Following is our regular summary of the latest travel news and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week.
If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can read all about it here, and plan your travel accordingly.
Uber suggests customers not tip drivers. Uber drivers complain that they need tips to make an adequate living. What to do?
Are the airlines hampering flyers’ efforts to share their gripes with the DOT? A California Congresswoman thinks so, and wants them to stop.
To capture the hearts, minds, and expense accounts of the travel universe’s most privileged 1 percent, American is raising the bar for airport lounges.
In a setback to United’s new management team, the airline’s mechanics today voted to reject the company’s “final offer” and to authorize a strike.
Tired of slow, expensive inflight WiFi? So is American, and it’s suing Gogo, to either up its game or allow American to switch providers for 200 of its planes.
Hilton is promising room-rate discounts to encourage travelers to book direct. Consumers should read the fine print before buying in.
Marriott’s just-published list of award-price changes for 2016 amounts to yet another decrease in the value of Marriott Rewards points.
Starwood is the latest to announce new award prices for 2016. Predictably, Starwood’s upcoming price increases far outnumber price decreases.
Enter the AFAR Media “Glasgow Getaway” sweepstakes by March 14 for a chance to win a trip to Glasgow, Scotland, including air, hotel, airport transfers, tours, one dinner.
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.
More from SmarterTravel:
- Airlines to Harried Flyers: ‘Relax, Have a Pretzel’
- How Did American Become the World’s Most Profitable Airline?
- Delta Plans to Displace Elites with Paying Passengers in First Class
After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.