Just because you fly a premium class doesn’t mean that you have class.
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News about Bilt’s latest Rent Day promotion is out. As usual there’s double points on their co-brand card; free Soul Cycle classes; free points for answering trivia; and opportunities to earn free rent.
Special for October 1’s Rent Day they’re offering 5x points-earning on their credit card for sports ticket purchases (up to 10,000 bonus points), and launching Bilt Experiences with an opportunity to redeem points for NFL game tickets, including for hosted suites.
Southwest Airlines is offering 50% off base fares using promo code WOW50.
On September 15 Ishpreet Kaur went to the airport to travel with her parents. They were all flying economy. However she got the three of them upgraded to business class. It was the first time her parents had flown business in their lives, and something they’ve always wished they could experience. Her father appears giddy.
But for her it was something more than just being able to give this experience to her parents. It was the pride in their eyes, seeing their daughter as having made it to the point that she could do this for them.
StatusMatch.com which is currently offering a lucrative status match with Frontier Airlines (up to top tier, open to people that have matched before, and even matching against hotel and cruise programs).
They now also have a a status match offering with LATAM, the South American megacarrier that left oneworld to link up with Delta Air Lines. And they’re even matching up to Black status.
JetBlue staff boarded a flight in Jamaica to question a passenger who was seated about traveling without a ticket. The passenger didn’t take kindly to be questioned, threatening to throw down: “Mek mi f**k-up one a unuh in yah.”
Delta is demanding more from customers without giving them any more in return, and rewarding them with a currency that it worth less than what customers can earn elsewhere. And their bet is that a small subset of cardmembers will increase their spend so much as to offset those who cancel and the bulk of cardmembers for whom the changes aren’t designed to incent spend.
Open seating on Southwest Airlines means Lord Of The Flies… or sometimes Thunderdome. That doesn’t work for everyone, but I actually like it.