Spendelicious, an extravagance travel website, guarantees world class status in hotels and airline loyalty programs for an expense. Aircrafts and travel-industry specialists are considering the website a “scam.”
Travel editor Peter Greenberg revealed to CBS 2 by means of Skype he giggled when he heard about spendelicious.com.
“If it’s too good to be true, it is,” Greenberg said. “This is pure and simple a scam.”
The website sells status in different hotel programs like the Chicago-based Hyatt.
At the point when gotten some information about “Spendelicious,” Hyatt representative described it as “not a legitimate site” and started exploring.
The website additionally offers airline partnerships like the Star Alliance, which incorporates Chicago-based United and gold-level deals for up to $3,000.
Greenberg said tip top statuses on airlines isn’t simply flying in the front of the cabin, it’s priority boarding, luggage allowance and ground support.
The website likewise claims to offer memberships to VIP lounges like the Admirals Club for American Airlines travelers.
Be that as it may, American Airlines disclosed to CBS 2, “It’s a scam.” The worldwide Oneworld association is sending a “cease and desist” arrange.
Status in SPG, a hotel loyalty program is additionally available to be purchased. As indicated by the site, first class individuals can show signs of improvement rooms, free breakfast and different advantages.
A representative for Marriott,o its parent organization, said “I have alerted our internal teams about this unauthorized website and appreciate any efforts on your part to alert viewers not to engage with it.”
Delta included, “it’s not legit.”
CBS 2 endeavored to connect with Spendelicous, yet nobody replied.
Greenberg offered counsel to voyagers with respect to Spendelicous.
“Please save your money,” he said. “Don’t do it.”