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Weekly Recap: American, US Air Programs to Merge, & More

March 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

United Discounts Awards Flights to Brazil, Chile

March 27, 2015 | 1

If you have miles in United’s MileagePlus program and a hankering to visit either Brazil or Chile, you’re in luck.

Between March 25 and June 25, roundtrip coach-class award flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Santiago, Chile, can be … Read More

5,000 Bonus Points for Radisson, Country Inn Stays

March 26, 2015 |

Club Carlson’s have been among the more generous hotel promotions in recent years.

The next one, for stay beginning next month, features a nice bonus but suffers from limited hotel participation and an unholy mess of bonus-eligible dates.

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For Daily Travel Deals, Check Out Daily Getaways

March 26, 2015 |

For the sixth consecutive year, the U.S. Travel Association has launched Daily Getaways: one discount offer per day, for one month, from the likes of Best Western, Busch Gardens, Choice Hotels, Hertz, Hilton, InterContinental, MGM Resorts, Universal Studios Hollywood, and … Read More

More than 1 Million Now Enrolled in TSA’s Precheck

March 25, 2015 |

This week, the TSA announced a significant milestone for its Precheck program: the enrollment of its 1 millionth traveler.

Precheck travelers may leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belts, and keep laptops in their cases and 3-1-1 compliant liquids … Read More

Frontier Ups Checked-Bag Fees

March 25, 2015 |

Beginning in May, Frontier passengers will pay more to check their bags.

That’s no surprise, given the airline’s ongoing transition to an ultra-low-cost carrier (think Spirit, Ryanair). The marketing strategy is straightforward: Advertise extra-low ticket prices, and impose hefty surcharges … Read More

America’s 10 Most Dangerous Cities

March 24, 2015 | 4

The 12 most sun-drenched beaches. The 15 destinations with the friendliest people. The best value-vacation spots for your dollar. Cities with the best pizza (or burger, or pastrami sandwich).

OK, fine. There’s a place for all those places. But what … Read More

American, US Air Programs to Merge This Weekend

March 24, 2015 |

Where the merger of AAdvantage and US Airways’ Dividend Miles programs is concerned, American has proceeded in accord with the venerable marketing adage, “Under-promise and over-deliver.”

Originally, American committed to consolidating the two programs “sometime in the 2nd quarter of … Read More

Win an 8-Day European River Cruise for 2

March 23, 2015 |

Enter the Budget Travel “European River Cruise” sweepstakes by April 17, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: an eight-day Europe river cruise for two, including two $500 vouchers to cover airfare, and meals.

To enter, provide the … Read More

Earn Triple Points for Virgin America’s Dallas Flights

March 23, 2015 |

Southwest may have invented low fares, but Virgin America wants to stake a claim to have invented higher expectations. That, at any rate, is the premise of its new bonus campaign for flights to and from Dallas Love Field.

On … Read More

Weekly Recap: Full Flights, Cheating Cheaters, & More

March 20, 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

Earn Double JetBlue Points for Transcon Flights

March 20, 2015 |

If you’re flying across the country, JetBlue should already be on your list. The airline’s new bonus offer won’t hurt, either.

Offer Details

Between March 20 and May 27, TrueBlue members can earn double points for JetBlue flights between New … Read More

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