Hotel CEO In Hot Water, Airline Saves The Day, Resort Fees Are GOOD Things?, & More!

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along. The labor strike between American Airlines and the…

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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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LAX Power Outage Causes Cancellations and Delays for Southwest and United

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Wednesday night, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) experienced a power outage that caused a ripple effect of delays and cancellations. The terminals serving Southwest and United appeared to be affected the most. Hundreds of passengers were briefly stuck on grounded aircraft, according to The Associated Press. The outage was caused by a glitch at a …

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Deal Alert: Southwest Fares Drop Below $100 Round Trip on Dozens of Routes

Written by Ben Mutzabaugh @ The Points Guy

It’s back! Southwest Airlines launched one of its two big annual fare sales Tuesday, sending round-trip fares below $100 round-trip on dozens of the carrier’s shortest routes as part of a 72-hour flash sale. Southwest’s longer routes are on sale too, with the carrier roughly pegging its sale fares to distance. The cheapest fares in the …

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FAA: More Than 300 Boeing 737s May Have ‘Suspect Parts,’ Inspections Loom

Written by Ben Mutzabaugh @ The Points Guy

Airlines around the globe will soon be asked to inspect more than 300 Boeing 737 aircraft over concerns about “improper manufacturing” for components in the planes’ wings, the US Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday. “Boeing has informed the FAA that certain 737NG and 737MAX leading edge slat tracks may have been improperly manufactured and may …

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5 Credit Card Checklist Items for Your International Summer Vacation

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

Summer is almost here, and that means the busiest travel season of the year is nearly upon us. Though you are probably not planning a whirlwind jetsetter extravaganza quite as crazy our summer intern’s, chances are you will be among the nearly 3 million flyers passing through US airports daily in the coming months. You …

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Exciting New Airline Routes for May 2019 and Beyond

Written by Kaeli Conforti @ The Points Guy

Airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes every month. Today, we’ll share just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (like schedules and aircraft, among other things) may …

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How to Prevent Your Southwest Rapid Rewards Points From Expiring

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Yesterday morning, we got a tip from a reader about an unfortunate experience he had with his Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Account. Mike Wilkes had accumulated over 400,000 Southwest Rapid Reward points for a summer of trips with his family. That’s worth about $6,000, according to the latest frequent flyer valuations from The Points Guy. …

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Southwest Airlines Adds 2 Routes, Extends Schedule Into 2019

Written by Ben Mutzabaugh @ The Points Guy

Southwest Airlines is adding two nonstop routes to its schedule, announced by the carrier on Thursday as it extended its booking schedule through Jan. 5. From its base at Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Southwest will add daily nonstop service to Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina (GSP). The route, which will begin Nov. 3, restores service that Southwest last offered …

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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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