About Gary Leff

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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  1. For some travelers an aspirational hotel award is simply having a bed to sleep in for the night and a bathroom.

    Motel 6 allows pets to stay free.

    Having logged tens of thousands of road miles across the U.S. and many of those with pets, I find there is good value with the Motel 6 pets stay free policy.

  2. Greyhound et al are set up to exploit their poor, uneducated minority customer base. This is typical of the reward programs for companies that are geared towards that market. The disturbing trend is how that market is actually expanding, and with the lack of attention and or regulation of these kinds of exploits they seem to be getting worst. I see it often amongst these populations and conducted by large multi-national corporations.

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