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.
Nuisance fees are on the rise, up 19.6 percent in 2012. Spirit and Allegiant are among the worst offenders.
Through July 31, Dividend Miles members will earn a 50-percent bonus when earning miles for hotel stays and car rentals with program partners.
Southwest this week announced the newly added ability to gift or transfer Rapid Rewards points, and its first-ever discount on purchased points. Buyers should proceed with caution.
Beginning on September 1, travelers can no longer assume that the current Delta bonuses will be uniformly awarded for flights on SkyTeam partner airlines.
Later this month, members of Hyatt’s Gold Passport program will be able to earn and redeem points for stays at 12 MGM hotels in Las Vegas.
United’s new subscription services seem to be aimed at market segments best described as the gullible and the deluded.
According to an industry trade group, the keys to airline success are fuller planes and more fees. That’s bad news for the traveling public.
Members of Southwest’s Rapid Rewards program can now earn points for stays at MGM hotels.
Enter the Abercrombie & Kent Tailor Made Journey sweepstakes by July 31 for a chance to win a custom trip for two to Europe, Africa, or Asia, including a $10,000 travel credit.
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.