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.
In a significant departure from the current industry standard, beginning on January 1, 2015, Hilton will no longer allow same-day penalty-free cancellations.
In a novel and intriguing effort to distinguish itself from other online travel agencies, Expedia has partnered with Routehappy to add an extra dimension to its flight-search results.
American today confirmed that current AAdvantage elite members will once again enjoy the option of paying to either retain or boost their status for 2015.
Hilton is developing and testing the hardware and software necessary to support keyless room entry, which will be available across several brands in 2015.
With Virgin America’s upcoming sale of shares to the public, the pressure to boost profits could push the airline to cut back the perks that have endeared it to flyers.
Following Delta’s lead, United has increased by 20 percent the amount MileagePlus members must spend during 2015 to earn elite status in 2016.
Between November 13 and December 4, MileagePlus members can save 20 percent when booking Saver coach award trips to Europe between January 12, 2015, and March 12, 2015.
Through December 15, Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn 500 bonus points by updating their membership profiles and registering for the current “More for You” promotion.
Enter the “Australian Outback Getaway” sweepstakes by November 23 for a chance to win a five-night trip to Australia for two, including airfare, and tours of Alice Springs and Ayers Rock.
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.