J.D. Power 2019 Report: The Best Airlines In North America

Written by SharonKurheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

The responses of the annual J.D. Power 2019 North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM have been tabulated and analyzed and the top U.S. airlines have been announced. We’ll cut to the chase and let you know that Alaska Airlines won first place fo…

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Frontier Airlines Halts Portsmouth Service After Just 6 Months

Written by Nicolas Avalle @ The Points Guy

Frontier Airlines is suspending its service from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, saying it will end its only route from the city on July 6, Seacoastonline reports. Frontier had just launched its Portsmouth-Orlando route in December. Frontier suggested the change was due to poor sales. “In this instance, demand did not materialize to support the service,” Frontier …

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Planning a Family Trip to Clearwater Beach, Florida

Written by Jennifer Yellin @ The Points Guy

Recently voted the No. 1 beach in the United States by TripAdvisor, Clearwater Beach on Florida’s west coast is as family-friendly as it gets. With sugar-white sand, many low-key restaurants, a ton of activities, huge playground and nightly shows, your family will absolutely love vacationing here. How to Get to Clearwater Beach Two airports, within …

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J.D. Power: Airline Service at All-Time High; Alaska, JetBlue, Southwest Are Tops

Written by Ben Mutzabaugh @ The Points Guy

Customer satisfaction with air travel has never been better. Or so says J.D. Power in its 2019 North America Airline Satisfaction Study. The study, now in its fifteenth year, shows overall satisfaction has been trending up for the past eight years for US and Canadian airlines. “Airlines continue to deliver on the operational side of …

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Deal Alert: Flights Starting at $20 on Frontier

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an …

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Guide to Planning a Family Trip to Chicago

Written by Barbara Schultz @ The Points Guy

Chicago, once known as the “second city,” is second to none when it comes to fun activities, family-friendly cuisine and historic sights. Set at the confluence of the Chicago River and beautiful Lake Michigan, and boasting a range of important architecture, Chicago is also extremely photogenic, even when the weather isn’t perfect. I moved west …

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Visiting the Grand Canyon With a Family: Where to Camp, Stay and Play

Written by Tana Baer @ The Points Guy

When our daughter was 7 months old, my husband and I took her on a road trip through the Southwest. We flew to Las Vegas from Boston, and planned on visiting California’s desert parks over 10 days. What commenced was an unforgettable camping and hiking experience that brought us through not only California but also …

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The Best Ways to Avoid Airline Change and Cancellation Fees on Paid Flights

Written by Jason Steele @ The Points Guy

When the airlines need to change or cancel a flight due to weather, crew scheduling, maintenance or another reason, you, the passenger, are rarely offered compensation. But when you need to change or cancel your own reservations, you can be hit with huge fees. In this post I’ll look at the major domestic carriers’ current …

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Pack Your Bags: Frontier Airlines Formally Launches ‘Friends Fly Free’

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

If you spend much time in the travel deals realm, you’ve likely heard of the Southwest Companion Pass (and ways to earn it without flying a ton). However, there’s another budget airline that is making it even easier to bring along a child or friend on select flights for free. Frontier Airlines formally launched “Kids …

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Frontier Offering 2-For-1 Fares for Mother’s Day

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

Frontier is, once again, offering 2-for-1 fares on select flights. The ultra-low-cost carrier’s latest promotion is in celebration of Mother’s Day, however, it is essentially a continuation of the Friends Fly Free promotion. Frontier’s Friends Fly Free promo allows members of the airline’s discount club, Discount Den, to travel with a companion while only having …

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Airlines Collected $4.9 Billion in Bag Fees Last Year. Here’s How to Avoid Being Part of That Statistic

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

More than four months after the end of the year, we are just getting the 2018 statistics for airlines, and there are some jaw-dropping numbers. US-based airlines recorded $11.8 billion in after-tax profits for the full year. And a significant portion of those profits was baggage fees, which came in just shy of $4.9 billion …

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Flights From $39: Hike With Your Family in the Mountains of Northwest Arkansas

Written by Jennifer Yellin @ The Points Guy

Just a few weeks ago, Frontier announced its newest city — Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA). Yes, that is right — Frontier is essentially flying to the home of Walmart, with Bentonville just 12 miles away. This is the second ultra low-cost carrier to start flying to/from XNA Airport (Allegiant Air has been serving this …

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Planning a Family Trip to San Diego

Written by Jon Bailey @ The Points Guy

When people think of San Diego, they often conjure up images of sunny days, warm sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and the best tacos this side of the border — and they would be right! This town enjoys balmy weather for most of the year and a pace that offers the perfect blend of outdoor …

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ACT FAST: Friends Fly Free with Frontier’s Latest Promo

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

Frontier is known for insanely low fares and has also become synonymous with crazy deals, including $9 flights and its Kids Fly Free promotion. However, Frontier might be offering the airline’s craziest and most lucrative promotion yet: Today only, members of the airline’s discount club, Discount Den, can travel with their friends for the price …

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Planning a Family Trip to San Francisco

Written by Barbara Schultz @ The Points Guy

San Francisco holds great contrasts. It’s home to some of California’s most breathtaking coastline but the beaches are generally considered too cold for swimming. It’s a small, compact city but many of its charming and diverse neighborhoods are found atop or below vertiginous hills. It’s the historic home of fortune seekers and flower children, who …

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Best Frontier Sale of the Year: Penny Fares + Kids Fly Free

Written by Jennifer Yellin @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, and then book through an online travel agency such as …

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