I have always emphasized planning to get the best award redemptions and savings for your vacations. But what happens when your best friend plans a last-second weekend getaway to Vegas for his wife’s 50th? When missing the party isn't an option, you need to map out the options quickly or face a $5,000 weekend. This is precisely what happened to me this spring, but luckily Hyatt … [Read more...] about Travel Lemonade: Hyatt Saved the Day for a Last-Minute Vegas Birthday Party
For those in the travel industry, the expression “the early bird gets the worm” can be translated into “the first to act gets the seat.” This was true on my flight home on the popular Johannesburg-Newark flight when there was a United Airlines cancellation two hours before departure with 250 people on board. Flying to South Africa from the United States is challenging, … [Read more...] about Travel Lemonade: Quick Actions Save the Day on a United Airlines Cancellation
Despite being an elite member with American and United, I often pick the direct flight. Time is money, as the expression goes. More time on the ground equals more face-to-face business meetings. So… sometimes I end up on other airlines, and this time, Delta screwed me again. Travel lemonade is a new feature of Nonstop Points, discussing ways to turn a negative … [Read more...] about Travel Lemonade: Delta Screwed Me Again… or Did They?
As many business travelers know, crucial flight decisions will make the difference in your quality of life and travel effectiveness. No other decision is harder in travel. Do you take a non-stop flight with an airline on which you have no status, or do you stay on your preferred airline and connect through a city? As with many travel decisions, it depends. I’ve listed the most … [Read more...] about Decision Time: Loyalty or Nonstop flight?
While this website focuses on maximizing the value of credit cards, it is important for us to highlight the dangers associated with using plastic (or metal, depending on your card)When I was growing up, our family used cash for most purchases. The theory was simple, if you didn’t have enough money to pay cash for something, then you shouldn’t buy it. I remember my parents … [Read more...] about The Credit Card Game: Don’t bother playing if you can’t pay the bill