Weekly Recap: Vegas Parking Fees + Expiring Miles + Trump’s DOT Pick + New Havana Flights

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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.

If Thanksgiving Was Any Indication, Christmas Travel Will Be …

The widely predicted meltdown at security checkpoints during Thanksgiving was averted, raising hopes that Christmas travel will be equally stress-free.

‘Expiring Miles Should Be Outlawed’ – And They Might Be

Hate expiring miles? There’s at least one legislative initiative in the pipeline that would outlaw expiring miles and points. But don’t get your hopes up.

Trump’s Pick to Head DOT Is Bad News for Travelers

Flyer alert: Trump’s choice to lead the DOT means less safety, fewer consumer protections, and even less regulatory pushback to industry consolidation.

Wallet Watch: More Parking Fees Coming to Vegas Hotels

New parking fees won’t be a deal-breaker for most prospective Vegas visitors. But they’re yet another reason to think of Fun City as Expensive City.

Delta Bans Disruptive Trump Supporter for Life

A Trump supporter who harangued fellow passengers with an obscenity-laced rant has been banned from future Delta flights for life.

Flights to Havana Take Off, Despite Trump Threats

Even as newly approved flights between the U.S. and Havana ramp up, President-elect Trump is threatening to undo diplomatic relations with Cuba.

InterContinental’s Cyber Week Sale – Up to 30% Off Hotel Stays

IHG’s Cyber Week sale is in effect through December 2, featuring a wide range of discounts on stays, points, and merchandise, and other deals.

From Best Western: a $10 Gift Card After Every Stay

Through January 29, 2017, Best Western Rewards members can earn a $10 Best Western gift card after every qualifying stay. Deal or no deal?

Win a Trip for 2 to Barcelona

Enter this sweepstakes to win a trip to Barcelona for two, including airfare, hotel, breakfasts, a scenic sailboat cruise, and a $500 dining stipend.

Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.

After 20 years working in the travel industry, and almost that long writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.

This article first appeared on SmarterTravel.com, where Tim is Editor-at-Large.

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