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 the airline’s first major initiative since replacing its CEO, United this week announced details of a major upgrade to its international business-class product.
The headline of this morning’s news release from Delta: “Delta Becomes Only U.S. Airline to Offer All In-Flight Entertainment For Free.”
“Asia’s airlines are mostly excellent; Europe’s are competent; America’s are awful.” Ouch!
Is “The Happiest Place on Earth” rightly so-called? One prominent politician thinks not.
Follow the crowds, if you must. But a contrarian approach will save you time, money, and aggravation.
We knew there was a problem; now we know just how big a problem it is.
For a limited time, the sign-up bonus for the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard has been increased to 60,000 miles. Deal or no deal?
Shark Week is coming, and Southwest Airlines is all in, with a shark-themed B737 and sweepstakes.
Enter the Pernod Ricard “Chivas Spring Mexico” sweepstakes by June 30 for a chance to win a four-day trip for four to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, including air, transfers, and $500 spending money. (As is very rarely the case with travel sweepstakes, winner may elect to receive a check for $5,000 in lieu of the trip.)
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.
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After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.
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