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 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 […]

American Airlines Debuts New Amenity Kits

American Airlines Heritage Amenity Kits

American Airlines has introduced these fun, limited-edition throwback amenity kits for premium cabin flyers on international and transcontinental flights commemorating the early days of commercial aviation. This is part of the airline’s recently announced #goingforgreat plan to spend $2 billion improving its passenger experience. The amenity kits pay tribute to the nine airlines that formed today’s American Airlines by […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Combine Your US Airways Dividend Miles Account with Your American AAdvantage Account

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Combine Your US Airways Dividend Miles Account with Your American AAdvantage Account If you have both an American Airlines AAdvantage account and a US Airways Dividend Miles account, now is the time to start combining them—as I lay out here. Since American and US Airways are now one entity, they’ll soon be closing down US Airways accounts, […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 29, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: American Airlines Just Announced Their New AAdvantage Program with US Airways Dividend Miles Members Seeking Unity, U.S. Revises Ebola Monitoring Rules Wi-Fi hotspot named for terror group delays AA flight at LAX United to launch route from Newark to Newcastle, England The MD-11 makes its final scheduled […]

American Airlines Just Announced Their New AAdvantage Program with US Airways Dividend Miles Members

American Airlines

Finally some great frequent flier news for those that don’t spend tens of thousands of dollars. American and US Airways just released their plans to combine their frequent flier programs and guess what…they aren’t following Delta’s and United’s revenue based plans (at least, not yet). Instead they’re basically keeping the old American AAdvantage program where […]

Travel Video of the Day: Ebola Joke on a Flight Brings in the Hazmat Suits

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On Wednesday, in the midst of the recent Ebola panic, a passenger on US Airways Flight 850 from Philadelphia to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, made an off-hand comment about possibly having Ebola. Specifics are unclear, but first-hand accounts suggest the man, who had been coughing during the flight, mentioned the virus and having “been to Africa” […]

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 […]