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Is there no end to the airlines' incessant bundling, unbundling, crossbundling, and rebundling?

The latest, from Delta, is a limited-time bundling. Or is it a temporary rebundling?

Whatever it is, Delta calls it the Smart Travel Pack. The Pack features the following five perks, available on all Delta flights through January 5, 2014, for $199:...read more»

Follow us on Instagram to get inspirational photos plus an inside peek at SmarterTravel....read more»

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Enter the CruisesOnly Million Bonus Points sweepstakes by December 9, 2013, for a chance to win the grand prize: one million Hilton HHonors points, a seven-night Norwegian cruise, a four-night hotel stay, and $1,000 spending money. Five runner-up winners will each receive 50,000 HHonors points.

To participate, provide the requested contact information on the sweepstakes landing page and press "Submit." Time required to enter: under 15 seconds.

NOTE: By entering, you are agreeing to receive marketing emails from CruisesOnly. You can easily unsubscribe at any time....read more»

United Logo on Barrier at Airport (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Last week, a few fortunate travelers experienced the luckiest Friday the 13th ever.

On Thursday, a computer glitch caused an unknown number of fares on the United Airlines website to sell for as little as $0. It seems that some tickets cost for $5 or $10, while other flights were available completely on the house.

The best part? United is honoring the freebie fares. On Friday, the airline announced that it would uphold the advertized amount of the mistakenly priced tickets, "based on these specific circumstances."...read more»

Siena, Italy (Photo: Rick Steves)

Stretched across a Tuscan hill, Siena offers Italy's best medieval city experience. With red-brick lanes tumbling every which way, the town is an architectural time warp, where pedestrians rule and the present feels like the past.

Most people are content to see Siena on a day trip (it's just 35 miles south of Florence), but it's worth a longer visit. Florence may have the big-time museums, but Siena was made for strolling. Staying at a little family-run inn in the old town center, I feel like an honorary Sienese. ...read more»

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Does this 3-in-1 product really do triple duty as a tablet holder, neck pillow, and backpack?...read more»

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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.

Southwest No-Shows to Get No Refunds

Beginning tomorrow, no-shows for Southwest flights will forfeit the amount paid for all flights remaining in their reservations....read more»

Airport: Travelers, Flight Screens (Photo: Thinkstock/Hemera)

The judge overseeing American's bankruptcy today approved the airline's plan to exit bankruptcy protection, but only if the merger with US Airways proceeds as proposed....read more»

Southwest 737 jet approaching runway (Photo: iStockPhoto/Lowell Sannes)

Beginning tomorrow, September 13, most Southwest flyers who fail to cancel their reservations within ten minutes of their flights' departure times and are not onboard when the flights depart will forfeit the amount paid for all flights remaining in the reservations.

In other words, use it, cancel it, or lose it....read more»

Boston Logan Airport (Photo: Shutterstock.com)

Officials from the Massachusetts Port Authority and Governor Deval Patrick have apologized for conducting a fire training exercise at Boston's Logan International Airport on the 12th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The drill consisted of a large object (similar to a plane) being set on fire, causing big flames and heavy smoke, which alarmed witnesses who were unaware that this was not a real emergency....read more»

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