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Jan112016

Satori tribute to David Bowie

Brian Cohen of The Gate blog and I talked over breakfast last month at the Washington Hilton and he asked me why my FlyerTalk name is ‘satori’? In short, my FlyerTalk handle ‘satori’ was my 1999 tribute to the influence of David Bowie’s music in my young life. David Bowie died yesterday, two days after…

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Feb022014

Flying Etihad First Class in 2014?

Under $1,500 for a roundtrip CMB-DFW First Class ticket on Etihad, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is an experience a group of flyers will experience in 2014. Yesterday, there was a mistake rate that lasted for hours flying from Colombo, Sri Lanka to DFW, Dallas Fort Worth. Here is a photo spread…

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Oct102010

Loyalty Traveler Heads to Chicago to reveal what is behind door #3

After three weeks creating Powerpoint presentations on hotel loyalty programs for the Chicago seminar, I found myself with a book’s worth of  storyboard information. Loyalty Traveler’s director’s cut is some 350 slides illustrating the rise and fall and rebound romance between loyalty travelers and the hotel industry over the past three years. The actual Chicago presentation…

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Dec222009

Summary of Hotel Promotions for Q1 2010

There is heated activity on the hotel loyalty front in these holiday weeks. Hilton, Marriott, Starwood, and IHG have announced 2010 promotions. Hyatt still has the best promotion of 2009 and you can take advantage of this offer through the month of January. Hyatt Gold Passport “The Next Big Thing” promotion is incredible with combined…

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