Saturday, June 30, 2018

Delta Airlines GDPR Request

As an Irish citizen, I made a GDPR request to Delta Airlines through their web form (Ask A Question > Privacy & Data Protection) last week. Delta rejected my request because I don't live in the EU. Some companies read the law to include EU citizens out of the EU, but Delta apparently does not agree. 
Contact privacy@delta.com with any GDPR questions.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Farewell Fairmont President's Club

FPC was the best value in rewards programs when I started travelling for work. 10 nights earned a free night starting with night 30. Didn't matter the rate or hotel, it was great. They also gave out spa/restaurant certificates. I also enjoyed the bag tags that Fairmont would pay to FedEx the bag it was attached to back to my house if it was lost and found.
I also miss Dividend Miles
Dear Andrew Bussa, 

We wish to inform you that effective 2 July 2018, Fairmont President’s Club will be integrated with the award-winning loyalty program, Le Club AccorHotels. As you may know, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts was acquired by AccorHotels in 2016, a global travel and lifestyle group based in Paris, France.

As a result of this change, your membership in Fairmont President’s Club will be replaced with a membership in Le Club AccorHotels on 2 July 2018.
Please note the following:
• As of 2 July 2018, your membership to the Le Club AccorHotels loyalty program will be governed by the terms and conditions of the program available here. If you benefit from your program after this date, this will indicate your agreement with these terms and conditions. You are of course free to decline to take advantage of the benefits of Le Club AccorHotels by informing us here. You would then lose the benefits that you could have acquired as part of Fairmont President’s Club.*
• To enable us to continue to best respond to your needs, to measure your satisfaction, to improve our customer knowledge and to personalize our offers and the commercial communications that we may send you and, if relevant, to manage your membership of the Le Club AccorHotels program, the personal information that you have provided as part of your relationship with Fairmont and Fairmont President’s Club will be transmitted to the entities of the AccorHotels group. Of course, you are free to decline transmission of this information by informing us here. Objecting to this transmission will automatically result in you being unable to benefit from the changeover to the Le Club AccorHotels program.*
Your Fairmont President’s Club profile indicates you have declined the option to receive marketing information from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and/or Fairmont President’s Club. Le Club AccorHotels will continue to respect your privacy and communication preferences. 

For more information, you may wish to visit the Fairmont President’s Club Members’ Integration Website. 

Thank you for your loyalty. We look forward to welcoming you at Fairmont again very soon.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Simplify Your Credit Cards

There are some many cards out there with different bonus categories that it is difficult to keep a clear view of what's the best card to go with a purchase. Simply your wallet. Focus on 2 or 3 core cards and relax a little.

Another key tip is to use a card at every opportunity. Cash doesn't earn points.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Farewell eMiles

eMiles seems to be shutting down. I haven't used them in a while since it was a poor return on my time.
I did earn some United miles from them.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Airline GDPR Requests

I'm testing the waters for airline GDPR requests. American Airlines and British Airways are the most promising, but I haven't made it to the end of either. I have an open request with Delta and Lufthansa Group. United replied to me with a change of address link, I don't think they knew what I was asking.





Stay tuned! I'll share the results and process.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Fiji Airways to be first oneworld connect partner

The first airline to join in the new capacity as a oneworld connect partner will be Fiji Airways.
Fiji 737 Tail Detail
oneworld connect partners will provide select alliance benefits to frequent flyers from any oneworld member airline travelling on their flights, with a more extensive range of benefits offered with their oneworld sponsors.
oneworld aircraft
Customers with Emerald, Sapphire or Ruby status in any oneworld member airline’s frequent flyer programme will be able to use priority check-in desks, where available.  Also, customers with Emerald or Sapphire status will be offered priority boarding.
Also oneworld
The additional benefits offered by oneworld connect partners to customers from their oneworld sponsors and vice versa include, through check-in of passengers and their baggage for journeys including connections between a connect carrier and any of its oneworld sponsors, the ability to earn and redeem frequent flyer rewards, and earn frequent flyer status points, for eligible flights. 
oneworld again

Frequent Flyer Packing Post

I was included in a write up on frequent flying packing tips.
The Key is to Relax