March 2012

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What’s Wrong With the SPG Thermometer?

I track my nights/stays/points very closely…I mean, who doesn’t?  I blogged earlier this year that for several days/week the SPG thermometer, which I love, had disappeared from the website.  Luckily, it reappeared a few days/weeks later. However, it seems to…



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How I got @United to Match My @USAirways Status…and other status match news

Last week I blogged about the fact that I am ready to leave behind my Chairman Status with US Airways and make a move to a new airline. It’s a hard decision, I’ve held Chairman and Platinum status with US…


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OUT NYC, City’s First Gay Focused, Straight-Friendly Resort Opens

OUT NYC, New York City’s first hotel to cater specifically to gay tourists, has opened on 42nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenue near Hell’s Kitchen.  The hotel’s co-owner, Ian Reisner, describes the hotel as the world’s first gay focused,…


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United Suspends Participation In Star Alliance Upgrade Award Program

United Airlines has suspended their participation in the Star Alliance Upgrade Awards program while they work through their merger with Continental Airlines. I spent several hours on the phone with US Airways last week trying to figure out why I…






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Starwood nights/stay thermometer returns to website

Five days after Starwood’s 2012 benefits went into effect, and their website underwent some changes, the nights/stay thermometer has returned to their website. After logging in this morning, I was very pleased to see that the trusty little thermometer was…


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Preparing for the President of Romania @SheratonHotels Brussels

A two-day EU summit which got underway in Brussels today, brought world leaders to my front door…or at least the hotels’  front door. Today in the lobby of the Sheraton Brussels officials from the hotel & Romania prepared for the arrival of…