Top 10 in Travel News: Week of March 18, 2015

Ryanair

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Ryanair plans to offer flights between Europe and the US American, US Air to merge loyalty programs within one month JetBlue to fly Mint lie-flat seats to Caribbean Selfie stick bans go into effect at French, UK attractions Delta lowers frequent flier miles required for one-way flights […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of March 4, 2015

Uber

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Uber and Starwood Team Up to Give Away Starpoints West Coast – New York LaGuardia flights on horizon? Air France passengers stranded in Manchester ‘so pilot can rest’ Travel Agency Says It Is First to Book Cuba Universal Orlando raises ticket prices You can now book flights […]

It’s Time to Match Your US Airways Dividend Miles with Your American AAdvantage Account

American

Like every mileage junkie I was checking my American Airlines AAdvantage account balance before going to bed last night when I couldn’t help but notice the pop-up (below) alerting me that American Airlines and US Airways are combining their frequent flyer programs in “second quarter 2015.” As the message states, “If you don’t have a Dividend […]

Limited-time offer: Earn 50,000 miles with the US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®

US Airways Premier featured

I recently signed up for the US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®. That’s because a lot of the credit card bloggers I follow highly recommended it and I was immediately approved—and this was before they bumped up their offer from 40,000 to 50,000 miles after your first purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee! Not only […]

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

American Airlines

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 […]

Travel Video of the Day: Ebola Joke on a Flight Brings in the Hazmat Suits

Hazmat

On Wednesday, in the midst of the recent Ebola panic, a passenger on US Airways Flight 850 from Philadelphia to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, made an off-hand comment about possibly having Ebola. Specifics are unclear, but first-hand accounts suggest the man, who had been coughing during the flight, mentioned the virus and having “been to Africa” […]

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 […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of May 21, 2014

News

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Marriott Rewards Launches Social Media Points Plan Planes nearly collided in Newark Airport approach US Airways Flight to London Forced to Turn Back Because of a Belligerent Passenger Frontier launches 14 new routes from DC Employee who leaked Jay Z, Solange video fired, Standard Hotel says Bill […]