The results are in for the J.D. Power 2016 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study. Overall, guest satisfaction improved for a 4th consecutive year. And satisfaction is higher for guests that are part of hotel rewards programs.
Luxury brand hotels, like Ritz-Carlton, had the biggest jump in customer satisfaction. And Ritz-Carlton also had the highest satisfaction score of any hotel brand in the last 20 years!
Ritz-Carlton Hotels Ranked as the Top Luxury Brand for a 2nd Consecutive Year. I’ll Show You How to Earn Free Stays at Ritz-Carlton and the Rest of the Top-Rated Hotel Brands
I’ll explain how you can get free stays at the top-rated hotel brands!
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Million Mile Secrets reader Fran B emailed:
Is the Citi Prestige card worth keeping after the first year? The 50,000 ThankYou point sign-up bonus was great, but the $450 annual fee is a lot! If I keep the card, will I get the $250 statement credit for airline fees (like airfare and baggage fees) every year I’m a cardholder?
Great question, Fran B!
In short, yes, it could be worth keeping your Citi Prestige card after the first year if you’re able to use its most valuable perks.
Because the annual $250 statement credit for airline fees (that you’ll get each year you’re a cardholder), Priority Pass and American Airlines Admirals Club lounge access, and the 4th night free perk, can more than offset the $450 annual fee!
We don’t earn a commission on this card, but we’ll always tell you the best deals!
The Sign-Up Bonus From the Citi Prestige Card Is Worth Up to $800 in American Airlines Flights with NO Blackout Dates. So It’s Easy to Redeem Your Points for Big Travel to Places Like Mexico and Beyond!
I’ll explain who should consider keeping this card, even after sign-up bonus the first year.
Posted in Airlines, American Airlines, Citi Prestige, Citi Thank You Points, Citibank, Credit Cards, Hawaiian Airlines, Save Money, Singapore Airlines, Travel Tips, United Airlines
In our interview series, we always ask, “What do you now know about collecting miles and points which you wish you knew when you started out?”
The most common answer interviewees give is that they wish they would have started sooner. Even if you’re unsure of your travel goals, starting to earn transferable points now will give you lots of options for your future trip plans.
Because transferable points programs have dozens of airline and hotel partners, you’ll have the flexibility to choose where to move your points when you’re ready to use them.
Dreaming of Big Travel? Transferable Points Give You the Most Flexibility When You’re Ready to Plan Your Trip!
Let’s take a detailed look at the 4 major transferable points programs.
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Exciting news! This is our first installment of a new “Sweet Spot” series where we highlight the best aspects of different award charts.
I’ll discuss using Flying Blue miles for award tickets on Delta to Hawaii! And why it’s an especially good deal for folks who collect Chase, Citi, AMEX, or Starwood points.
If You’re Not on the West Coast, You Can Get to Hawaii for Fewer Miles With Flying Blue
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Good news for folks looking for more Hawaiian Airlines miles!
Through June 21, 2016, you’ll get a 25% bonus when you transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Hawaiian Airlines miles!
Get a 25% Bonus When You Transfer Your AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Hawaiian Airlines. And Escape to Hawaii From the Mainland US for 40,000 Hawaiian Airlines Miles Round-Trip in Coach!
Here’s more about what you can do with Hawaiian Airlines miles. And how to transfer your AMEX Membership Rewards points.
Posted in Airlines, American Express, AMEX Business Gold Rewards, AMEX Mercedes-Benz Platinum, AMEX Platinum, AMEX Premier Rewards Gold, Barclays, Barclays Hawaiian Air, Credit Cards, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Membership Rewards, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia