Hilton HHonors Posts

HHilton Continues to Give Away Free Gold Status... And I'm Ready to Move On

This past week, Hilton sent letters (with both Hilton HHonors and American AAdvantage logos in the letterhead) to certain AA frequent flyers. The letters say, in part,
Congratulations. As a valued member of the American Airlines AAdvantage program, you’ve been selected to receive two ...
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OK... I made it to HHonors Gold. Now what?

A few weeks ago, I got serious about my hotel status and did a "fast track to Gold" challenge with Hilton Honors. (You can find my post about it here.)
Basically, I called up HHonors customer service, and they offered me a deal whereby I could get myself quickly to ...
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Getting Serious About Hotel Status

I spent the last year getting far more serious about airline status. Early in the year I learned about routing rules, planning complex multi-city itineraries, and other tricks of the mileage earning trade. And now I have top-tier status to show for it.
So what's next?
Now I'm looking to do ...
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Upgrd Podcast 6: Hotels, Motels, and Air Beds

In this week's upgrd podcast we start our discussion of hotel loyalty programs. Topics include:
How ready are you for a US Airways 1549 type of incident? US Airways bizarre status buy up program http://www.usairways.com/awa/content/dividendmiles/preferred/buy-up-to-preferred.aspx ...