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 escalating battle between Delta and Alaska Air at Seattle and Salt Lake City is generating big bonus-mile opportunities for frequent flyers.
Beginning on January 9, 2014, members of the Starwood Preferred Guest program will be able to earn and redeem points for stays at Caesars Entertainment hotels. And vice versa.
Between January 15, 2014, and April 30, 2014, Hyatt Gold Passport members can earn one free night after every five paid nights, or up to 50,000 bonus points.
RewardsPlus, a package of reciprocal benefits for members of the programs of United and Marriott, has been extended through 2014.
Delta CEO Richard Anderson made it clear that inflight cell calls will not be supported.
Between January 5, 2014, and April 30, 2013, Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn 2,500 bonus points after every five nights, plus an additional 5,000 points after 25 nights.
Between January 1, 2014, and April 30, 2014, IHG Rewards Club members can earn bonus points for completing various activities based on their stay history with InterContinental hotels.
Between January 7, 2014, and March 31, 2014, MileagePlus members can earn up to 15,000 bonus miles for roundtrip United flights between New York and Los Angeles or San Francisco.
Enter the Wynn VIP Experience sweepstakes by January 5 for a chance to win a trip for two to Las Vegas, including air, three nights at the Wynn, a dining credit, massage.
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.