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 all about it here, and plan your travel accordingly.
Delta is publicizing its discounted London awards, but refuses to comment on upcoming award-price increases. What’s with that?
After years of preaching the wisdom of redeeming frequent-flyer miles sooner rather than later, this travel “expert” is finally vowing to follow his own advice.
To maintain ridership during the winter months, Uber is cutting prices in more than 100 cities.
Spirit will give you 1,000 free miles for participating in its giveaway. Are those miles worth even a few minutes of your time?
In an industry that consumers love to hate, Southwest is the company travelers love to love. Here’s how to join the team.
That 10 percent AARP discount for Hyatt stays? Per the company’s website: “Act now. Offer Expires January 31, 2016.”
United has been criticized by travelers, by employees, by Wall Street. Now, the Department of Transportation can be added to the list of United-bashers.
Travel Down Under is looking up. United is discounting Sydney award flights. And American is offering bonus miles for its Australia flights.
Enter the Budget Travel “Iceland” sweepstakes by February 19 for a chance to win a trip for two to Iceland, including air, nine nights’ hotel, some meals, and local tours.
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.
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After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.
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