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Bonvoy-age to the Perfect Anniversary Trip

Bonvoy-age to the Perfect Anniversary Trip

Update: 2019-05-30
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“I know this is frustrating, I know what we told you was wrong, but there’s nothing we can do about it”

Was it just last week we were discussing what to do when loyalty programs behave badly? Sigh. Ed Pizza from Pizza in Motion is back this week to recap with Richard on what has been a very interesting week. Aside from some issues with the Award Travel Advanced Facebook group, Marriott has “Bonvoy’d” the Kerr’s 10th Wedding Anniversary trip to Europe. Tune in to hear an absolutely puzzling story of 12-hr Twitter responses, wrong information and just the totally bizarre inability for Marriott’s customer service team to fix their (self-admitted) mistake.

Timestamps

2:05 - Updates on Award Travel Advanced Facebook group

4:40 - Background on their anniversary trip to Europe

9:10 - When you tweet about successful customer service…too soon

13:38 - When customer service via Twitter fails

17:05 - Hyatt to the rescue

23:30 - Keeping perspective & finding a solution


Today's Guest

Ed Pizza founded the Pizza In Motion blog on the BoardingArea network. He's considered one of the preeminent voices in the loyalty program space and is a successful entrepreneur. He's also the host of the Miles to Go and NowBoarding podcasts.


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Bonvoy-age to the Perfect Anniversary Trip

Bonvoy-age to the Perfect Anniversary Trip

Richard Kerr, Ed Pizza