comments

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club has another award sale for economy class travel between United States and UK that needs to be booked by May 20, 2015.

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Buy Miles Spring 2015 Spend Miles Promo

You pay 25,000 Flying Club miles for economy return (open jaws between the routes below are eligible too) + 222 to 250 GBP in taxes and fees. The sale is valid for travel as far out as award seats have been loaded/are available. [click to continue…]

by -
3 Comments

When an airline opens a new route, the plane is usually sent off and welcomed with a water cannon salute.

The Most Expensive Water Cannon Salute Ever

Something went terribly wrong yesterday when the fire department mistakenly used foam instead of water when sending off the Virgin Atlantic inaugural flight from Manchester to Atlanta, resulting in the plane “going mechanical”. The flight ended up being canceled. [click to continue…]

by -
7 Comments

When British Airways acquired money losing British Midland (BMI) from Lufthansa, one requirement was to relinquish few domestic slots at Heathrow that Virgin Atlantic picked up to start Little Red.

Virgin Atlantic Little Red

Virgin Atlantic made a wet lease agreement with Air Lingus to operate these flights for three years on its behalf entirely on Virgin Atlantic Little Red livery. [click to continue…]

by -
0 Comments

Hilton HHonors used to offer fixed number of Virgin Club miles for stays and it often made sense to collect miles and later convert them back to Hilton HHonors points.

Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Promo Strategy

Hilton HHonors changed the double dip program (ditched the fixed earnings) and Virgin Atlantic changed the conversion rate of Flying Club miles to HHonors points from 2 points per 1 miles to 1,5 points per mile earlier this year. [click to continue…]

by -
7 Comments

Hilton HHonors has new offer for Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members that can earn up to 15,000 bonus miles for maximum of 5 stays between September 1 and November 30, 2014.

Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic September 1 November 30 2014 Promotion

The maximum number of bonus miles that you can earn per stay at Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites Hilton brands is 1,000 per stay. [click to continue…]