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United Will Upgrade Its Airport Lounges

March 4, 2015 |

United today announced that it will be “transforming the customer experience” at its 49 airport lounges.

Beginning this month, United will begin implementing a three-pronged upgrade of its United Club lounges, including new complimentary food offerings, facility renovations, and a … Read More

Alaska Air Offers Double Miles on 27 Routes

March 4, 2015 |

It’s no coincidence that Alaska Airlines’ latest bonus-mile promotion is for flights to and from cities where Alaska competes with Delta, its former marketing partner and current arch-enemy.

Offer Details

Through May 15, Mileage Plan members can earn double miles … Read More

New Starwood Award Prices Are a Mixed Bag

March 3, 2015 | 1

Starwood has published its list of hotels that will change categories on March 10, resulting in either an increase or decrease in the number of SPG points required for a free award night.

According to Starwood, “Just over 22% of … Read More

Hilton’s Free WiFi Comes with Strings

March 3, 2015 | 2

When it comes to a policy on free in-room WiFi, Hilton’s motto would seem to be “Better late than never.”

The pressure from travelers to make at least basic WiFi available for free for hotel guests has been building for … Read More

New from United: Redeem Miles for Cruises

March 2, 2015 | 1

Members of United’s MileagePlus program who live in the U.S. may now redeem their miles, alone or in combination with cash, for cruises with more than two dozen cruise lines.

Cruise itineraries include the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Mexico, Alaska, … Read More

Win a 9-Day Trip to Ireland for 2

March 2, 2015 |

Enter the Guinness “Ultimate Irish Adventure” sweepstakes by March 31, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: a nine-day trip to Ireland for two, including air, hotels, Irish breakfast daily, a cooking class, Dublin city tour, Belfast city … Read More

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 | 1

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

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