The list of the Top 20 economy class airlines doesn’t include a single U. DHS is already using biometric facial scanning of some travelers departing the […] Travel Skills’ 10 most popular posts over the last week (descending order): 1 5 Delta Sky Miles sweet spots 2 Trip Report: Viking River Cruise through Europe 3 United cramming more seats into its 757s 4 TSA extends deadline for driver’s license ID demand 5 Routes: End of Delta West Coast shuttles Another carrier to Hawaii Alaska, United, American 6 Airport news: […] One of the hottest travel trends of the last decade has been the rapid rise in popularity of European river cruises.
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Nevertheless, the it does offer some solid redemption options—especially in domestic markets where it competes with Alaska Airlines.
It also offers some nice bargains on intra-Latin-America and […] Hyatt has joined other major hotel groups in imposing a stricter cancellation policy.
The company said this week that the number of commercial aircraft equipped with its 2Ku broadband satellite technology has just passed the 500 mark, up […] As technology continues to alter the credit card landscape (Apple Pay, anyone?
), two leading card processors will be making some changes to the transaction process in the coming months.
After that, I had to jet out to La La Land for a meeting with my agent. If you frequently use […] A day after Marriott/Starwood came out with a winter bonus points plan, Hilton has unveiled its own bonus earning program for Honors members.
Called Points Unlimited, the Hilton promotion applies for stays from January 1 through April 30. For every stay during the promotion period, registered Honors members […] It was a day late due to an unforeseen cancellation, but Delta’s final commercial 747 flight from the U. took off on Monday, December 18 from Detroit to Seoul Incheon.
The Asian carrier’s announcement comes after Delta, American and a couple of other carriers decided to roll out basic economy-type pricing for international travel on some transatlantic and Latin American routes.Alaska Airlines is telling Elevate participants to transfer any remaining points they have in the program over to Alaska’s Mileage Plan by January 31, “or we’ll convert them for you by February 8.” Either […] Uber, Visa and Barclays recently hosted an event in Los Angeles designed to promote the rich benefits of a new credit card.I accepted an invitation to fly in, dine with execs, spend the night at the SLS hotel and learn more about it.S.-Hong Kong market; Delta will put a new aircraft on a China route and will beef up transpaciifc code-sharing; Cathay Pacific will add another U. gateway next year; United is eliminating first class on many routes and cuts back China service; a Lufthansa affiliate is […] What’s the most expensive destination for a U. That’s according to an extensive new ranking of daily business travel costs compiled by the […] Last time I was in Chi-Town I nearly froze to death and wished I were in Hotlanta.I had just flown in from Frisco and my next stop was the Big Apple.Delta said the Sunday departure had to be scrubbed “due to an inability to fully staff the flight with its required four pilots.” Unhappy passengers […] Marriott International has rolled out a pair of point promotions for members of its Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty programs for winter trips.Marriott Rewards’ bonus plan is called Mega Bonus, and SPG’s is Great Weeks, Grand Weekends.According to a report this week […] (Please note that this post has been updated from a previous version) There’s been a lot of confusion and uncertainty about what exactly the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will accept as a personal ID at airport checkpoints starting in January – but now the agency is backing off an earlier demand that some travelers would […] In domestic route news, Delta puts an end to the Shuttle brand for key West Coast routes; Alaska adds a pair of new San Diego markets; United expands Hawaii service from its Denver hub; American is adding regional/seasonal service next summer from O’Hare, DFW and elsewhere; Sun Country comes to Hawaii; Jet Blue adds a New […] In airport news, San Francisco travelers can look forward to some enticing new food and beverage options in the international terminal; American opens its latest Flagship Lounge at Los Angeles International; there’s a new Delta Sky Club at New York La Guardia; funds are approved for a rebuild of Newark’s Terminal A; and Dallas/Ft.Worth gets […] The Delta Sky Miles program is known for being stingy, tricky to maximize and hard to understand since the airline doesn’t publish award charts and uses variable, revenue-based pricing.This occurred before Uber’s recent data breach was revealed, so I […] How do the major U. airlines compare in their in-flight Internet service?That’s what the folks at High Speed were wondering, so they studied Wi-Fi availability, speed and cost for the seven largest carriers to find out.