Top 10 in Travel News: Week of March 25, 2015

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Qatar Airways boss accuses Delta of flying ‘crap’ planes DogVacay launches new service for cat owners who need pet sitters New Malaysia Airlines’ CEO to take over earlier than planned Higher passenger fees will discourage travelers from flying Hawaii shark attack: Tiger shark chomps on snorkeling man […]

Travel Tip: Don’t Forget Cruise Travel Insurance

Holland America ms Volendam sets sail (Photo: Holland America)

A national survey of travelers by Norartis Consumer Health found that 63 percent reported that they or a travel companion, including cruise passengers, have become sick while on vacation. I’ve noticed travelers tend to forget insurance when they travel, particularly on cruises. I get many questions on whether to buy travel insurance. I say, if you’re going somewhere close and […]

Get 1,000 HHonors points for changing your account password

Hilton Frankfurt Airport

Some travel deals are better than others—and if you’re a Hilton HHonors member, you can’t beat this one. Take five minutes (maybe) out of your day to change your account password, following the guidelines (nothing out of the ordinary), and Hilton will deposit 1,000 free points into your account. That’s it. No strings attached, as far […]

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 […]

More than 3.141592653 ways to enjoy Pi Day

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Ice Cream Pie (Photo: Joe's)

From breakfast pie and lobster pie to pie-flavored beer and even a pi wedding, people are getting creative in their Pi Day celebrations and promotions for 3/14/15. Whether or not you can channel your inner math geek, how can you say no to a yummy pie? This year the mathematical constant Pi Day (3/14) is pretty […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of March 11, 2015

To be clear, these are not police handcuffs

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: A man was arrested for refusing to give his phone’s passcode to border agents 1,400 Security Badges Lost, Stolen at Atlanta Airport MSP Airport Opens Lactation Centers for Nursing Moms Mandarin Oriental confirms hack attack North Korea Tourists Required to Have Daily Temperature Checks Singapore to cane […]

New Discover Card Gives Flexible Travel and Unlimited Miles

American's new B777-300ER landing in Los Angeles

Discover card fans! Discover just announced it’s new Discover it Miles Card. The good news is there’s no annual fee. The bad news is it doesn’t have a signup bonus. But it’s a good option for travelers who prefer to use Discover Card. While there are many cards to choose from, Julie Loeger, senior vice president […]

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 […]