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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Nov062019

Kimpton Last Minute Deals to Nov 12

Kimpton Last Minute Deals offers discount rates posted for the next week at 14 Kimpton Hotels across the USA with half of these hotels in California.   $110 for Kimpton Palomar San Diego sounds like a great deal for a Veteran’s Day weekend hotel getaway. However, my searches showed Sunday Nov 10 as the only…

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Nov062019

Frontier SFO to Miami $79 round trip

In 2018 I took advantage of Frontier Airlines $80 round trip flights from Las Vegas to Miami for a trip to Key West. Sure they charge for seats and bags, but I traveled with only a backpack under seat carry-on and took a random seat assignment. The round trip ticket price was $80 all-in to…

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Nov052019

Monterey off-season

November is the beginning of off-season tourism around Monterey, California. Traditionally November means the start of the California rain season where five to six months offer rain showers and potential for major Pacific storms on the Central Coast of California. This year, November simply seems like the sixth consecutive month of dry and warm weather…

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Nov042019

SFO/SJC to Rome $390 AA and UA Jan-May 2020

American Airlines and United Airlines have dropped ticket prices to $390-$410 for flights from San Francisco SFO and San Jose SJC to Rome FCO for travel departures from January to early May 2020. These deals are also available with some Oneworld and Star Alliance partner airline flights. United Airlines  San Francisco SFO – Montreal YUL-…

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Oct312019

United SFO to London $488 nonstop in July 2020

Initially I planned to write an article on how to nest two round trip tickets for a winter trip and a summer trip to London at a discount ticket price compared to summer ticket prices. Turns out that strategy is not necessary today since United Airlines has ticket prices as low as $488 round trip…

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