Traveling with Kids: Seats and Upgrades

So what should you do as a family
Do your best to sit together on initial booking.  Expect cost and lack of options (except back of the plane)
Go to the gate agent and ask for help as soon as you get to the airport.
Upgrades: Splitting reservations – I only recommend doing it on the way home AT THE AIRPORT to avoid issues.

Marriott Lifetime Platinum Achievement Unlocked…?

Heads in beds. A dubious distinction of a business traveler is achieving lifetime status at anything.  Million miles milestones with airlines or minimum level at a hotel chain.  In another sign of my constant wanderlust and success of my employer I have now achieved the highest lifetime status at the Marriott corporation. The timing couldn’t…

Motivation: Using Passwords to Achieve Goals

Daily focus / self actualization towards goals is something that has long been studied and debated.  Though many find it hard to keep the habit up and soon life gets in the way.   How to keep my focus on my goals? I have to type my password in multiple times a day.  For years, I…

Travel without a Real ID in 2018 will be challenging for 10 states

REAL ID Federal Enforcement Act passed by Congress in 2005 “set standards for issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses”.  This is going to be enforced in early 2018.  I am sure these 10 states will do something.. just no idea what yet? Source: Home Land Security – https://www.dhs.gov/federal-enforcement January 22, 2018 All non-compliant…

Travel: Marriott new renewal expiration date

I just got my status renewal email for Marriott Platinum Elite.  Yes, I hit 75 nights already this year. Lots of travel.   What I found interesting is the expiration is June of 2019 not Jan 1st of 2019.  I wonder if this is due to the planned SPG integration next year. As with all…

Travel: Thanks Again – More points for zero change

Hi all, As many of you know I like to earn points for things I already do while traveling. While chatting I realized that many of you have not heard of Thanks Again.   Short version is any money spent at airports can earn you frequent flyer miles.  All you have to do is signup (link…