Award Valuation

We often work hard to earn enough points and/or miles to finally redeem for award travel. Sometimes these award trips are ambitious round-the-world adventures and other times they could be short trips to visit family. No matter what the redemption we always ask ourselves the question, "Am I getting enough value out of my points?" … Continue reading Award Valuation

Amex Membership Rewards to Hilton Transfer Bonus

Periodically American Express Membership Rewards (MR) offers increased transfer rates to many of its travel partners. One of these partners is Hilton hotels. The standard transfer rate from MR to Hilton is 1:2 so 1,000 MR points equals 2,000 Hilton points. With Hilton points being worth about 0.5 cents each, this isn’t a great redemption … Continue reading Amex Membership Rewards to Hilton Transfer Bonus

Orlando (MCO) Concourse Confusion

For whatever reason Orlando International Airport (MCO) makes navigating their terminal overly complex due to how they are lettered/numbered. MCO operates from one main terminal building which houses check-in, baggage claim, security and an on site Hyatt Hotel in addition to 4 satellite midfield concourses called "Airsides." MCO further splits up these buildings into Terminal … Continue reading Orlando (MCO) Concourse Confusion