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Status matching – what is it and how to do it? – Part 1 Airlines

Status matching is available for both airline and hotel status and can be extremely useful way to get benefits for a particular trip or if you are changing your long term travel pattern. If you have status in one frequent traveller program you can often leverage this to get similar status…


Beginners guide to Hotel loyalty part 3 – Shangri-la, Langham and Leading Hotels of the World

Today we will look at some of the lesser known luxury hotel loyalty schemes and discuss whether it is worth joining them for even a single stay. Tomorrow I shall looking at the remaining large chains, IHG (Intercontinental and Holiday Inn), Accor (Sofitel and Novotel) and Club Carlson (Park Plaza…


United’s new Polaris Business Class product launches

Yesterday United launched their new Business class product called Polaris. Apparently it is named Polaris after the North Star, as United would like it to be the new ‘shining star’ of business class. This is the most significant improvement in United’s business class product in 10 years and will surely…