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Virgin America Calls Out Blah Airlines

October 28, 2014 |

Virgin America’s latest promotional video runs almost six hours. And in all that time, there’s nary a glimpse of Virgin America.

The video, which runs a crushing 5 hours and 46 minutes, is a pseudo-documentary, capturing in real time Blah … Read More

New AAdvantage Program to Feature Few Changes

October 28, 2014 | 2

That thunderous sigh of relief you heard earlier this morning? That was in response to American’s disclosure of the long-awaited details of the consolidation of American’s AAdvantage and US Airways’ Dividend Miles programs.

Members of the two programs have been … Read More

Are These the 5 Worst Airlines?

October 27, 2014 | 5

Ranking the airlines and generating lists of the top five or ten or fifty is a popular pastime. While such best-of lists have little in the way of practical application, they’re amusing to consider, and if nothing else are an … Read More

Win 1 Million Hilton Points and a Caribbean Cruise

October 27, 2014 |

Enter the CruisesOnly “1,000,000 Points” sweepstakes by December 31, 2014, for a chance to win the grand prize: 1 million Hilton HHonors points, a seven-night Caribbean cruise, four nights at a Hilton hotel, and $1,000 in spending money.

To enter, … Read More

Recap: The Week’s Biggest Stories and Best Deals

October 24, 2014 |

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

Earn 4X AAdvantage Miles for Wyndham Stays

October 24, 2014 |

Between October 15, 2014, and January 16, 2015, AAdvantage members can earn quadruple miles for the second, third, and fourth stays at all 7,000-plus Wyndham hotels.

Registration is required.

Deal or No Deal

Wyndham Rewards members who elect to earn … Read More

Double Delta Miles and Elite Bonus for Hilton Stays

October 23, 2014 |

It’s unusual to see an airline offering elite-qualifying miles for hotel stays. Here’s one from Delta, for Hilton stays.

Offer Details

Through December 20, SkyMiles members can earn double miles plus 250 Medallion-qualifying miles for stays of two or more … Read More

Are You a Hypocrite When Choosing an Airline?

October 23, 2014 | 11

If you were to extrapolate from travelers’ complaints about air service, you’d be tempted to assume that their primary concerns when choosing airlines were legroom (more not less), nuisance fees (fewer not more), and frequent-flyer miles (more not fewer).

A … Read More