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Redeem Fewer Delta Miles for Award Flights

November 23, 2015 | 1

With the increasing prevalence of spend-based mileage-earning, it’s becoming more and more difficult to squeeze outsized value from frequent-flyer miles. At least one sure-fire mileage-maximizer remains, however: periodic award discounts, which make those hard-earned miles go further.

This latest award … Read More

Win a 3-Night Trip for 2 to Turks & Caicos

November 23, 2015 |

Enter the J. Crew “Sand & Snow” sweepstakes by December 24, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for two to Parrot Bay in Turks & Caicos, including air, three nights’ hotel, daily breakfast, activities, and … Read More

Weekly Recap: Thanksgiving Travel, Bad Airline Food, & More

November 21, 2015 |

Following is our regular summary of the latest travel news and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week.

If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can … Read More

New Hilton Bonus for December Stays

November 20, 2015 | 2

Hilton’s 4th-quarter promotion is double points for weekday stays (Monday through Thursday nights) and triple points on weekends (Friday through Sunday nights) at all 4,300-plus Hilton HHonors hotels, through December 31.

It’s one of the better Hilton offers of late. … Read More

Why Airline Food Tastes Bad, and Probably Always Will

November 19, 2015 | 8

Thought experiment: Imagine eating that coach-class chicken dinner in a quiet restaurant instead of in a cramped, noisy aircraft cruising at 35,000 feet. If you think the airline’s take on Chicken Cordon Bleu would taste better on terra firma than … Read More

Rich and Famous? There’s a Lounge for That

November 19, 2015 | 1

Pity the globetrotting superstars and glitterati.

Not only must they endure the same long lines and packed planes as the rest of us (albeit with some first-class seat time for consolation), but they have to fight their way through a … Read More

Delta Puts The ‘Premium’ In Premium Economy

November 18, 2015 | 1

Delta’s take on premium economy, Comfort+, is in store for a privacy upgrade: partitions separating the block of more spacious seats from the rest of the coach-class cabin.

According to Bloomberg, Delta will begin installing the cabin-defining panels on domestic … Read More

American Confirms AAdvantage Devaluation

November 18, 2015 | 3

Yesterday, American finally confirmed what has been widely known for two weeks: AAdvantage will follow in the footsteps of Delta’s SkyMiles and United’s MileagePlus, converting from a mileage-based to a spend-based program.

Mileage Earning

The key change is to mileage … Read More