Travel Tip of the Day: Explore the Lounge Before Ordering Food

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Explore the Lounge Before Ordering Food Here’s a tip for anyone with access to a lounge, like an American Airlines Admirals Club—by way of a club membership, the Citi AAdvantage Executive World EliteTM MasterCard, a guess pass, or simply the day rate ($50): Don’t go immediately to their bar or deli and purchase food. Instead, walk around and […]

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 […]

Los Angeles or New York to Europe for $650 R/T

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Remember those American Airlines $1 (+$324 in taxes) to fly one-way from Los Angeles or NY to Copenhagen that I wrote about last month? Well, they’re back! This time they are offering them round-trip so if you want to see Europe then I suggest you jump on them. According to TheFlightDeal seats are available April […]

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

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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 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 […]

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 […]

50,000 AAdvantage miles—for $1,475, or $89 and one purchase

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American Airlines just sent me an email offering me the chance to “buy AAdvantage miles for [myself] or gift miles to a friend or loved one.” Here’s the page they linked, where you can buy 1,000 to 100,000 bonus miles. I think it’s a terrible deal since 1,000 currently costs $29.50, while 100,000 miles costs $2,950. And this […]

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

American's pretty new 787

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: First Routes Announced for American Airlines’ 787 Dreamliner Scorpion stings flier on Alaska Airlines flight from L.A. SkyMall will fly again says @ScottevestCEO Korean Air executive jailed in ‘nut rage’ case Qantas Enforcing Dress Code in Business Lounges Starting April 1 United Airlines will not honor the […]