First Class Recap: Infinite Points, Alaska Airlines, and Modern day Atlantis
Welcome to the First Class Recap. We’ve scoured some of the highlights from the travel world for you and compiled them here. These are some of the more interesting things going on in the world of travel, miles, points, luxury travel, and news! Here’s articles from Thursday, May 18th, that you might have missed, but are worth a read!
Alaska Airlines Cares
With recent drama and bad press, it is hard to fathom that the airlines actually know what the words “customer service” mean. There is one airline in particular; I myself only fly with them, who went above and beyond for a recent consumer whose miles were about to expire. ThePointsGuy goes into details about how Alaska Airlines does best for the customer – I hope that customer service rep gets a big raise!
Now if Marriott’s new summer loyalty program is not enough of an incentive to stay with them throughout the summer, then I don’t know what is. Marriott is now offering an additional 2,000 points per stay for each new second hotel you stay with. Did I mention The Ritz-Carlton is on this list? MagicOfmiles talks about the details of the additional 2,000 points and how there is no limit – that’s right – no limit to how many nights you could be earning additional 2,000 points on.
Have you been flown by Royalty?
In a recent interview, the Dutch King revealed his double identity and how he has been able to be a pilot for the last 21 years. HuffingtonPost reveals his tricks on how he stayed anonymous and was simply the pilot of many Europe trips through the Dutch airline KLM.
Check your MasterCards
After reading TravelCodex’s latest post you are going to want to see if your MasterCard will make you eligible to have the members fee waived to join the Leading Hotels of the World. While to some, the fee of $150 is not that bad, considering the perks, it doesn’t hurt to verify your eligibility.
Modern day Atlantis
Whoever said money can’t buy happiness clearly didn’t have $1.7B to invest in a man-made island. And that’s okay, because clearly I didn’t either, but someone did! And CNN talks about Dubai’s plans for the man made island to be completed in 2020 – a modern day Atlantis.