Southwest Airlines has one of the most lucrative benefits available to the frequent flyer public – “The Companion Pass”. The Companion Pass is a part of Southwest Airline’s Rapid Reward program and it allows the recipient to designate one individual as a companion, and all travel by that companion (with the primary pass holder) is free of ticket cost.
Today Hyatt introduced a new loyalty program called World of Hyatt. It is replacing their current program ‘Hyatt Gold Passport” and there are significant changes from the current program. The current program continues until February 28th, 2017 with the new World of Hyatt program starting on March 1st of the same year.
On my second trip to San Diego I was able to meet up with three friends and spend the afternoon and evening with them. As I had mentioned earlier we had dinner together at Herb and Wood, and I can’t recommend this restaurant enough. The meal was excellent. After breakfast the following morning one of my friends, Scott (the same one from New Year’s Eve) and I took a cab together to the airport for our morning flights. Scott’s flight was scheduled to leave an hour before my flight, so I followed him to Terminal 2 to spend some time at the Delta Sky Club.
After landing at San Diego International our group took a cab over to Coronado Island and the Hotel Del. The cab ride takes about 30 minutes and it takes you over the Coronado bridge. Even though I don’t have acrophobia, I always find driving over this bridge a little intimidating. At the hotel we pulled in the front receiving porte cochere and walked into the hotel’s check-in area. The Hotel Del Coronado is beautiful from the outside with a bleached white structure and bright red roof. The hotel has a long history and has been at this location since 1890’s.