Most United frequent fliers will be getting fewer miles

No one expects frequent flier program changes to benefit actual travelers. We’re all used to the number of miles needed for a free ticket going up, and up, and up. United Airlines has already made some of those kinds of changes to awards in 2014, along with adding minimum spends for elite status. But, as […]

Here we go again — Delta and United kicking bargain hunters out of elite ranks

Airlines love big spenders. However, for years loyal frequent travelers have been able to get nearly the same perks as those who only fly on expensive tickets. For most legacy carriers, that started changing recently when Delta and United added a minimum spend rule for travelers to reach their elite frequent flyer levels. While inflation […]

A whiff of other countries, Porsche transfers at Delta, Qantas goes retro

Holiday makers ‘jet-scent’ around the globe For those traveling abroad from London Heathrow out of their new Terminal 2, travelers can get a preview of the scents of some of the countries they’re heading to. To excite the globetrotters travelling through the new terminal and to celebrate its completion, scents of its most fragrant destinations […]

New Dallas routes for Southwest, best transcontinental airline, plane hits coyote

Southwest launches seven new routes from Dallas Love Field Southwest announced that it was launching seven new non-stop routes from Dallas Love Field on Monday. The carrier began service to Baltimore, Chicago Midway, Denver, Washington Reagan, Orlando, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. The new flights follow the repeal of the Wright Amendment, which was lifted […]

Delta raises elite FF requirements, FAs challenging FAA, USAir flight problems

Delta announces changes to SkyMiles Medallion qualification requirements Delta announced that it is raising one of its requirements to qualify for Medallion status in 2016. The MQD requirement for Silver Medallion members will increase from $2,500 to $3,000, for Gold Medallion members from $5,000 to $6,000, for Platinum Medallion members from $7,500 to $9,000, and […]

Hilton online services, Delta Pacific cutbacks, unaccompanied minor options

Hilton to offer online check-in, room selection, and smartphone room keys Hilton announced that it will have online check-in, room selection, and digital check-out. In the future, it plans to allow you to unlock your room via your smartphone. The new system allows guests who are Hilton HHonors members to check in for a hotel […]

New TSA videos at McCarran, Delta’s museum to get new aircraft, passengers won’t notice anything with new planes

Vegas airport unveils new funny checkpoint videos Security checkpoints can get pretty busy, especially during high travel season. At Las Vegas McCarran airport, the TSA has put together new videos that you can watch while you’re waiting. The videos feature Las Vegas comedians Carrot Top and Louie Anderson, as well as ventriloquist Terry Fator, performers […]