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Limited Time: United Sale on Europe Award Flights

November 30, 2015 |

One of the best ways to maximize the value of frequent-flyer miles is to take advantage of periodic award discounts, which make those hard-earned miles go further.

This new award sale from United is an example, and an opportunity for … Read More

Win a 3-Night Trip for 2 to Scotland

November 30, 2015 |

Enter the Fleming’s Steakhouse “Scotland” sweepstakes by December 30, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for two to Scotland, including air, three nights’ hotel, ground transportation with tour guide, some meals, activities.

To enter, provide … Read More

On JetBlue: Let the Free Amazon Streaming Begin

November 25, 2015 |

Back in May, JetBlue and Amazon announced that flyers who subscribe to Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime service would be able to stream for free tens of thousands of movies and TV shows to their laptops and mobile devices when linked to … Read More

Hilton Tests New $50 Cancellation Penalty

November 25, 2015 |

Is there a limit to the number of ways the travel industry can nickel-and-dime consumers? If there is, it’s nowhere in sight.

The latest is from Hilton, which is testing a new cancellation fee in around 20 properties across several … Read More

Worldwide Travel Alert! Yawn…

November 24, 2015 |

Predictably, if somewhat invisibly and ineffectually, the U.S. State Department this week issued a Worldwide Travel Alert, warning of “possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.”

For anyone paying even scant attention to the coverage of terrorist attacks … Read More

Frommer’s Picks Best Places to Go in 2016

November 24, 2015 | 1

It’s that time again, when thoughts turn to reflecting and forecasting, looking back and looking forward. You know: the best and worst and most notable of the year past. And what to do and see and watch in the year … Read More

Redeem Fewer Delta Miles for Award Flights

November 23, 2015 | 1

With the increasing prevalence of spend-based mileage-earning, it’s becoming more and more difficult to squeeze outsized value from frequent-flyer miles. At least one sure-fire mileage-maximizer remains, however: periodic award discounts, which make those hard-earned miles go further.

This latest award … Read More

Win a 3-Night Trip for 2 to Turks & Caicos

November 23, 2015 |

Enter the J. Crew “Sand & Snow” sweepstakes by December 24, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for two to Parrot Bay in Turks & Caicos, including air, three nights’ hotel, daily breakfast, activities, and … Read More

Weekly Recap: Thanksgiving Travel, Bad Airline Food, & More

November 21, 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

New Hilton Bonus for December Stays

November 20, 2015 | 2

Hilton’s 4th-quarter promotion is double points for weekday stays (Monday through Thursday nights) and triple points on weekends (Friday through Sunday nights) at all 4,300-plus Hilton HHonors hotels, through December 31.

It’s one of the better Hilton offers of late. … Read More

Why Airline Food Tastes Bad, and Probably Always Will

November 19, 2015 | 9

Thought experiment: Imagine eating that coach-class chicken dinner in a quiet restaurant instead of in a cramped, noisy aircraft cruising at 35,000 feet. If you think the airline’s take on Chicken Cordon Bleu would taste better on terra firma than … Read More

Rich and Famous? There’s a Lounge for That

November 19, 2015 | 1

Pity the globetrotting superstars and glitterati.

Not only must they endure the same long lines and packed planes as the rest of us (albeit with some first-class seat time for consolation), but they have to fight their way through a … Read More