Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image
Scroll to top

Top

FrequentFlier Blog

Recap: The Week’s Biggest Stories and Best Deals

December 19, 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

Which Airlines Lose Your Bags, Baby?

December 19, 2014 | 6

Checking a bag on your next flight? No doubt you’ve factored the checked-bag fee into your choice of airline. But have you also considered the likelihood that your bag will actually be delivered?

Not all bags make it to their … Read More

Marriott’s MegaBonus Is Back for 2015

December 18, 2014 |

Marriott’s MegaBonus is back for 2015, but in name only.

Offer Details

Between February 1 and April 30, 2015, Marriott Rewards members can earn 2,500 points for the second and subsequent stays, up to a maximum of 25,000 points.

Registration … Read More

Coming from Starwood: Free WiFi, with Strings

December 18, 2014 | 2

It’s been just over a month since Marriott announced that, beginning next year, Marriott Rewards members will be treated to free standard WiFi at most hotels in the chain’s network.

This week, Starwood matched Marriott’s offer:

Beginning February 2, 2015, … Read More

Airlines Under Fire from Media, Lawmakers

December 17, 2014 | 5

The New York Times editorial board is an august group, comprised of 19 of the newspaper’s most distinguished writers and editors. When the Times publishes an opinion piece with the editorial board’s byline, it typically concerns a matter of weighty … Read More

InterCon’s Purchase of Kimpton Gets Mixed Reaction

December 17, 2014 |

This week’s announcement that InterContinental Hotels Group will purchase Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants elicited a decidedly split reaction among travelers.

Among many Kimpton loyalists, the prospect of the company’s 62 boutique hotels coming under the management thumb of InterContinental was … Read More

Delta Upgrades Elite Status with Hertz Perks

December 16, 2014 | 1

In the latest preferred marketing partnership among major travel suppliers, Hertz will award elite status in its Gold Plus Rewards program to elite members of Delta’s SkyMiles program, as follows:

  • Delta Diamond and Platinum elites receive Hertz President’s Circle … Read More

New InterCon Promo: ‘At Least 50,000 Bonus Points’

December 16, 2014 |

InterContinental’s next promotion, “Set Your Sights,” extends the company’s recent string of highly personalized promotions, with offers that vary widely according to the profiles of IHG Rewards members.

Offer Details

After registering on the company website, IHG Rewards members will … Read More

Win a 4-Night Virgin Islands Getaway

December 15, 2014 |

Enter the Lucky magazine “British Virgin Islands” sweepstakes by February 9, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for two to the British Virgin Islands, including air, four nights’ hotel accommodations, one dinner, a LeSportsac luggage … Read More

American Adds New Mileage Bonuses for Premium Fares

December 15, 2014 |

American’s recent announcement that it would not follow Delta and United in converting to a spend-based mileage program in 2015 was a relief to the many infrequent leisure travelers who would be disadvantaged by the new revenue-focused schemes.

Today, American … Read More

Recap: The Week’s Biggest Stories and Best Deals

December 12, 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

United Discounts Award Tickets by 20%

December 12, 2014 |

What’s better than redeeming your miles for a free trip? How about redeeming fewer miles for the same trip.

United is offering a 20 percent discount on roundtrip coach Saver awards to select destinations booked by December 30 and completed … Read More

Loading...