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.
Summer Flight Forecast: Pay More, Enjoy It Less
This summer, the airlines are doing just fine. Flyers, on the other hand, are paying more and enjoying it less.
JetBlue to L. America/Caribbean: 5,000 Bonus Points
Between September 2 and December 11, TrueBlue members can earn 5,000 bonus points for JetBlue flights between the U.S. and Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Expedia Upgrades its Loyalty Program
Expedia this week launched its “all new” Expedia+ Rewards program. It’s not bad, but it’s not particularly new, or innovative.
Hilton’s New Promotion: Double or Triple Points
Between August 1 and October 31, HHonors members can earn double base points for weekday stays and triple base points for weekend stays (Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights).
TSA Now Checking to See That Your Phone Is Charged
Travelers on some inbound U.S. flights will face a wrenching dilemma: Abandon your uncharged cellphone, or miss your flight.
These Are the World’s Best Airlines
Travel + Leisure has just released the results of its “World’s Best Awards,” based on responses from readers of the publisher’s on- and off-line publications. The winners are …
Bonus Miles for Delta L. America/Caribbean Flights
Between September 2 and December 11, SkyMiles members can earn up to 10,000 bonus miles for Delta flights to the Caribbean, Latin America, and Mexico.
10,000 Bonus Points for Radisson Stays in Canada
Through August 31, Club Carlson members can earn 10,000 bonus points for two-night weekend stays (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights) at 15 participating Radisson hotels in Canada.
Win a Four-Night Trip to the French Riviera
Enter Lucky Magazine’s “French Riviera” sweepstakes by August 11 for a chance to win a four-night trip for two to Nice, including hotel, airfare, and shopping sprees worth $1,750.
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.
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