Here’s a pretty cool travel “trick”: Turkish Airlines will either put you up in a hotel for the night or give you a free tour of the city if you have a long enough layover in Istanbul-IST. We covered the details on the free hotel room here (Secret Travel Trick: Free Hotel Layover in Istanbul with Turkish Airlines), now for the free city tour:
You can participate in Turkish Airlines’ “TourIstanbul” for free by meeting the following requirements (can be a paid or award ticket):You’re flying Turkish Airlines into and out of Istanbul You’re just passing through Turkey, your origin and destination is [...]
So I recently discovered a loophole when flying Delta a few weeks ago and exploited the hell out of it.
The end result? Not only did I get a more desirable schedule, I was upgraded to First class on all 3 of my flights.
How to Get It / What I Did:Wait for a change/delay in your flight schedule. This part is really just getting lucky. When Delta has a delay in excess of 15 mins (I know there is a threshold), a warning message pops up on its website/iPhone/Android app informing you of the change and asking you if you’d like to find alternate flights. a Select “View Alternates.” You should notice that it shows very clearly that the options include [...]
Ok, “so what’s the catch?” There’s not really too much of a catch at all.
IHG–InterContinental Hotels–owns and operates the following hotel brands:Candlewood Suites Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts Holiday Inn Club Vacations Holiday Inn Express Hotel Indigo InterContinental Staybridge Suites
IHG’s customer rewards program is called Priority Club. About once a quarter, Priority Club has a promotion where they discount a selected number of their hotels down to 5,000 points/night.How to get Priority Club Points Stay at Priority Club hotels (Holiday Inn, InterContinental [...]
We took advantage of an awesome secret Delta perk when we took a free “shuttle” between LaGuardia and JFK airports. The shuttle ended up being a voucher with a $73 face value providing Town Car service to JFK!
Update 1/5/14: This still works! We used this last week on our way back from The Maldives. We were provided a free taxi ride from Newark-EWR to LaGuardia-LGA.How It Works:
Delta has 2 hubs in the NYC area: LaGuardia and JFK. It is possible, based on flight schedules, that you’ll have to fly into one and out of the other. In most cases, the transfer is up to you and it’s not an easy one. If, however, you fly into Newark (EWR) or LaGuardia (LGA) and [...]