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Aer Lingus to Rejoin American in oneworld Alliance

May 28, 2015 |

International Airlines Group, the holding company that owns British Airways, Iberia, and budget carrier Vueling SA, appears set to acquire Aer Lingus following a public expression of support for the deal from the Irish government, which owns 25.1 percent of … Read More

Delta Adds Flights in Battle for Seattle

May 27, 2015 |

With the battle for Seattle running hot and heavy between Alaska Airlines and Delta, Seattle-Tacoma International has become one of the country’s fastest growing airports, vaulting from 15th to 13th busiest between 2013 and 2014. That furious growth rate shows … Read More

Radisson Deals a Discount for Summer Stays

May 27, 2015 |

Radisson’s new Get More promotion features a discount on future stays after a qualifying stay at Radisson hotels in the Americas.

Offer Details

Travelers who book stays of two or more nights at participating Radissons between May 26 and July … Read More

United Offers Mileage Bounty for Bug Reports

May 26, 2015 |

United is serious about squashing security bugs on its website and in its mobile apps. How serious? So serious that they are offering a bounty of up to 1 million MileagePlus miles to anyone who reports a problem.

Under the … Read More

To Know Spirit Air Is to Love It. Or Not

May 26, 2015 | 2

Spirit, by most accounts the country’s most reviled airline, has launched another P.R. offensive designed to warm the cockles of the hearts of the legions of travelers who find the carrier’s business practices nasty and deceptive.

Last year, after years … Read More

Singapore Air Puts the Premium in Premium Economy

May 25, 2015 | 1

On most airlines, Premium Economy, by whatever name (Main Cabin Extra, Delta Comfort, and so on) is little more than a standard coach seat with a few extra inches of legroom. With comfort in regular coach on the decline due … Read More

Win a Trip for 2 to Dijon, France

May 25, 2015 |

Enter the Maille “Dijon Delights” sweepstakes by July 31, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for two to Dijon, France, including air, train tickets between Paris and Dijon, two nights’ hotel accommodations, tours, and dinner … Read More

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 | 1

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 | 3

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 | 2

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