OnPoint Newsletter - 12/18/2012

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    Award Wallet Forced to Stop Accessing United
    While not very surprising to many, yet quite disappointing to those who use the service, United Airlines just become the fourth major US airline to stop Award Wallet from accessing their award data. There is still a way to provide AW with the data automatically, but it won’t be as up-to-date or convenient as it was previously. Will those of you who use the service continue to do so or has it lost too much value to continue?

    Hilton: Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale
    Have a vacation in the works? Book a weekend stay at any Hilton worldwide between now and January 31, 2013 and you can save up to 40%. Need a little more incentive? Hilton HHonors members receive a double stay credit for each stay of at least two night. Check out the post on Milepoint for more details!

    Hotels Are Now Paying Cash For Positive TripAdvisor Reviews
    Busted. Consumers who use review websites such as TripAdvisor and Expedia to help choose their hotels may have to think twice about positive reviews... those reviewers may have gotten paid in cash to write them. As consumer reviews become more substantial in choosing between one hotel or another, many hotels are looking for ways to increase their star ratings. Do you use customer reviews to choose hotels while traveling?

    Southwest Airlines to Start Charging a No-Show Fee
    Have you ever booked a flight just to decide you don’t feel like flying on that day? Evidently, you would be one of many customers of Southwest Airlines. Due to empty seats not getting filled, Southwest has decided to finally charge a fee for no-shows. Milepoint members seem to be shocked there wasn’t a fee already in place and even go so far to accuse them of being “way too customer friendly.” Breaking news: This is the first time "way too customer friendly" has ever been written to describe an airline on a travel forum!

    11 Awesome Last-Minute Gifts You Can Get From Your Hotel
    Here at Milepoint we strive to help our users get the information they need to get the most out of their miles and points, but we wanted to increase our usefulness and provide our loyal frequent posters some last minute gift ideas for loved ones without ever leaving your hotel. From home decor to gourmet chocolates, you’re bound to find something for everyone laying around your favorite hotels. Though you may love a good deal, smuggling hotel goods is still frowned upon, so remember to pay up after finding your perfect gift.

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