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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Apr122018

Choice Hotels new alliance with Sercotel Hotels Spain

Choice Hotels news of an alliance with Sercotel Hotels, a Spain based hotel company, may open up many new properties in Spain and Latin America for Choice Privileges members. Details are minimal at this point as to how integrated the alliance will be with 180+ Sercotel branded properties. Most Sercotel Hotels are located in Spain…

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Apr112018

United $528 SFO to Copenhagen July dates

United Airlines is offering San Francisco SFO to Copenhagen CPH for $528.11 round trip through united.com on several departure dates in July. This is about $200 lower than other airlines. The catch is every itinerary I found required a 10pm-9am overnight in Zurich on the return flights. But still a good deal if traveling as…

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Apr092018

United Chicago and Denver to Iceland $354-$366

United Airlines has Denver or Chicago to Reykjavik, Iceland KEF priced in mid-$300s from Chicago and Denver. Departure dates are May to mid-June, then again from mid-August. There are tickets in the mid-$400s for July travel. Momondo.com has lower ticket prices by as much as $50 for some dates, while other dates were only a…

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