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Save 35% on 2-Night Radisson Stays

October 30, 2014 |

Travelers can save 35 percent for stays of two or more nights at participating Radisson hotels in the Americas and Asia Pacific booked by November 11 and completed between November 21, 2014, and January 31, 2015.

Deal or No Deal

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Hilton Offers Double Points for Two or More Stays

October 30, 2014 |

In late September, Hilton polled members of its HHonors program on their choice of bonuses for the company’s next promotion: double points for two or more stays, or 1,000 bonus points for Thursday through Monday nights.

Apparently the majority of … Read More

Ticket Prices Remain High Despite Lower Fuel Costs

October 29, 2014 |

The price of jet fuel has plunged by 22 percent so far this year — a boon to airlines, for whom fuel is their single largest operating expense.

Common sense would suggest that such significant savings would be passed through … Read More

The Future of Flying: Windowless Planes, Panoramic Views

October 29, 2014 |

The U.K.-based Centre for Process Innovation has a vision for the future of flying, and it doesn’t include windows.

No windows, but a 360-degree view of the plane’s exterior?

It’s a neat trick, accomplished with flexible photovoltaic displays mounted on … Read More

Virgin America Calls Out Blah Airlines

October 28, 2014 |

Virgin America’s latest promotional video runs almost six hours. And in all that time, there’s nary a glimpse of Virgin America.

The video, which runs a crushing 5 hours and 46 minutes, is a pseudo-documentary, capturing in real time Blah … Read More

New AAdvantage Program to Feature Few Changes

October 28, 2014 | 1

That thunderous sigh of relief you heard earlier this morning? That was in response to American’s disclosure of the long-awaited details of the consolidation of American’s AAdvantage and US Airways’ Dividend Miles programs.

Members of the two programs have been … Read More

Are These the 5 Worst Airlines?

October 27, 2014 | 5

Ranking the airlines and generating lists of the top five or ten or fifty is a popular pastime. While such best-of lists have little in the way of practical application, they’re amusing to consider, and if nothing else are an … Read More

Win 1 Million Hilton Points and a Caribbean Cruise

October 27, 2014 |

Enter the CruisesOnly “1,000,000 Points” sweepstakes by December 31, 2014, for a chance to win the grand prize: 1 million Hilton HHonors points, a seven-night Caribbean cruise, four nights at a Hilton hotel, and $1,000 in spending money.

To enter, … Read More

Recap: The Week’s Biggest Stories and Best Deals

October 24, 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

Earn 4X AAdvantage Miles for Wyndham Stays

October 24, 2014 |

Between October 15, 2014, and January 16, 2015, AAdvantage members can earn quadruple miles for the second, third, and fourth stays at all 7,000-plus Wyndham hotels.

Registration is required.

Deal or No Deal

Wyndham Rewards members who elect to earn … Read More

Double Delta Miles and Elite Bonus for Hilton Stays

October 23, 2014 |

It’s unusual to see an airline offering elite-qualifying miles for hotel stays. Here’s one from Delta, for Hilton stays.

Offer Details

Through December 20, SkyMiles members can earn double miles plus 250 Medallion-qualifying miles for stays of two or more … Read More

Are You a Hypocrite When Choosing an Airline?

October 23, 2014 | 10

If you were to extrapolate from travelers’ complaints about air service, you’d be tempted to assume that their primary concerns when choosing airlines were legroom (more not less), nuisance fees (fewer not more), and frequent-flyer miles (more not fewer).

A … Read More