Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 27, 2014

United

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: British Airways Customers Can Now Pay $10 To Hold Their Flight Bookings United Airlines launches self-service kiosks for luggage Hilton Now Allows Guests to Select Their Exact Hotel Room Cops called after fliers fight over seat recline Delta growth spurs hiring of more flight attendants Airline Releases […]

United Airlines the First Airline to Offer Uber Service via Mobile App

Uber

United Airlines just became the first airline to offer customers Uber transportation services via its mobile app, enabling travelers to use the United app for services throughout their entire travel experience. Customers with iOS and Android mobile devices can access Uber ground transportation information in the United app’s menu or in the “My Reservations” card […]

Travel Website of the Week: How to Use United Expert Mode

United

If you’re a big United Airlines mileage junkie and want an upper hand when booking mileage tickets, then make sure to check out this blog. It teaches you how to activate what’s called “Expert Mode” in your MileagePlus account, which allows you to see how many seats are in each fare bucket on a given United flight. […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 13, 2014

TSA

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Woman, 78, caught with cash in girdle at airport SFO runways reopen early NY hotel fines $500 for every bad review posted online Traveler finds his lost ‘love at first flight’ with Twitter campaign Baseball Hall of Fame plans traveling exhibit United Airlines headquarters hit by bedbugs […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 9, 2014

Power flask

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Electronic Devices With Dead Charges Not Allowed on Some U.S.-Bound Flights For Travelers, This Summer’s New Fee on Airline Tickets US orders airlines to follow stricter rules for reporting pet deaths on flights Costa Concordia Wreck Heading for Genoa, Italy Air France Begins to Trial NFC-Based Boarding […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 2, 2014

Fireworks

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Flying July 4? Be Prepared for Busy Airports New fear terrorists are planning to bomb flight from Europe Southwest Airlines has begun flying overseas for the first time Robot valet to park cars at German airport FAA bars model planes/drones within 5 miles of airports JetBlue Has […]

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 […]

United Airlines to Award Miles Based on Ticket Price

United

Following a similar and unpopular move by Delta, United Airlines announced today that they’ll soon be changing their MileagePlus program so that flyers earn miles based on ticket price rather than distance flown. Beginning March 1, 2015, members will earn award miles based on the price of their ticket – specifically the base fare and carrier-imposed surcharges – and their MileagePlus status. Members will […]