United Airlines has faced some major scrutiny over the past month or so, starting with a doctor being dragged off a plane for refusing to volunteer his seat. Since then, any little controversy they have faced has become big news. As a travel writer, I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt when […]Read More
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Travelers in four U.S. cities will soon have more options flights to Mexico. Delta Airlines and Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V. are expanding their service to create more options to fly between the two countries. The airlines will introduce service between the following new markets: Atlanta and Merida, Mexico Atlanta and Queretaro, Mexico Los Angeles and […]
Summer is here, and that means people are thinking about family vacations and other summer travel. Marriott conducted a study of what people are looking for this summer, and it turns out there are some pretty specific trends. “This summer, travelers are looking beyond typical beach-centric destinations and considering places like Orlando, New York, Chicago […]
Delta Airlines is looking to speed up the check-in process, while at the same time encouraging travelers to check their bags. The airline has announced a new self-service bag drop that will use biometric-based technology. The first four machines will be installed at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and will be equipped to test facial recognition […]
Norwegian Airlines has announced it will be flying to London from two new cities – Denver and Seattle. The airline has long been known as a low-cost option to fly around the world, and recently launched $65 flights from the United States to the United Kingdom. The airline will fly out of Denver International Airport […]
Adults looking for a little kid-free pool time on cruises now have fewer options. According to Cruise Fever, Carnival has announced their adult-only aft pools on seven of their ships will now be open to everyone.
It looks like there is very little hope of being able to use your cellphone on flights – at least not anytime soon.
Most travelers have been booked on an overbooked flights – whether or not they know it. When you are in an airport and hear that call for volunteers, it means there are too many passengers and not enough seats. But which airlines are more likely to offer compensation for overbooked flights? Despite the recent viral […]
Airbnb has revealed their listing of top neighborhoods to watch in 2017, and it shows a lot about how Airbnb users book their rooms.
Marriott has made a move to offer travel experiences for their guests. They announced they have invested in PlacePass.
Carnival Cruise Line will be sailing to Cuba this year, with their Carnival Paradise line will be sailing from Tampa to Havana, beginning in June 2017.
Norwegian Airlines has announced of $65 flights from the United States to Europe.
Hilton Honors members can now use their points, combined with money, for hotel stays, but they can also use their points to shop at Amazon.com.
It’s not always easy to tell the difference between the variety of frequent flyer or loyalty programs out there, but a new report by WalletHub looked at all the factors offered by different programs and ranked them. It may come as no surprise to many — Delta came out on top. The study looked at […]
American Airlines is following United Airlines’ announcement of a Basic Economy Fare, giving travelers the option of paying less for significantly fewer options on flights. United Airlines faced some opposition after announcing their fare in late 2016, mainly because the option does not allow for any overhead baggage. This means any luggage must be checked […]
Emirates Airlines has announced they will launch daily service from Dubai to Newark – via Athens, Greece. The new service will begin on March 12, 2017. This means travelers now have a non-stop option from the New York City area to Athens. Emirates currently runs four daily flights from Dubai to JFK Airport in New […]
Alaska Airlines will be merging with Virgin America this year, as well as ending a relationship with Delta Airlines. But they are confident it is for the best, and are revamping their mileage structure. “At Alaska Airlines, we’re doubling down and remaining committed to our miles-based program,” said Ryan Butz, managing director of loyalty marketing. […]
Alaska Airlines will be merging with Virgin America, and that means an end to the relationship with Delta Airlines on April 30, 2017. Whether you regularly fly Delta, or Alaska, there is a chance this could affect you. According to Charles Breer, managing director of alliances, the relationship has ended not just because of the […]
Although cell phones are still off limits for travelers on airplanes in the United States, Alaska Airlines announced they will be offering complimentary in-flight messaging for passengers. The new service will allow Alaska passengers to use iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook messengers on any Gogo-equipped flight. “We’re celebrating the new year – and our new, bigger […]
United Airlines has introduced an initiative to generate earnings while lowering rates for some travelers — but not everyone is happy with it. According to the airline, the announcement of Basic Economy Fares “provides customers the option of paying the lowest fares to their destinations, while still receiving the same standard economy experience, including food, […]