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 current heated debate about seat reclining miscasts the villains as either the recliners or those seated behind them. The real culprit is the airlines themselves.
Just three days after Orbitz stopped displaying American flights on its consumer websites, travelers can again book American on Orbitz, price-comparing options among most airlines.
Spirit, which has an unrivaled history of bad-taste marketing, has tied its Bare Fare program to the recent photo hack suffered by Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and others.
U.S. hotel rates have increased 5 percent in just six months. That’s a double whammy for travelers: Pay more, and earn fewer bonus points.
Between September 2 and November 23, Best Western Rewards members can earn 1,000 bonus points for every qualifying stay booked on Best Western’s website or mobile app.
Between September 4 and November 12, members of the Choice Privileges program will earn a total of 8,000 points after two stays, enough for a free night at 1,500 hotels.
The landing page for IHG’s new “Into the Nights” promotion promises “at least two free nights or 50,000 points.” But your offer may vary, a lot.
Between October 1, 2014, and April 30, 2015, Aeroplan members can earn a 50 percent mileage bonus on all Air Canada flights.
Enter the Sundance catalog “25th Anniversary” sweepstakes by October 15 for a chance to win a trip for two to the Sundance Resort in Utah, including air, hotel, rental car, massage, some meals.
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.