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The Beginning of the End for JetBlue as We Know It

August 21, 2014 | 1

As of earlier this week, JetBlue’s share price had soared 49 percent for the year. According to TheStreet, that outsized spike was largely attributable to institutional investors’ and analysts’ faith that Dave Barger, the airline’s CEO, will soon be replaced … Read More

National’s ‘One-Two-Free’ Promotion Is Back

August 21, 2014 |

For the fourth straight year, National Car Rental is running its “One-Two-Free” promotion.

In this case, repetition is a good thing.

Offer Details

Between August 20, 2014, and January 31, 2015, members of National’s Emerald Club will earn 600 points … Read More

Is Perfume the Antidote to Stinky Air Travel?

August 20, 2014 | 4

In what is being characterized as a move to make air travel appealing to all the senses, Iberia is introducing a custom-designed scent into its aircraft cabins.

The aroma, dubbed Mediterraneo, has three layers, according to a report by Skift: … Read More

The World’s 7 Most Entertaining Airports

August 20, 2014 | 1

Refreshingly, TravelAge West’s “7 Top Airports Around the World” doesn’t purport to reveal a scientific truth. No surveys were conducted, no numbers were crunched.

Rather, it’s the publication’s own take on what a few airports have done to distinguish themselves … Read More

Airline Loyalty? Not Much!

August 19, 2014 | 9

Do airline loyalty schemes actually foster loyalty among the programs’ millions of members?

According to a new poll, conducted for TheStreet by GfK and reported on by Business Traveler, a solid 63 percent of Americans have no loyalty to any … Read More

Hyatt’s Fall Promotion – Nice but Not for Everyone

August 19, 2014 |

Unlike an almost identical promotion that Hyatt ran a year ago, the hotel’s fall 2014 bonus offer is targeted. In other words, only Gold Passport members who meet certain criteria are eligible to receive the bonus points.

Offer Details

Between … Read More

Win a 3-Night Trip for 2 to London

August 18, 2014 |

Enter the Lucky Magazine “London Trip” sweepstakes by October 20, 2014, for a chance to win the grand prize: a three-night trip to London for two, including air, hotel, luggage set, and shopping sprees.

To enter, provide the requested information … Read More

48 Hours Only: JetBlue Award Discount

August 18, 2014 |

JetBlue has recently been among the most aggressive airlines in offering discounts on award travel. That’s the good news.

The bad news: The discounts, this latest one included, have all been flash sales, giving TrueBlue members as little as 48 … Read More

Recap: The Week’s Biggest Stories and Best Deals

August 15, 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

BusinessWeek Calls U.S. Airlines Greedy, Inept

August 15, 2014 | 5

When airlines are profitable, who should be the primary beneficiary of those profits: the travelers, whose contributions to the companies’ coffers made the profits possible, or the airlines’ shareholders, who expect a return on their investments?

According to a BusinessWeek … Read More

New at Virgin America: Unionized Flight Attendants

August 14, 2014 | 1

The votes are in, and 58 percent of Virgin America’s flight attendants have raised their hands in favor of joining the Transportation Workers Union.

With the vote, Virgin America loses its distinction as the only non-union major U.S. carrier. It’s … Read More

IHG Discounts Award Stays in Mexico, the Caribbean

August 14, 2014 |

Battered by the industry’s price hikes, service cutbacks, and program devaluations, travelers sometimes feel like they can’t catch a break.

Here’s some good news from InterContinental Hotels Group.

Offer Details

Members of the IHG Rewards Club program can book stays … Read More