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.
Recently, the summer travel forecast has been mostly a bad-news story of overlong security lines, overcrowded departure areas, and overstuffed planes. Summer 2015 will be no exception.
Speedy, reliable inflight Wi-Fi is a crapshoot. But on some airlines, it’s less of a crapshoot than on others. Gizmodo calls out the leaders, and the laggards.
Delta’s controversial move away from transparency in pricing SkyMiles awards has had an unexpected side effect: Some award prices have come down.
Airline stocks cratered on concerns that flights were increasing faster than demand, raising the prospect of fare wars and skimpy profits. For travelers, it’s all good.
Members of Southwest’s Rapid Rewards program have a new option for earning points: ScoreBig, an online seller of tickets to live events such as professional sports and music concerts.
Beginning on May 26, IHG Rewards members can book award nights for 5,000 points at almost 150 participating hotels, for stays through July 31.
Through June 15, MileagePlus members can earn up to 2,500 bonus miles for purchases made at the MileagePlus Shopping mall.
For a limited time, new applicants for the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card can earn 25,000 bonus points after charging at least $3,000 within the first three months.
Enter the Travel + Leisure “This Is How We Vegas” sweepstakes by June 1 for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas for two, including air and two nights in a suite at the ARIA hotel.
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.