Why Airlines Work With Regional Carriers

Written by Sid Lipsey @ The Points Guy

Thanks to years of conditioning and countless dollars spent on national ad campaigns, we know the names of the largest airlines (like Southwest, American, United and Delta) by heart. The 65 or so smaller regional airlines in the United States don’t carry that same name recognition, but they do carry a large share of the …

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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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American, Delta, Hawaiian and United Get Tentative Approval to Serve Tokyo-Haneda Next Year

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Barring any unforeseen snafus, US-based passengers will soon have a lot more options when it comes to flying to Japan. On Thursday, the US Department of Transportatio proposed to select four US airlines — American, Delta, Hawaiian and United — to provide new daytime service to Tokyo’s downtown Haneda airport as early as summer 2020. …

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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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Book Now: United Flights Pricing From 3,500 Miles via Avianca LifeMiles

Written by Nick Ewen @ The Points Guy

United sent shock waves through the frequent flyer world last month when it announced that it would be removing award charts in a full-on shift to dynamic award pricing. However, there are still ways to book United award flights using other Star Alliance award charts and mileage currencies, and this morning, we’re seeing some phenomenal …

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United Bug Limiting Lufthansa First Class Award Bookings

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

Lufthansa first class is easily one of the world’s most sought after award redemptions. Availability is incredibly limited — Lufthansa itself doesn’t make first-class seats available via partner programs until roughly two weeks before departure. But as long as you’re somewhat flexible about your travel dates and/or routing, it’s often possible to score one of …

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United Will Move to New York LaGuardia’s New Concourse in June

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

Long regarded as one of the least appealing airports in the world, New York’s aging LaGuardia (LGA) terminal buildings have been in desperate need of replacement for years. Vice President Joe Biden even once described LGA as something you might find “in a third-world country.” But part of the airport finally completed a much-needed transformation …

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Limited Time: Earn 10 United Miles Per Dollar on Discounted Disneyland Tickets

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

There are multiple ways to earn and use points on tickets to Disneyland, but rarely is there an opportunity to purchase discounted tickets and earn 10 airline miles per dollar at the same time. However, if a trip to Disneyland is on your family’s near-term horizon (before Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens), then today is …

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Delta’s Anti-Union Campaign Goes Viral

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Delta Air Lines is the least unionized airline based in the US, but the company’s efforts to maintain that status quo created a stir on social media this week. The airline’s flight attendants last rejected unionization in late 2010, following the 2008 acquisition of Northwest Airlines, and the company now operates a website (DontRiskItDontSignIt.com) that …

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Mommy Points: It Takes 12 Airline Tickets for 2 Parents to Visit Vegas for 2 Nights

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Over a decade ago, we got married in a city we loved: Las Vegas. No, we didn’t use a drive-thru chapel, but Elvis was at the after-party. We chose Vegas in large part to keep the ceremony and wedding planning simple. (Well, and it was just a whole lot of fun.) In the ensuing 10 …

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Regional Workhorse: A Review of United’s 737-900ER Business Class From Newark to Cancun

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

Recently, I needed to make my way to Cancun, Mexico, for work. (Tough life, I know.) While fares are sometimes impossibly low, that wasn’t the case on this trip, since I happened to be traveling during spring break. There weren’t any reasonable redemption options, either, which meant it was time to fire up Google Flights …

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Airline Loyalty Programs for Small Businesses

Written by Jason Steele @ The Points Guy

For many business travelers, their company makes the decision to purchase tickets from one airline over another — so why not reward the company making the decision, in addition to awarding the traveler with frequent flyer miles? That’s the idea behind the business rewards programs operated by several airlines, a great way for you and/or …

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