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.
Alan Grayson — a frustrated frequent flyer, and a member of the House of Representatives — has requested a DOT review of the airlines’ mileage programs. About time!
A bipartisan group of 77 House members this week co-signed a letter urging a ban on such calls.
If hackers can breach the customer-data systems of Target and Home Depot, they can probably find a way into your loyalty-program’s server. How secure is your information?
From November 1, American and El Al will no longer be mileage-program partners. That means AAdvantage members will no longer be able to earn or redeem miles on El Al flights.
In the wake of the recent debate on reclining seats and the Knee Defender, will the government step in and establish minimum requirements for legroom and seat width?
The single most expensive domestic flight currently available for sale, first class on American, between Los Angeles and New York, costs $8,000. Deal or no deal?
A major U.S. airline says it will increase checked-bag fees for customers flying over the holidays. Bah humbug!
Through January 10, 2015, AAdvantage members can earn up to 125,000 bonus miles for flights to Europe in first or business class on American and its oneworld partner airlines.
Enter the Columbia Sportswear TurboDown to South America sweepstakes by September 30 for a chance to win a 15-day trip for two to southern Chile and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.