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.
The results of the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index show a continued rise in flyers’ satisfaction with U.S. airlines.
Ticket prices are down. But the real cost may have fallen less than the data suggest, and less than travelers would enjoy in a more competitive marketplace.
In a newly reached settlement, Uber has agreed to allow its drivers to solicit tips from riders, verbally or with signs in their cars. Tip, or no tip?
IHG Rewards this week released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels that are available for booking for just 5,000 points per night. Worth a look!
Through June 3, HHonors members will receive a 100 percent bonus when purchasing HHonors points. Deal or no deal?
Even in the final days before its acquisition by Alaska Airlines, Virgin America continues upgrading its Elevate loyalty program.
Through July 31, Wyndham Rewards members can earn 5,000 bonus points for each of up to two stays booked using the Visa Checkout app for payment.
The announcement this week that Carlson will be acquired by Beijing-based HNA left many questioning the future of their loyalty points. Should they worry?
Enter the Golf Advisor “Great Scot Getaway” sweepstakes by May 22 for a chance to win a trip to Scotland for four, including air, hotel, and golfing.
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 Winship is Editor-at-Large.