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

Top

FrequentFlier Blog

Weekly Recap: Fire United’s CEO, and Other Stories

January 30, 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

United Cuts (and Complicates) Partner Earning Rates

January 30, 2015 |

It’s been a bad week for members of major airline loyalty programs.

First, there was the announcement from British Airways that, from April 28, mileage-earning rates on discounted coach tickets would be slashed, from 100 percent of the actually flown … Read More

In Seoul, In-Taxi Vomiting Will Cost You

January 29, 2015 |

If you find yourself in a taxi in South Korea with an overriding impulse to vomit, you’ll want to consider the price of succumbing to the urge: 150,000 won (about $138).

That’s the fine agreed to by the city of … Read More

British Airways Devalues Its Mileage Program

January 29, 2015 |

Yesterday, in the inboxes of many members of British Airways’ Executive Club program (including mine) there appeared an email with the apparently innocuous subject line “We’re making changes to the Executive Club.” Of course, any traveler worth his upgrade certificates … Read More

Should United’s CEO Resign?

January 28, 2015 | 5

Should United’s CEO resign? Almost 9,000 people have signed a petition demanding that he do just that.

The online petition was launched by former United employees and cites dissatisfaction not just from retirees but from current employees and customers as … Read More

Airlines with the Best Inflight WiFi

January 28, 2015 | 1

Addicted to WiFi? Most of us are. And the craving doesn’t cease when we board a plane. If anything, when confined for hours in a too-tight seat in a too-packed plane, the lure of Internet diversion spikes.

The airlines, aware … Read More

More Double Points from Virgin America

January 27, 2015 |

Virgin America started the new year with a double-points promotion for a handful of its more popular flights, through February 28.

The airline has launched yet another promotion, featuring double points on a host of additional routes, and extending the … Read More

Hacked: Starwood Members’ Accounts

January 27, 2015 |

It’s not clear whether incidents of loyalty accounts being hacked are increasing in number, or whether they’re simply being more widely recognized and reported. What’s inarguably true is that we’re hearing more about them.

The latest report of hacked accounts … Read More

Earn Double AAdvantage Miles for Asia Flights

January 26, 2015 |

Through March 20, AAdvantage members can earn double miles when flying American or Japan Airlines on the following routes between the U.S. and Asia:

  • Between Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, Boston, or Vancouver and … Read More

Win an 8-Day Trip to France for 2

January 26, 2015 |

Enter the Ste. Michelle Wine “Explore the Possibilities” sweepstakes by March 31, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: an eight-day trip for two to France, including air and hotel accommodations.

To enter, provide the requested information (name, … Read More

Recap: The Week’s Biggest Stories and Best Deals

January 23, 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

Yelp Dubs Small-Town BBQ Joint the Country’s Best Restaurant

January 23, 2015 |

Copper Top BBQ, in Big Pine, CA, (population: 1,756) is the best restaurant in the United States.

Says who, you might ask? Says Yelp. Which means … well, something.

If nothing else, it means that Copper Top was at the … Read More

Loading...