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Weekly Recap: New JetBlue Fees, Feds Suspect Airline Collusion, & More

July 3, 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

Limited Time: 75,000-Mile Bonus for AAdvantage Credit Card

July 3, 2015 |

American introduced its Citibank-issued Citi Executive/AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard four years ago, to compete with other premium travel-rewards cards like the American Express Platinum card, the Delta Reserve card, and the United Mileage Plus Club Visa.

With a $450 annual … Read More

How to Turn 20,000 Starwood Points into 30,000 American Miles

July 2, 2015 | 1

How can you turn 20,000 Starwood points into 30,000 American AAdvantage miles?

It’s complicated, but not too complicated.

Offer Details

Through August 7, American AAdvantage members can earn a 20 percent bonus when converting Starwood Preferred Guest points into AAdvantage … Read More

Feds Suspect (Gasp!) Collusion Among Airlines

July 2, 2015 |

Colluding to keep prices high? The U.S. airlines? Shocking!

Well, maybe not so shocking to the millions of travelers who find themselves paying more and getting less. But apparently it’s news to the DOJ, which this week issued formal requests … Read More

Delta Boosts Transcon Flights

July 1, 2015 | 2

If you fly on either of the country’s two most hotly contested routes — between New York and Los Angeles or New York and San Francisco — consider yourself blessed. Unlike many routes that are dominated by one or two … Read More

White House Lifts Ban on Visitor Photography

July 1, 2015 |

White House visitors who would feel reality-deprived if they were unable to photo-document their tours of the leader of the free world’s inner sanctum can now rest easy. Cameras and photography are now permitted on public White House tours.

The … Read More

July 4th Travel Forecast: a Lot Like Last Year

June 30, 2015 |

Wondering what to expect on your July 4th trip? Think 2014.

At least as far as the numbers go, this July 4th weekend will look a lot like last year’s. According to AAA, 41.9 million Americans will travel more than … Read More

JetBlue Changes Course, Embraces Bag Fees

June 30, 2015 | 2

Remember when checked bags were free on JetBlue? Cherish the memory, because as of today it’s just that, a memory.

JetBlue announced late last year that, under pressure from Wall Street to boost profits, it would impose new fees and … Read More

The 10 Most Expensive Cities for Hotel Dining

June 29, 2015 | 2

For the budget traveler — and you’re a budget traveler even if expenses are an afterthought — a handy metric for comparing trip costs among various cities is the CSI. And with the release of CSI 2.0, it’s even handier.

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Win an 8-Day European Tour

June 29, 2015 |

Enter the Eagle Creek “Great Adventure Giveaway” sweepstakes by August 15, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: one of three escorted eight-day Europe tours (Italy, Iceland, or Croatia), including air, accommodations, daily breakfast, and a set of … Read More

Weekly Recap: the Airline Fee-for-All, Ticket-Change Fees Scrutinized, & More

June 26, 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

The World’s 10 Cleanest Airlines

June 26, 2015 | 1

How many ways can we slice and dice the world’s airlines?

With surveys and polls, carriers can be evaluated and ranked every which way. The biggest. The best. The most profitable. Airlines with the best inflight food; the best inflight … Read More

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