Bits ‘n Pieces for April 28, 2013

News and Notes from Around the Interweb:

  • Club Carlson has announced hotel category changes. The category that each hotel is assigned to determines how many points the property will cost. It appears that about 100 hotels will be getting more expensive for redemptions, while about 150 hotels will be getting less expensive. The changes go into effect May 1, so you have through April 30th to book hotels at the old rate if you wish.

  • Not really travel-related except that I’ve already seen this around the world in my travels: McDonald’s is considering all day breakfast and also delivery. One of the great mysteries of life and unsettle-able debates is what time McDonald’s stops serving breakfast. That argument could finally be settled. Hard to imagine margins high enough to justify delivery, at least without a delivery fee, though in parts of the world where labor is exceedingly cheap we see delivery already. None of which changes just how unhealthful most of the breakfast items are, though the hash browns when properly cooked are darned delicious.

  • Loyalty Lobby has details for a new offer of 1500 Priority Club bonus points on your next stay within 90 days of registering. Register here but don’t do it until you know you have a stay coming up within 90 days.

  • Becoming a Singapore Girl: CNN video via Milepoint.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Comments

  1. At the risk of raising the ire of the DC (Dietary Correct) I like the idea of the all day breakfast.

    I don’t like the Orlando Club Carson property award rates getting rocked. Of course with the Radisson there going for $200+ at times and just costing 9,000 points (points could be bought for $63) I guess it was inevitable.

  2. We all remember the scene in “Falling Down” right?

    Heck, McDonald’s ought to make breakfast 24 hour just to avoid those scenes.

    Besides, the breakfast items are just as appealing, and just as (un)healthy, as the rest of the junk on the McDonald’s menu. 🙂

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