Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 9, 2014

Power flask

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Electronic Devices With Dead Charges Not Allowed on Some U.S.-Bound Flights For Travelers, This Summer’s New Fee on Airline Tickets US orders airlines to follow stricter rules for reporting pet deaths on flights Costa Concordia Wreck Heading for Genoa, Italy Air France Begins to Trial NFC-Based Boarding […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 2, 2014

Fireworks

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Flying July 4? Be Prepared for Busy Airports New fear terrorists are planning to bomb flight from Europe Southwest Airlines has begun flying overseas for the first time Robot valet to park cars at German airport FAA bars model planes/drones within 5 miles of airports JetBlue Has […]

United Airlines to Award Miles Based on Ticket Price

United

Following a similar and unpopular move by Delta, United Airlines announced today that they’ll soon be changing their MileagePlus program so that flyers earn miles based on ticket price rather than distance flown. Beginning March 1, 2015, members will earn award miles based on the price of their ticket – specifically the base fare and carrier-imposed surcharges – and their MileagePlus status. Members will […]

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 […]

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 16, 2014

Emirates

Top Travel News Italian court bans Emirates from flying transatlantic from Italy Calif. bill would end SeaWorld killer whale shows United Plans World’s Longest Boeing 787 Non-Stop Routes Airbnb Hosts in San Francisco Facing Wave of Evictions Gas prices to edge down for summer vacation Teen girl who sent terroristic tweet to AA is arrested […]

Travel News: Week of April 9, 2014

News

Top Travel News Proposed Republican Budget Would End Amtrak Subsidies, Kill Brand USA, Rein In TSA United to add 500 charging stations at U.S. airports Alaska Airlines offers self-tag service Las Vegas Pulling Racist Billboard Near LAX, But Says It Wasn’t A Big Deal Anyway And the world’s busiest airport is… US pilot arrested at […]