Travel Tip of the Day: The Carry-on Crackdowns Continue

Delta

The Carry-on Crackdown Continues A little while back, I wrote about how United is cracking down on their carry-on rules. Well, when I flew out of JFK Airport yesterday, I noticed that Delta has started cracking down on carry-on bags themselves—BIG time. Instead of checking the size of passengers’ bags at the gate, they’re now […]

Travel News: Week of April 30, 2014

News

Top Travel News Frontier is the latest airline to charge for carry-on bags Congress: Don’t Let Airlines Advertise Deceptive Prices Brazil’s Azul to Begin Flights to U.S. in 2015 TripAdvisor Hires Wendy Perrin As Its Travel Evangelist French policemen charged with raping Canadian tourist Four Seasons introduces first fully branded jet Dog Bathroom Unveiled at […]

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 […]

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 […]