I travel a lot. How much? I have status on American, United, Frontier, and Delta. A lot. One of my biggest fears is missing a flight due to traffic (Waze and Google Maps to the rescue – use arrive by time to plan when you need to leave), airport security, or great meetings with customers
Sometime after noon CT today (6/27/2019) Marriott forced me to change my password and use Multi-factor Authentication (MFA). Uh oh? Here’s hoping it is just Marriott being proactive and not another breach yet to be announced like the one from last year: https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/30/tech/marriott-hotels-hacked/index.html If they are being proactive they should probably read the research that
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.
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
I travel for work… a lot. Which means I am connecting to a lot of WIFI networks. Yes, I know security issues but hey I have to get work done no matter where I am. Issue: Long logon / Logoff and Guest WIFI redirects failing Recently, I was experiencing extraordinarily long Logon and Logoff times.
Lots of news and articles are posted about the merger of Marriott Rewards, Ritz Carlton, and SPG loyalty programs. Here is the primary link for details about the announcement and the impending effect in August of 2018. https://members.marriott.com/ During the live announcement Marriott stated they read a lot of blogs from the fiercely loyal. Even
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
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
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
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