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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Oct062017

Trip Report Day 1 SJC-LHR-PRG

No American TV channels on my hotel room TV in Prague is quite a relief after weeks of disaster media impacting my psyche at home in California. Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, California and western states fires, Las Vegas shootings and the unrelenting Trump media shitstorm have taken a toll on many of us…

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Oct042017

Air Canada $392 LAX to Copenhagen Nov-Mar

Air Canada has Los Angeles LAX to Copenhagen, Denmark at $442 on its website for travel departures from November 2017 to March 2018. Ticket prices for same itineraries are $392 through online travel agencies found through Momondo.com searches. These are available as one-stop via Toronto. TravelMerry.com Air Canada LAX – Copenhagen Los Angeles LAX –…

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Oct032017

SFO to Bangkok, Manila, Singapore $400s, Sydney $762-847

SkyTeam member airlines China Southern and China Eastern have ticket prices in mid-to-upper $400s for San Francisco SFO flights to Bangkok BKK, Manila MNL and Singapore SIN. There are seveal other Asia cities on sale. SFO-Asia departure dates: October 2017 to May 2018, except February for flights via China. Star Alliance Asiana also has SFO-Manila…

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Oct022017

Hotel loyalty promotions October 2017 update

Major hotel loyalty promotions for hotel stays over the next few months. All major hotel loyalty programs, except Club Carlson, have released fall 2017 promotions for October hotel stays. Loyalty Traveler October 2017 Hotel Promotions Guide October 2017 – January 2018 hotel loyalty promotions Best Western Rewards: Best Western 2x points Sep 18-Nov 30 +…

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Oct022017

United LAX to Guam $549 Oct-Apr

Guam dry season is January to May and considered the best time to visit the island. United Airlines has ticket prices at $550 round trip Los Angeles to Guam via Honolulu and Tokyo on most weekdays from October through April. United Airlines LAX – Guam GUM $549.35 Los Angeles LAX – Honolulu HNL – Guam…

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Oct012017

LAX-Tokyo $486 UA/ANA nonstop Oct-Nov

United Airlines has low fares at $486 round trip from Los Angeles to Tokyo NRT nonstop for flight departures in October and November.  You can also fly to Tokyo Haneda on a one-stop itinerary via San Francisco SFO for $490-$500. This appears to be a challenge to Xiamen ticket prices at $419 round trip for…

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