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.
Hard on the heels of upping the requirements to qualify for elite status in its MileagePlus program, United has announced a series of cutbacks to elite members’ perks.
Alaska Airlines finally gets the mileage program right. Are you paying attention, Delta and United?
Through December 31, Delta SkyMiles members can purchase up to 10,000 Medallion-qualifying miles that will count toward the 2014 requirements for earning status during 2015.
Beginning next year, Alaska Airlines will charge extra for coach seats with extra legroom, like those in exit rows and bulkhead rows. What once was free …
Just in time for Christmas, United has released a new app that allows shoppers to earn miles for purchases at 50 national retailers.
The NTSB this week weighed in with a final analysis of the 787’s battery system issues, and apportioned blame for the problems among Boeing, the FAA, and GS Yuasa. Case closed?
And somehow the publication managed to award the honor with a straight face, too.
Barclays has just announced an uncommonly generous sign-up incentive for the US Airways MasterCard: 50,000 miles after the first purchase and payment of the card’s annual $89 fee.
Aeroplan members can earn a 30 percent mileage bonus on select Air Canada flights booked by January 11, 2015, and flown between January 7 and April 30, 2015.
Enter by December 12 for a chance to win 10 million Wyndham Rewards points.
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.