Travel News: Week of April 2, 2014

Lufthansa

Top Travel News Lufthansa Cancels Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Flights Washington Monument to reopen May 12 after repairs Qantas and Jetstar Airlines are changing the way you earn Qantas Points and Status credits when you fly Airline Responds to Breastfeeding Mother Harassed On Plane In Best Way Possible Winning and Losing Airports in the Washington/National Slot Shuffle After Flight MH370, […]

Travel News: Week of March 19, 2014

American Airlines

Top Travel News American, JetBlue end frequent flyer partnership Ohana by Hawaiian officially launches Molokai service Hawaiian Airlines moves up start of L.A.-Maui flights to May 2 Will You Be Making a Bid to Upgrade on Your Next Aer Lingus Flight? Apple devices said to get free in-flight movies on United Hartsfield-Jackson installing Automated Passport […]

Delta Publishes 2015 SkyMiles Award Chart

Delta's 757 first class

Delta recently introduced a new mileage earning and redemption structure for SkyMiles members, which they said they weren’t going to release until the fall—and then released just a week later (they must’ve felt the heat). As of today, SkyMiles members can access Delta’s U.S. Award chart online at delta.com/skymiles2015. The new structure will be effective for new Award tickets […]

Big Time Fallout from new Delta Frequent Flyer Announcement

Delta

The big travel news this week is the fallout from Delta’s bombshell of an announcement last Wednesday that starting January 1, 2015, SkyMiles points will be earned based on the actual cost of a ticket rather than number of miles flown. It’s great news for a small percentage of fliers that spend big money on tickets or fly […]

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 […]

Delta Rewrites Frequent-Flier Rules

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Delta Air Lines just announced that they are making updates to the SkyMiles program, changes that will start in 2015. “Changes” is the understatement of the year as Delta just put a dagger through every mileage junkie’s heart. Take a look: “Earning Miles: Miles you earn toward Award Travel will be based on ticket price instead […]

Travel News: Week of February 26, 2014

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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 […]

Travel News: Week of February 19, 2014

DFW

Top Travel News DFW airport unveils new automated kiosks aimed at speeding up international travel New budget airline for Florida How the US Navy avoids norovirus Airline on-time performance fell in 2013 Expedited lane for international connections now open at MIA American Seals Control of Kennedy Flights in JetBlue Swap Delta profit sharing hits $500M […]