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.
How much would you pay to have the coach seat next to you empty? Middle East carrier Etihad Airways is about to find out.
Uber this week did the unthinkable: The world’s dominant rideshare company reversed its long-held no-tipping policy. Great for drivers; less so for riders.
Included in the latest FAA reauthorization bill is a provision to gut the airfare transparency rule, jeopardizing consumers’ ability to price-shop flights.
But why is the airline punishing the newborn with this reaction/publicity stunt?
Delta SkyMiles members can now borrow frequent-flyer miles to use today and pay back the miles later. Sounds good, but there’s an important caveat.
Through July 6, JetBlue TrueBlue members can earn 3,000 bonus points for signing up for a $99 annual subscription to Amazon Prime.
On November 1, United will make significant changes to its MileagePlus award prices and policies. Here’s what you need to know, and what you can do now.
Carlson’s winter and spring promotions were among the hotel industry’s most generous. The company’s summer offer is pretty good, too.
Enter to win a four-day trip for two to Copenhagen, Denmark, including airfare, hotel, Copenhagen and brewery tours, dinner at the Carlsberg beer museum.
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.
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