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Weekly Recap: Points for Uber Rides, United’s Mistake Fares, & More

February 27, 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

Marriott Gets Tough on Points Expiration

February 27, 2015 |

This week, the world of miles and points took yet another small step in the direction of stinginess and nastiness with Marriott’s announcement of an upcoming change to its points-expiration policy.

According to a longstanding clause in the Marriott Rewards … Read More

Delta Will Upgrade Inflight WiFi

February 26, 2015 | 1

Slow inflight WiFi got you down? Delta customers can look forward to both faster speeds and more reliable connections when 250 of the airline’s planes are outfitted with Gogo’s satellite-based 2Ku systems.

The upgrades will affect Delta’s narrow-body aircraft used … Read More

New Hilton Promotion: Double Miles or Points

February 26, 2015 |

Hilton’s recent network-wide promotions have been halfhearted affairs, neither notably generous nor particularly creative. The company’s latest effort is more of the same.

Offer Details

Between March 1 and May 31, HHonors members can choose to earn either double points … Read More

PointBreaks: IHG Award Nights for Just 5,000 Points

February 25, 2015 |

IHG Rewards today released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels available for booking for just 5,000 points per night through May 31, 2015.

Offer Details

Effective immediately, IHG Rewards members can book award nights for 5,000 points at 146 participating … Read More

Uber Rides Now Earn Starwood Points

February 25, 2015 |

It was inevitable that, sooner or later, Uber would start awarding airline- or hotel-program points for using its service. It turns out to be sooner rather than later, and the loyalty points in question are from the Starwood Preferred Guest … Read More

Earn a Free Night After 2 Choice Hotel Stays

February 24, 2015 |

Over the past three years, Choice’s standard offer has become 8,000 points after two stays.

Sometimes it’s promoted as such: 8,000 points after two stays. More often though, the headline promotes either a free night or a $50 gift card … Read More

DOT: United Need Not Honor Mistake Fares

February 24, 2015 | 4

Did you hear about United’s “mistake fares” earlier this month: business- and first-class tickets from the U.K. mistakenly priced at $100 or less? Many thousands of travelers did, and gleefully rushed to book trips at the ridiculously low fares. United … Read More

Win a Year’s Worth of Free Delta Flights, Plus a Cruise

February 23, 2015 |

Enter the SkyMiles Cruises “Fly Free” sweepstakes by March 31, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: 24 Delta flight certificates, each good for one roundtrip flight within the 48 continental United States and Canada, plus one $3,000 … Read More

Disney Theme Park Tickets: Now $105

February 23, 2015 | 2

Just how magical is Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando? As of Sunday, February 22, it’ll cost you a Mickey-mortifying $105 to find out. That’s for one person, for one day.

Disney raised one-day admission prices at its other parks as … Read More

Weekly Recap: Delta CEO Calls Competitors Terrorists, Free WSJ on JetBlue, & More

February 20, 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

Earn Double AAdvantage Miles for Germany Flights

February 20, 2015 | 1

The only thing better than earning miles for flights to Germany? Earning double miles for flights to Germany, silly!

Offer Details

Through April 17, AAdvantage members can earn double miles for flights between the U.S. and Germany, on American, US … Read More

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