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.
The world’s largest airline has announced its next wave of planes will have no seatback TVs, leaving flyers to their own devices for inflight diversion.
Airline computer meltdowns have become a recurring problem, inconveniencing thousands of flyers. Two congressmen want to know why, and what’s the fix.
Raising questions of both ethics and law, Trump Hotels has announced plans to significantly expand the company’s presence in the U.S.
American recently kicked a family off a flight after the airline was informed that the two children suffered from severe nut allergies. Right or wrong?
Through February 12, IHG Rewards Club members can save 15 percent on the cash portion of their Points & Cash bookings, for stays through March 31.
American AAdvantage members can earn up to 50,000 bonus miles for flights to Australia or New Zealand, booked by January 31 and completed by May 31.
A new study reveals the enormous difference in Wi-Fi speeds available at the nation’s largest airports. Here’s where to find the fastest, and the slowest.
Beginning on January 30, IHG Rewards members can book award nights for 5,000 points at 131 participating hotels, for stays through April 30, 2017.
Enter this sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to Japan, including airfare, hotel, sushi-making class, tea ceremony, and foodie tours.
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.