Booking Mileage Ticket Tricks to Europe

Delta at LAX

I fly over 100,000 miles a year but I don’t play the mileage game (paying more and/or making a stop just to fly one particular airline) anymore since I learned that it’s not worth it, and that the airlines really don’t care about their “frequent fliers” unless they spend the big dollars on full fare […]

Make-A-Wish come true by donating your airline miles

Six-year-old Ryan surfing, as per his wish, the waves of Hawaii

Causes don’t get much better than this. Make-A-Wish—which famously grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses—is right now in the midst of its “Wishes in Flight” campaign, and it’s calling on travelers everywhere to help out. And to do that, all that’s required is a few unused frequent flyer miles. With “Wishes in Flight,” Make-A-Wish […]

Travel News: Week of April 16, 2014

Emirates

Top Travel News Italian court bans Emirates from flying transatlantic from Italy Calif. bill would end SeaWorld killer whale shows United Plans World’s Longest Boeing 787 Non-Stop Routes Airbnb Hosts in San Francisco Facing Wave of Evictions Gas prices to edge down for summer vacation Teen girl who sent terroristic tweet to AA is arrested […]

Travel News: Week of April 9, 2014

News

Top Travel News Proposed Republican Budget Would End Amtrak Subsidies, Kill Brand USA, Rein In TSA United to add 500 charging stations at U.S. airports Alaska Airlines offers self-tag service Las Vegas Pulling Racist Billboard Near LAX, But Says It Wasn’t A Big Deal Anyway And the world’s busiest airport is… US pilot arrested at […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Take United’s Carry-On Policy Seriously

United

Take United’s Carry-On Policy Seriously As I wrote in a story last week, United Airlines this month updated their carry-on baggage policy—and their approach to enforcing it. The airline has rolled out new bag-sizers at their check-in counters which all carry-on bags will be required to be able to fit in. This is of course […]

Travel News: Week of March 5, 2014

American Airlines

Top Travel News American Airlines eliminates bereavement fares How Good Are the Deals on Hotel Tonight? Delta’s Revamped Mileage Program May End ‘Travel Hacking’ Slashing jobs and jets, Qantas makes plea for state aid Travel Industry Leaders Lament Costly Customs Delays Boingo Hotspot 2.0 Networks Arrive at 21 U.S. Airports Delta adds service at Cleveland […]

United’s Strict New Approach to Baggage Rules

United’ New Strict Baggage Rules

More bad news for fliers: According to The Points Guy, on March 1 United Airlines implemented an update to their systemwide policy that cracks down on passengers’ carry-on baggage rights. The airline has rolled out new bag-sizers by their gates and some check-in counters, and every flier—regardless of his or her class of service or frequent flier […]

Travel News: Week of February 26, 2014

Photo credit: Spike Aerospace

Top Travel News Supersonic jet ditches windows for massive live-streaming screens Another price hike at Disney World Ohana by Hawaiian says aloha to launching service in March Cruise Ship Attack Shocks Industry At Newark Airport, the Lights Are On, and They’re Watching You United to replace 747s with 777s for flights to Sydney Radisson to […]