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Southwest’s LAX Terminal to Get Makeover

September 18, 2014 |

Los Angeles International Airport, the country’s third-busiest, seems as busy reinventing itself as it is busy hosting arriving and departing passengers. The renovations to Tom Bradley International Terminal are ongoing. And the $300 million upgrade of Terminal 2 is due … Read More

Earn Bonus Airline Miles for Radisson Stays

September 18, 2014 |

Carlson now has several solid bonuses on offer for fall and winter stays. The sweet spot: where they overlap.

Offer Details

Between September 15 and December 15, Club Carlson members can earn 7,500 American AAdvantage miles after two stays at … Read More

American Agents Vote ‘Yes’ to Unionization

September 17, 2014 | 1

Until yesterday, there was just one employee group at American Airlines that was not represented by a union: customer-service workers, including reservations and airport agents.

On September 16, in what the union calls “the largest labor organizing victory in the … Read More

Spirit’s New Look Is Bold, Brash

September 17, 2014 |

Is there a season for airline rebranding? With new logos and aircraft paint schemes introduced by three U.S. carriers just this month, you might think so. First, there was Southwest, closely followed by Frontier. And this week, it’s Spirit’s turn.

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Earn Bonus United, Air Canada Miles for London Flights

September 16, 2014 |

Fall is a great time to visit London. Bonus miles make it even better.

Offer Details

Between September 23 and December 12, MileagePlus members can earn up to 35,000 bonus miles for roundtrip flights between the U.S. or Canada and … Read More

Southwest: ‘No Plans to Charge Bag Fees’

September 16, 2014 |

Among the larger U.S. airlines, arguably no carrier has done more to reinvent itself than Southwest. In just the past few years, Southwest has designed and rolled out a new frequent flyer program; introduced a new fare structure; launched international … Read More

Marriott Nudges Guests to Tip Housekeepers

September 15, 2014 | 31

As tipping goes, tipping hotel housekeepers is as optional as it gets. There are no reliable statistics on how many travelers leave a few bucks on the nightstand before checking out after their hotel stays, but my best guess is … Read More

Win 1 of 4 REI Adventure Trips

September 15, 2014 |

Enter the REI “Around the World” sweepstakes by October 3, 2014, for a chance to win one of four grand prizes: 1) a 10-day trip for two to Machu Picchu; 2) a 10-day trip for two to Costa Rica; 3) … Read More

Recap: The Week’s Biggest Stories and Best Deals

September 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

Southwest: Now Free to Move Outside the Country

September 12, 2014 |

For most of its 44-year history, Southwest was a domestic-only carrier.

It was only in July that the carrier pushed beyond U.S. borders, with flights to Mexico and the Caribbean.

Today, Southwest further expanded the scope of its network with … Read More

Can Sensory Deprivation Upgrade Coach-Class Flying?

September 11, 2014 |

Whose side is Airbus on?

The aircraft manufacturer has come down on both sides of the passenger-comfort debate, dissing the industry-standard coach seats as “crusher seats,” and then filing a patent application for what may be the most congested coach-class … Read More

Earn More When Dining at Starwood Restaurants

September 11, 2014 |

Hotel restaurants have a checkered history. There was a time, now largely forgotten, when hotels and luxe restaurants went hand in hand. A fancy meal meant a trip to the local Hilton or Hyatt.

That was followed by a long … Read More