When I introduced the concept of fare construction, I mentioned that it involves finding both booking class inventory and also published fares, matching them together in a way that results in a … [Read more...] about How to Combine Airline Inventory with Published Fares
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A good understanding of fare construction -- including the distinction between a booking class available on a specific flight and the fare that defines the ticket's price -- can sometimes help you … [Read more...] about An Introduction to Airline Inventory and Fare Construction
Now over halfway through the year, I have enough data points to reflect how things have gone in my travels as a Hyatt Globalist. I still find the name stupid, but I'm sure I'll get over it. While on … [Read more...] about Mid-Year Commentary on World of Hyatt from a Globalist
This week, I’m taking a break from The Future of Travel Series to do something a little more practical. I had a chance to catch up with a lot of friends over the holidays and invariably the … [Read more...] about Travel Hacking Tips for the Non-Hacker (Part 1)
Each new year is hopefully an exciting time filled with optimism; I have already summarized my 2016 in travel, now I'd like to look at some 2017 travel resolutions. Lifetime Starwood Platinum, for a … [Read more...] about 2017 Travel Resolutions – Where and How?
United unveiled their plans for Basic Economy fares at today's Investor Day in Chicago. The new Fare Class is going to debut in Q1 2017 (as its own selling class) for flights that will operate … [Read more...] about United’s Basic Economy Fare is Very Straightforward
I'm getting married this year, and that's an extremely exciting thing because it means I get to take an amazing honeymoon trip that I saved tons of miles/points for. And I also get a wife, which is … [Read more...] about My $100,000 Honeymoon Using Miles & Points
Apologies for being AWOL for the past two months, I've been pretty heads down working on my startup (avisell.com) and I just didn't feel like there was a whole lot to write about post-holidays. But … [Read more...] about Where to Find First Class Anywhere in the World!
I just got off of my very first Hainan Airlines flight and I must say that I am overly impressed with Hainan Airlines Business class service. I have only ever flown China Southern A380 long haul & … [Read more...] about Hainan Airlines 787 Business Class Quick Review
Avianca is a member of Star Alliance, so their LifeMiles program gives members access to a large number of airlines, such as United, Lufthansa, SWISS, ANA, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, and more. … [Read more...] about LifeMiles Now Allows Mixed Cabin Redemptions