Here are several other articles from around the travel web that I think you may find interesting:
Aegean used to be an interesting option for the savvy award traveler for both status and inexpensive awards. With these changes, some of the better sweet spots are now in line with other programs. What hurts the most is that there was no warning changes were in the works.
Best Western devalues with no notice – some hotels now cost 70,000 points – Points with a Crew
I’ve never been a huge fan of the Best Western Rewards program. The last time I booked anything was two years ago when they offered all properties in the U.S. for just 10,000 points per night. With these new changes, it’s basically complete garbage, barring any excellent promotions.
O (AIR) CANADA: PROBLEMS AT AEROPLAN – Live and Let’s Fly
This sounds awful. The worst part is that you cannot even reach Aeroplan over the phone. I would be extremely frustrated if I had awards I wanted to book and the space was there, but am stymied by the loyalty program booking system itself.
Let’s Be Honest – Turkish Airlines Is Not The Deal Of The Year – It Sucks! – Miles to Memories
Mark Ostermann provides his contrarian take on the value of Turkish Miles & Smiles domestic United awards. I disagree completely. They are one of the best award “finds” of the year and entirely worth the effort required.
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