New Year's resolutions (Photo: Index Open)

With the economy in a slump, there's never been a better time to donate frequent flyer miles to worthy charities....read more»

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Continental wants you to put frequent flyer miles under the Christmas tree. But there may be better ways to give the gift of travel....read more»

Hotel bed with rose petals (Photo: Index Open)

Still waiting for a flood of bonus promotions to prop up the sagging demand for travel? With the latest offer from Hyatt, the wait may be ending....read more»

For a limited time, United customers can sample Economy Plus, Door-to-Door Baggage service, and Red Carpet Lounge visits at discounted rates....read more»

Airport -  Crowded check-in area (Photo: Houston Airport System)

We pick the five best ways for travelers to boost their frequent flyer accounts. This month, we have offers from Continental, Delta, Hilton, National, United, and US Airways....read more»

Airport -  Crowded check-in area (Photo: Houston Airport System)

United's new Premier Line service offers airport perks normally reserved for elite flyers to casual travelers. It's a decent deal, but frequent flyer benefits may be eroded....read more»

Christmas presents (Photo: iStockPhoto.com)

Airlines have rolled out a host of bonuses and discounts to encourage the purchase of frequent flyer miles as holiday gifts. But you'd be better off giving someone a paid ticket....read more»

Delta and Northwest merger (Photo: Delta/Northwest)

When the Delta SkyMiles and Northwest WorldPerks programs are merged, it will create the world's largest mileage program. It could also be the best....read more»

Hotel bed with rose petals (Photo: Index Open)

The new Delta-Hilton promotion is uncommonly generous. More importantly, it could be the first in a surge of bonus offers designed to spur travel in recessionary times....read more»

Temple on a lake at dusk, Japan (Photo: Akira Kaede)

This month's best bets for award travel include Colorado, Cancun, San Juan, London, and Osaka....read more»

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