Episode 81 What Excites You The Most About Miles and Points 2019 - LVA Travel

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What do you think about the airlines’ new award system, shifting from fixed to variable? In this episode, we check in to hear what LVA Travel writer Mike Friedman has to say on the topic. LVA Travel "The Travel Game" (lva.travel) is the new Travel, Points and Miles section of Las Vegas Advisor launched this summer. For him, the change has been mostly positive, and he explains why availability and choice in this regard weigh heavier than pricing. Mike also talks about the advantages of a slower economy and a downturn in the travel season, pointing out the fantastic promotions that hotels offer during these periods. How you spend your miles and points is your business, but tune in to hear how to get the absolute best out of them!
Key Points From This Episode:
• Why Mike finds the “slowdown” in the economy and travel exciting.
• The return of a particularly favorite hotel promotion in 2019.
• How Hyatt, Hilton, and Marriott fared in terms of these promotions.
• The airlines shifting from fixed award charts to variable award charts.
• Why this new award structure is advantageous.
• How the increasingly sophisticated airline revenue management systems changed the game.
• The importance of understanding what your miles are worth and using them strategically.
• The benefits of being flexible with the day and dates you travel on.
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