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.
A new Bankrate study shows that more than half of American workers choose not to use all the paid vacation days they’re entitled to. Surprised?
On May 1, Alaska Air and Delta will end their longstanding frequent-flyer and code-sharing relationship. Here’s how the change will affect you.
According to USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards, the best hotel loyalty program is Choice Privileges. Surprised? Don’t be.
This holiday travel period is expected to be the busiest ever. Here are the worst days to be on the road, plus some tips to minimize the hassle and stress.
Alaska Airlines announced several positive changes to its Mileage Plan program this week. Good news, but it gets even better…
When a planned $32 billion expansion is completed, Dubai’s airport will handle 200 million passengers a year, and accommodate 100 Airbus A380s at a time.
Tired of slow inflight WiFi, or worse, no inflight WiFi at all? Southwest has you covered, with more and better onboard connectivity coming in 2017.
Between January 16 and April 15, members of the Marriott, Starwood, and Ritz-Carlton programs can earn double points for stays at participating hotels.
Enter this sweepstakes to win a seven-night trip for two to Great Britain, including air, hotels, some meals, tours of Masterpiece Theater locations.
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.
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- Alaska-Virgin America Merge, Creating 5th Largest U.S. Airline
- DOT Again Raises Specter of Inflight Phone Calling
- Shopping Alert: Earn JetBlue Points for Amazon
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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