Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!
Miles & Points Interview: GodSaveThePoints.com
Gilbert Ott is the creator and writer of God Save The Points. He writes about tips and tricks on how to earn miles. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
Flying British Airways’ “Baby Bus”, Their Direct Flight From New York to London City With Only 32 Seats, All Business Class!
How and when did you start collecting miles and points?
I was young! I think I got my first Delta account when I was around age 12. I don’t quite remember why I was so hell-bent on it, but I was.
Perhaps I read an in-flight magazine talking about the places it would take me. I got everyone in my family an account too. They were NOT miles people…
Why did you start your blog? What’s special about it?
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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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One of the best ways to get Big Travel with Small Money is transferring flexible points to airline and hotel partners for award flights and stays.
If you’re a Citi Prestige, Citi ThankYou Premier, or Citi Chairman cardholder, you can transfer Citi ThankYou points to airline partners. And depending on how you like to use your miles and points, you can get terrific deals booking Business and First Class award seats worth thousands of dollars.
Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Singapore Airlines to Experience Incredible Service, Food, and Comfort
I’ll show you how to transfer Citi ThankYou points to airlines in 4 easy steps!
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New parents know that having a child can temporarily slow down your travel plans! Especially if you take parental leave from a job that normally requires a lot of flying.
If you don’t maintain your usual level of travel, you could lose your airline elite status. But via Head for Points, there are a handful of airlines which will allow you suspend or “hold” your elite status while you take parental leave.
Don’t Cry! Certain Airlines Will Allow You to Suspend Your Elite Status While You Take Maternity or Parental Leave
I’ll explain how it works!
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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