|This is how it feels after Hilton Honors devaluation today!
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ON MY MIND
What else? The gutting of the Hilton Honors program! We all know devaluations will always happen but the degree of the devaluation today was just massive! To me, Hilton points have joined the Skypesos hall of shame! And that so saddens me as we have had our most amazing travel moments in Hilton hotels! I always preferred Hiltons as they took good care of us as Golds for many years. We always felt we were appreciated while at Starwoods (as Golds) we often felt like the hotel was doing us a favor for letting us stay there! I have about 320k HH points and have no idea what to do with them as workload has been so heavy this year…I have a real problem of sitting down and doing this award booking thing. And the time is really short here, must act before March 28th!
Oh, there was also another devaluation by Wyndham today. Who cares?
This game is getting harder and slowly and steadily reaching the point of where I may be better off with a 2% cash back and Priceline! I am NOT kidding! I think the peak was during the Nightline show days. Other than the 5x and Bluebird/Vanilla excitement, everything else has been going to hell! The airlines are almost there, now it is the hotels turn.
I decided to NOT attend FTU. Why? I do not want to contribute to Mr Diskin’s (the guy who runs Hilton HHonors) treadmill. I will miss you guys, you know it.
The only way to teach companies like Delta, Hilton, Wyndham, etc. a lesson is to hurt them in the pocketbook. Otherwise, they will continue to attack our birthright of hacking this travel stuff:-)
I am thinking about retirement and moving on…
All the gory details of the Hilton bloodbath at Loyalty Traveler. At the end of the post there are several helpful links.
PointChaser continues the excellent Club Carlon redemption series. Category 4 The Radisson Blu in Tunisia looks stunning!
Paddling canoes 2,600 miles across Canada. From Matador Network. Awesome video & pics!
A day in India video. From Vagabondish. Love these HD videos!
tnooz has a breakdown of the most popular travel websites: Expedia (Agencies), Trip Advisor (Destinations), Southwest (Airlines), Travel Blogger Buzz (Blogs). Just kidding on the last one:-)
An amazing story how someone was thrown off a United flight for taking pictures! At upgrd’s Matthew on live and let’s fly. Wow, what can I say? The FA must have had a really bad day. There is a lesson here: Never mention the word terrorist on the plane, NEVER!
Remember what my 10 year old daugher said about United flight attendants the other day “They are kind of snobbish”. She can even spot them! And the pilot’s attitude, wow. I wonder what Captain Denny F. will do in this situation? Matthew: Please do not contact Chris Elliott about this:-)
British Cycling Couple Die in Thailand Crash. OMG, so so tragic. Rest in peace!
ODDZ & ENDZ