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.
Wondering where to go for a wintertime vacation? The new U.S. News & World Report’ “Best Winter Vacations” report has you covered.
Uber’s flying taxis could be flying overhead in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Dubai by 2020. Are you ready?
JetBlue has adopted a new, radically different aircraft boarding procedure, surprising many of the airline’s regular customers.
In the latest blow to Cuba tourism, the U.S. Department of the Treasury today issued new restrictions on travel to the island nation.
With today’s United flight between San Francisco and Honolulu, the B747 era ends for U.S. airlines.
In case you were wondering, the happiest American travelers hail from Honolulu. Check out the happiest-cities list here.
Flying during Thanksgiving? Here are the airlines and airports most and least likely to get you to Grandma’s house in time for turkey.
There’s no longer any reason to settle for a Big Mac or a soggy slice of Domino’s before your flight. You have more savory options!
Here’s how to win an 11-day Alaskan cruise for two, including airfare to/from the cruise port, some onboard meals, shore excursions.
Somebody has to win this, 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.