Travel Website of the Week: Barclaycard Travel Community

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When I went down to Delaware recently, my friends from Barclaycard told me all about their Barclaycard Travel Community. Initially I thought to myself, “Yeah, yeah, every site and company has a travel community,” but then they said something that really made me perk up: Members earn miles for their community activity, which is a huge […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Get a Scough

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Get a Scough Here’s a brilliant idea that’s just in time for the Ebola panic. Most travelers don’t want to wear a silly-looking surgeon’s mask to stay healthy or keep their germs in on the plane. But thanks to a new scarf that has built-in protection (carbon filter), they don’t have to. With the Scough, you […]

American Airlines Just Announced Their New AAdvantage Program with US Airways Dividend Miles Members

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Finally some great frequent flier news for those that don’t spend tens of thousands of dollars. American and US Airways just released their plans to combine their frequent flier programs and guess what…they aren’t following Delta’s and United’s revenue based plans (at least, not yet). Instead they’re basically keeping the old American AAdvantage program where […]

The Best Time to Book Domestic and International Airline Tickets

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My buddy Brett from CrankyFlier.com just wrote a couple of great posts tearing up The Wall Street Journal’s story “The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets” that made every media outlet in the country and then some. As Cranky points out, the author, Scott McCartney, overlooked some major data points while dissecting the Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC) […]

Travel App of the Week: B4 You Board

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Airport food is getting better and better, but sometimes there just isn’t enough time to grab a bite to eat before a flight. Still, you don’t want to risk the airline not having any food onboard, left over (by the time they get to you) or it being inedible—so what do you do? For those […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Travel with Ripped Bills

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Don’t Travel with Ripped Bills Many foreign countries will accept US dollars and in some countries, they’re even the main currency—like in Cambodia. When I was there last month, I was reminded that bills with a rip or slight tear aren’t accepted there, so if you plan on spending US dollars, make sure they’re nice and […]

New York City and Los Angeles Hotel Week Discounts

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Now in its fourth year, Hotel Week NYC, is expanding to Los Angeles. Hotel Week LA. has 16 hotels signed up to participate in its West Coast debut, scheduled for Nov. 29-Dec. 14, 2014. Hotel Week offers weeklong discounts at fine hotels, many of which typcially charge upwards of $500 per night. For this limited time, […]

Travel Style: Maryann Simson

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Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Maryann Simson Occupation: Aviation Journalist Hometown: Toronto, Canada Residence: Hamburg, Germany College: Humber College, Toronto College major: Print & […]