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Weekly Recap: Full Summer Flights, Least Sucky Inflight WiFi, & More

May 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

PointBreaks: Free IHG Nights for Just 5,000 Points

May 22, 2015 |

IHG Rewards today released a preview of its latest list of PointBreaks hotels that will be available for booking for just 5,000 points per night.

Offer Details

Beginning on May 26, IHG Rewards members can book award nights for 5,000 … Read More

Earn Up to 2,500 United Bonus Miles for Shopping

May 21, 2015 |

You do earn miles by shopping at the airlines’ mileage malls, right?

There’s no reason not to. The prices are the same. And by making your purchases through the airline’s portal, you’ll be earning miles — typically between one and … Read More

Airline Stocks Tank (and Why That’s Good News)

May 21, 2015 |

Yesterday, United’s stock price plunged more than 10 percent; Southwest was down more than 9 percent. Other airlines’ share prices were similarly hammered.

You’ve followed Warren Buffet’s oft-repeated advice to avoid buying airline stocks, so you don’t care, right? As … Read More

Delta Reduces Prices for Some Awards

May 20, 2015 | 1

When Delta removed the award-price charts from its website, disingenuously assuring SkyMiles members that they could simply look up award prices on Delta’s online booking widget, travelers were rightly upset. Transparency and predictability had been summarily savaged, by a program … Read More

Starwood Credit Card – Same Bonus, Easier to Earn

May 20, 2015 |

For a host of reasons, the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card is one of the most valuable and versatile of the travel-rewards cards. But the normal 25,000-point sign-up bonus is decidedly modest, compared to the bonuses offered by other loyalty … Read More

Earn Southwest Points for Discounted Event Tickets

May 19, 2015 |

Members of Southwest’s Rapid Rewards program have a new option for earning points: ScoreBig, an online seller of tickets to live events such as professional sports games, music concerts, theater performances, and the like.

ScoreBig auctions off tickets that would … Read More

Which Airline’s WiFi Is the Least Sucky?

May 19, 2015 | 2

Just how good is airline WiFi? Not very good, according to Gizmodo. In fact, the tech website warns, “All inflight WiFi sort of sucks.”

First of all, you can’t know exactly what kind of WiFi your plane will offer until … Read More

Win a Trip to Las Vegas for 2

May 18, 2015 |

Enter the Travel + Leisure “This Is How We Vegas” sweepstakes by June 1, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip to Las Vegas for two, including roundtrip air, two nights in a suite at the … Read More

Summer Travel Forecast: Full Flights, Stressed Flyers

May 18, 2015 |

In recent years, the summer travel forecast has been mostly a bad-news story of overlong security lines, overcrowded departure areas, and overstuffed planes.

Summer 2015 will be no exception, according to Airlines for America, the trade group representing the interests … Read More

Weekly Recap: Best & Worst Airlines, Airline Dumps CEO, & More

May 16, 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

From Choice Hotels: a Free Night After 2 Stays

May 15, 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

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