Travel Tip of the Day: Use AA.com to Hold Tickets

American Airlines

Use AA.com to Hold Tickets One of my favorite features of American Airlines’ website (AA.com) is that it allows you to hold tickets for 24 hours, free of charge and without requiring you to plop down a credit card. I believe it began shortly after the 2011 Department of Transportation rule stating that all U.S. and foreign carriers […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of June 25, 2014

Delta

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Delta Goes Lie-Flat on Transcon Boeing 757s Pilots blamed for Asiana crash Man tries to delay flight at London City Airport using fire alarm You’re 3 Times More Likely to Have Delayed & Lost Bags in European Airports than Anywhere Else American to slash Venezuela flights on […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of June 18, 2014

Baggage

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: #Carryonshame Campaign Aims to Expose Overpacked Travelers Fancy a trip to space? You can buy it on Alibaba’s Taobao site for $96,400 Yotel ‘micro-hotel’ concept coming to San Francisco Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport now offering free Wi-Fi Expedia adopts Bitcoin payments for hotel bookings Google Updates Flight Search With […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of June 11, 2014

United

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: United Airlines to Award Miles Based on Ticket Price American Makes a Few More Minor Changes Record number of firearms seized in a day by TSA Budget Airline PEOPLExpress Returns to the Skies This Summer Hilton Launches Curio, a New Brand for Independent Hotels Travelers to Polio-Ridden […]

Travel Contests: Week of June 11, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 120,000 HawaiianMiles plus a two-night stay at The Modern Honolulu! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a First Class trip for two from American Airlines Win a 7-day family vacation from TravelingMom.com Win 4 DK Eyewitness travel guides from Everett Potter’s Travel Report Win a three-night vacation at an Opal Resort in the […]

Travel Contests: Week of June 4, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 120,000 HawaiianMiles plus a two-night stay at The Modern Honolulu! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win one of five Hollywood experiences valued at approximately $10,000 in IHG’s summer movie-themed sweepstakes Win a family vacation to Atlantis in the Bahamas from Cartoon Network Win 500,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles from American Win a […]

American Airlines Eliminates Hold Option for Tickets on Seven Days or Less

AA No hold

 I was just asked to participate in a conference in San Francisco later this week and when I went to purchase my tickets on AA.com, I discovered something very interesting – they’ve eliminated the free 24-hour hold option for tickets booked within seven days or fewer of your scheduled flight. See screenshot below. Although the […]

Travel Contests: Week of May 21, 2014

Hostelworld

This week’s travel contests include: Blogger Contest: Win an Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) (ends May 25, 2014!) Win up to three awesome escapes for two from Hostelworld.com Win 140,000 HawaiianMiles from Hawaiian Airlines (on Facebook) Win a trip to Sweden #inaVolvo from Jdomb’s Travels Win a 7-day trip for two to Prague from […]