About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Mar302017

Do you find good deals in Marriott Cash and Points reward nights?

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Marriott Rewards introduced a true ‘Cash and Points’ reward night redemption option one year ago in March 2016. Good news is the number of points and cash copay have not changed since Marriott Rewards originally published tables October 2015. http://www.marriott.com/marriott-rewards/use/cash-and-points.mi My last Marriott Rewards redemption was for a hotel stay at Fairfield Inn in Tehachapi,…

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Mar292017

I’m on a low budget to Iceland and Baltics

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Iceland is spelled ‘Island’ in Icelandic. I find some aspect of that Icelandic spelling to be calming in my perception of this North Atlantic island, considering the actual physical openings to the raw forces of Earth found on the island’s landscape of volcanoes and geysers. Last month, February 2017, I bought two WOW Airlines tickets…

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Mar282017

LAX to Sweden $387-$470 Apr-May, Aug-Feb

American Airlines with Oneworld partner Finnair has ticket prices down to $447 for travel in August and $387 round trip Los Angeles to Stockholm or Gothenburg, Sweden for travel April/May and October to Feb 2018. Star Alliance has similar ticket prices and Delta/SkyTeam are about $20 to $30 more. American Airlines  Los Angeles LAX –…

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