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.
What’s Wrong with Loyalty Programs?
Are loyalty programs doing their job? Consulting company Deloitte thinks not, and they’d be happy to show the airlines how to improve their programs.
How to Ease the Labor Day Travel Crush
If you’re traveling over this Labor Day weekend, you’ll be among 34.1 million other Americans fighting for space on planes and highways. We have tips on easing the stress.
American’s Plan B? More of Plan A!
Surely the high-priced legal teams counseling American and US Airways had considered the possibility of a challenge to the merger and have a backup plan. Actually, no.
New Hyatt Promotion: Up to 50,000 Bonus Points
Between September 9 and November 30, Hyatt Gold Passport members can earn up to 50,000 bonus points after 20 nights.
Allegiant to Expand to 99 Cities
By the end of the year, Allegiant will have increased its flight network to include 99 cities, more than Southwest serves.
Radisson’s Triple-Mile Rate: Buy or Walk on by?
Through September 30, Delta SkyMiles members who book the Bed and Breakfast for Two rate at Radisson hotels will earn triple miles and receive two breakfast coupons for each night.
American, DOJ at Odds on Date for Merger Trial
On Thursday, American proposed a November court date to fight the DOJ’s suit challenging the American-US Air merger. But the DOJ won’t be ready for trial until February.
Up to 10,000 Bonus Miles for Alaska Air Flights
Between August 20 and November 12, members of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan can earn up to 10,000 bonus miles when flying on selected routes to and from Seattle and Portland.
Win a Trip for Two to London or Melbourne
Enter the Heineken Voyage Promotion sweepstakes by September 30 for a chance to win one three grand prizes, including trips to London and Melbourne, Australia.
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.
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