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.
Apple has the technological wherewithal to prevent drivers from texting and otherwise taking their eyes off the road. Why isn’t that feature on the company’s phones?
What are the odds that your flight will arrive on time? It depends on the airline, and varies a lot. Here are the 10 best, and one of the worst.
While WalletHub’s new study of the major frequent flyer programs looks to be scientifically sound, it found Delta’s program to be the best. Huh?
With its new basic economy fares, announced today, American follows United in prohibiting flyers from stowing bags in the overhead bins. How low can you go?
Expedia has just released its list of the most aggravating travelers. It’s a list you don’t want to be on.
Through March 18, members of JetBlue’s TrueBlue program can earn triple points for JetBlue flights to Havana, Santa Clara, Camaguey, and Holguin.
In 2016, the TSA busted 28 percent more flyers trying to sneak their guns through security checkpoints. What were they thinking?
Unruly passengers have become an increasingly pressing problem for the airlines. Is arming flight attendants with stun guns the answer?
Enter this sweepstakes for a chance to win a dream trip for two worth $10,000, to be planned by a Travel + Leisure A-List agent.
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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