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 June 4, 2014

Royal Hawaiian

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Norovirus strikes Hawaii hotel, 100+ guests, employees affected Man stuck in S. Korea after son doodles on passport 787 Dreamliner Set to Land at American Airlines FAA clears Boeing 787 for longer flights United planning nonstop Guam-Shanghai flights Virgin Galactic Gains FAA Approval for Space Flights From […]

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 […]