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Chase Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus: 70,000 Points

September 30, 2014 |

The Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Ink Business Plus credit cards have established a place for themselves among the most useful of the travel-rewards cards, based in large part on the flexibility of Ultimate Rewards points which can be exchanged … Read More

Last Chance: Big US Air Buy-Miles Bonus

September 30, 2014 |

If you’re in the market to buy frequent flyer miles, no company has offered better deals, more consistently, than US Airways.

The company’s recurring 100 percent bonus offer for purchased miles has been a perennial favorite of mileage-buyers looking to … Read More

PointBreaks: IHG Award Nights for Just 5,000 Points

September 29, 2014 |

IHG Rewards (formerly Priority Club Rewards) has released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels available for booking for just 5,000 points per night through November 30, 2014.

Offer Details

Effective immediately, IHG Rewards members can book award nights for 5,000 … Read More

Win a Business-Class Trip for 2 to Beverly Hills

September 29, 2014 |

Enter the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau “90210″ sweepstakes by December 15, 2014, for a chance to win the grand prize: a three-day trip for two to Beverly Hills, including business-class air, hotel, one dinner, and a $5,000 gift … Read More

Recap: The Week’s Biggest Stories and Best Deals

September 26, 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

Frequent Flyer Programs to Get Fed Scrutiny

September 26, 2014 | 3

Florida resident Alan Grayson has accrued a whopping 10 million frequent-flyer miles. And like many mileage-collectors, he’s hopping mad about the airlines’ continual devaluation of their loyalty programs, and their callous disregard for his best interests as a program member.

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Earn Up to 125,000 Bonus Miles for Europe Flights

September 25, 2014 |

If this new promotion from American had a name, it might well be “The Rich Get Richer.”

Offer Details

Between September 23 and January 10, 2015, AAdvantage members can earn up to 125,000 bonus miles for American, US Airways, British … Read More

Frequent Flyer Program Hacked. How Safe Is Your Info?

September 25, 2014 |

Recent breaches of the customer databases of such mainstream businesses as Home Depot and Target naturally raise questions about the security of consumers’ frequent-traveler accounts. Is your personal information safe?

Although such breaches seem to be rare, it’s a safe … Read More

House Members Call for Ban on Inflight Calls

September 24, 2014 |

The debate over inflight cellphone calls has been largely eclipsed by the debate regarding reclining seats and the Knee Defender. But unlike the seating issue, which is likely to fester indefinitely, the question of inflight calls may soon be resolved.

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American, El Al to Sever Mileage Ties

September 24, 2014 |

It’s a fact of loyalty-program life: The schemes’ networks of earning and redemption partners are in constant flux. Today, airline A and hotel B are best marketing buddies, participating in each other’s programs and bundling their services into attractively priced … Read More

The DOT Weighs in on Regulating Legroom

September 23, 2014 | 5

“There oughtta be a law!”

That’s the reaction of many travelers to the shrinking coach-class seating phenomenon that has given rise to the current debate regarding reclining seats and the Knee Defender.

They have a point: Since the natural forces … Read More

Spirit’s Xmas Present: Higher Bag Fees

September 23, 2014 | 2

Ah, Christmas. A time of sharing and caring. A time of giving and fellowship. A time for setting avarice aside in favor of charity. That at least is the common perception.

Spirit sees it differently. Taking the place of those … Read More