OnPoint Newsletter: April 29 2015

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    Follow Along With the 2015 Freddie Awards: Who Will Win This Year?
    If you cannot be at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta — which is the official venue of the Freddie Awards in 2015 — on Thursday, April 30, you can use #TheFreddies or follow@ FreddieAwards on Twitter during the event. Which frequent travel programs do you believe will win this year?

    There Should Be No Compromise on Miles and Points Being Compromised
    British Airways Executive Club. Starwood Preferred Guest. Hyatt Gold Passport. These are only some of the frequent travel loyalty programs which have been compromised by unauthorized users looking to profit off of the miles and points of someone else. “What’s up with the series of claimed breaches and account lockdowns?” asked traveltoomuch. What is the answer to that question; and — more importantly — what are the solutions to ensure that accounts are better protected and more secure?

    Two $12 Meal Vouchers for a Two Hour Delay: Is Customer Service Returning to Airlines?
    “First time I can ever recall being offered meal vouchers for such a short delay” is what tom911 recalled in apparent disbelief when he received two meal vouchers worth $12.00 each on an flight delay of two hours. Is this gesture from the airline a sign that customer service is actually making a comeback?

    Getting the Best Deal on an Award Flight
    Although she already knows how to calculate as to whether or not a revenue airline ticket is a good deal, Beachgirl07 is requesting your assistance in calculating the best value out of an award ticket — but is it possible that her “mileage may vary” in this case?

    How to Have Fun in Los Angeles — or Perhaps Even Tijuana — at Age 40...?
    As a “recently single” man 40 years of age who will be in Los Angeles for three nights, Tom Green has a rental car and he is up for anything — even drive all the way to Tijuana — and is seeking your input. This proves that girls are not the only ones who just want to have fun...

    What are the Most Essential Items in Your Carry-On Bag?
    From a small roll of duct tape to deodorant and from medication to Milepoint cards, Milepoint members list what they believe are the best items in their carry-on bags — and the list keeps growing. What items do you consider indispensable to you?

    Here is How You Can Help the Victims of the Earthquake in Nepal
    As a result of the tragic destruction left by the earthquake which struck Nepal on April 25, Hyatt Hotels Corporation is donating $100,000.00 to support the immediate care and long-term recovery of the affected communities. If you would like to support the response efforts, please consider donating your Hyatt Gold Passport points. Each 5,000 point donation results in a gift to Mercy Corps worth $25.00. United Airlines is also supporting and matching relief efforts for Nepal; and is rewarding members of the MileagePlus program with up to 1,000 bonus miles — depending on how much you donate.
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