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.
It’s easier than most consumers realize to get credit-card companies to lower interest rates and waive fees. Here’s the trick.
A newly released survey of frequent flyers found that almost half of PreCheck enrollees were dissatisfied with the trusted-traveler program.
In the past week, the leaders of two established air-travel organizations have issued scathing critiques of the current ban on carry-on electronic devices.
According to On Call International, Detroit is the best U.S. business city, based on five factors considered important to travelers. Agree or disagree?
Through June 30, Delta SkyMiles members can earn a one-time 1,000-mile bonus for every new mileage-earning transaction with SkyMiles’ non-airline partners.
Alaska Airlines’ loyalty program is one of the industry’s best. Yet another reason to join: a 5,000-point bonus for new members who fly by September 30.
Citing security concerns, Holland America has eliminated Acapulco from eight cruise itineraries during 2017 and 2018. So, is Acapulco safe?
Between April 1 and June 30, World of Hyatt members can earn double points for the second and subsequent stays.
Enter to win a nine-day trip to Costa Rica, including airfare, accommodations, some meals, hiking, river rafting, kayaking, zip line, and biking.
Somebody has to win this trip, 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.