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Weekly Recap: Onboard Drink Limits, Hilton’s In-Room Porn Ban, & More

August 29, 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

Easy Bonus Points from Marriott. But There’s a ‘But’

August 28, 2015 | 1

Is the battle for the hearts and minds of travelers best fought in the trenches of social media? Marriott seems to think so, and is using Marriott Rewards points to both engage consumers and enlist them as marketing shills.

Here’s … Read More

Uber Wins Big at LAX

August 27, 2015 |

Most of the higher-profile news reports about ride-sharing service Uber have a decidedly negative tinge to them. A woman in China robbed and molested by a Uber driver. The increase in urban traffic congestion tied to Uber vehicles. Safety concerns … Read More

Onboard Drink Limits: Yea or Nay?

August 27, 2015 |

With full flights and ever-decreasing legroom, flying has become a test of patience and stamina, pushing some travelers to the edge of their endurance. Add alcohol to that toxic mix and air rage looms large.

It’s a vicious circle: Travel … Read More

Get Ready for Faster Inflight WiFi

August 26, 2015 |

When it comes to inflight WiFi, disappointment has been the name of the game. Slow. Unreliable. And a generally dodgy value given the ratio of price to performance.

The solution to the current technology’s shortcomings, according to Gogo, is its … Read More

Hilton Puts Kibosh on In-Room TV Porn

August 26, 2015 | 1

Hilton will soon join the likes of Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, Omni, Drury, and Nordic Choice hotels in eliminating adult content from its in-room on-demand TV offerings.

Hilton released the following statement regarding the move to TravelPulse:

We are making immediate changes … Read More

New IHG Promotion: Free Nights, Big Bonuses, Oh My!

August 25, 2015 |

InterContinental Hotels Group’s new “Accelerate” promotion extends IHG Rewards’ string of marketing initiatives targeting individual program members with offers tailored to their presumed potential for future hotel stays.

Because the offers are variable, your mileage may vary.

Offer Details

Between … Read More

Limited Time: Fast Track to JetBlue Elite Perks

August 25, 2015 |

JetBlue really, really wants you (and you, and you) to join the ranks of its TrueBlue elites.

So, as it has for the third consecutive year, the airline is offering travelers a fast track to Mosaic, JetBlue’s name for its … Read More