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.
A new study picks Delta’s SkyMiles as the best U.S. mileage program. Really?
Wondering where to stay on your next trip? TripAdvisor has plenty of recommendations.
Uber really wants you to tip your driver; failure to do so has consequences.
Split payments for Airbnb stays? Yes, please!
United’s expansion plans may be bad for the airlines, but they’re good for air travelers.
It’s been widely assumed that millennials overwhelmingly preferred Airbnb-type lodging to traditional hotels. Wrong!
How would a government shutdown affect your travel plans? We have answers.
Delta is the first airline to reign in the proliferation of comfort animals on its flights.
Prize includes a 15-day European river cruise spanning four countries, airfare, 12 guided tours, meals.
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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