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.
Los Angeles airport has a new terminal where wealthy travelers can enjoy private suites and chauffeured BMW rides across the tarmac to their gates.
To recline or not to recline? A paper by two law professors purports to offer a solution to the problem that satisfies both the recliner and the reclinee.
Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan just gets better and better. This week, the program added a new European partner, Finnair, for mileage earning and awards.
Just in time for summer road trips, the publishers of GasBuddy have released the results of a survey of gas station restrooms, based on 1.5 million reviews.
The TSA’s PreCheck trusted-traveler program was expanded this week to include an additional seven airlines, including Singapore and Turkish.
The forecast is for a 4 percent increase in air travel during the summer months, making for crowded, uncomfortable flights. Here’s how to survive the crush.
Between June 1 and September 5, World of Hyatt members who hold the program-linked credit card will receive a 10% rebate on all points redeemed for awards.
Through September 4, Best Western Rewards members can earn a $10 Best Western Gift Card for every eligible night. Deal or no deal?
Enter to win a six-day golfing trip to Scotland, including airfare, hotel, golf rounds at four different courses, and a full set of Callaway golf clubs.
Somebody has to win this trip, 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.