Rewards program membership, that is. Sorry to disappoint if you thought I was asking about something else.
I found these old Delta and Northwest tags while cleaning out my desk. I really wish I had saved all the airline and hotel cards from the beginnings of my business travel in 1987. I never, ever saw myself traveling as long as I have been doing so and never could have imagined I’d be writing about travel.
Yes, I do remember my first.
Continental Airlines and Holiday Inn around 1988. Followed soon thereafter by Air Canada and Best Western. You never forget your first (or your second either, in my case). National Car Rental was my first of the car programs in the early days of “Emerald Aisle.” After that, it gets fuzzy for me. So many airline, hotel and car rental programs have been in my life between then and now.
My most recent: IcelandAir and Rica Hotels.
What about you? Do you remember your first (rewards program membership, that is!)?