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What Next for Airlines, and For Us?

You are not going to read a lot from me on the latest revelation that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating the airlines for possible collusion on pricing. While I do have a strong opinion on that, suffice it to say that...Show More Summary

Changes to the American Express Sign up Bonuses

It looks like American Express Canada is putting an end to churning. American Express United States has already put an end to churning. Churning is signing up for a credit card, cancelling it so that you can sign up for it again. Generally to re-take advantage of the sign up bonuses. Show More Summary

Have Airline Elite Status? Get Priority Services Flying Delta and Other Skyteam Carriers

Last week I showed you a foreign airline in each of the 3 alliances that will match your current elite status. That's useful because it may get you free lounge access (even on the airline you usually fly), or at least airport priority...Show More Summary

Driving Over the Holiday Weekend? This App Will Help You Avoid Traffic and Cops

This handy map/directions app will streamline your trip — alerting you to traffic, state troopers, and even hazards like debris on the road. Waze is an improvement on Google Maps and other GPS devices I’ve tried because it integrates user reported data in real-time to help you see problems in advance. They also offer gas price reporting […]

FOUND: A Secret Tunnel Between Russia And China

A less secret tunnel in a different fort on the Sino-Russian border (Photo: Lzy881114/Wikimedia) Early in the 1930s, when Japan had invaded Manchuria and the Second Sino-Japanese War was on the verge of breaking out, a secret tunnel was created under the Chinese-Russian border. Show More Summary

China Eastern $676 Los Angeles to Singapore Sep to Nov 2015

13 minutes agoTravel / Hotels : Loyalty Traveler

Skyteam Alliance member China Eastern has dropped airfare to $676 round trip from Los Angeles to Singapore for departures from September to November 2015. This is the only time I recall the fare dropping below $720 this year. This low fare is available on 50 of 74 dates from September 1 to November 13. Show More Summary

What Was Your Worst Airport Meal? I Bet It Wasn’t Worse Than This!

Reddit user spambox odered a bacon and egg sandwich at Edinburgh airport, apparently from the EAT cafe. And got the smallest egg and tiniest piece of pork, ever. It cost £3.20 (about $5). Continue reading What Was Your Worst Airport Meal? I Bet It Wasn’t Worse Than This!...

Have You Herd? Google Sheep View Is Our New Favorite Site

1 hour agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Thank you, Internet. What are people doing with Google Street View? Besides, that is, nostalgically tracking the changes to your childhood home or manically searching for that McDonald?s next to a big tree and a stop sign (because you remember better by landmark than road name)? Introducing a new sheep thrill: Google Sheep View.

Reader Recs: Long Weekend Getaways

It can be difficult to find time for a long trip, but that shouldn't keep you from exploring the world. Take a break from reality (and an excuse to use up one of those vacation days) with a three-day getaway. Here are a few suggestions from our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to inspire your weekend wanderlust.

The new 'X-Files' stars David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Vancouver, Canada

The truth is out there: Vancouver, Canada, continues to lure movie and TV producers - and, in turn, tourists curious to see the real places that became film sets. The city known as Hollywood North this summer is hosting David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and the rest of the cast and crew of the recently...

4 travel hacks for the budget-minded

Exploring the world can easily add up to some big bills, but it is also possible to catch all the sights and learn all about local culture on a tight budget. The post 4 travel hacks for the budget-minded appeared first on Elliott.

7 Things to Know About the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest

2 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

July 4th = hot dogs, amirite? And there is no finer display of hot dog consumption in this great land than the Nathan?s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest. The event has taken place in Coney Island every JulyShow More Summary

United Airlines To Fly Planes Powered By Food Scraps, Animal Fat & Farm Waste

I just came across some very interesting info on a way that United Airlines plans to save some money while also going a bit green. United plans to “fly planes powered by a biofuel made from food scraps (among other household waste), farm waste and animal fat” according to Grub Street. Show More Summary

Kauai fest recalls the roots of the sugar cane industry

The history and culture of Kauai's south shore will be celebrated with a festival that pays tribute to its agricultural roots dating to the early 1800s.

Drilling for Oil in the Arctic: A Timeline

A close ook at the history of the Arctic oil rush — one that's really been around for nea[...]

How the TSA Sells What You Leave Behind at the Checkpoint Plus Amazing Video Footage of the Red Baron

A collection of the most interesting links you’ll want to see, many you’ll want to click. Continue reading How the TSA Sells What You Leave Behind at the Checkpoint Plus Amazing Video Footage of the Red Baron...

Celebrity Cruises and MGM Resorts Int'l Partner on Exclusive Loyalty Program Perks

Celebrity Cruises and MGM Resorts International’s loyalty program members have more reasons to be excited about travel this year. Announced at the end of June, the two brands are partnering together to offer their members exclusive offers and ben... via

$100 Giveaway, New Checked Bag Fees, SPG Deals & More

Lots of Starwood news, enter my $100 Giveaway, and other links of interest from around the web Enter to win one of two $50 Ebates cash prizes. Already entered? Daily entries can be earned by tweeting about it. The latest Starwood Hot Escapes — discounted hotel stays within next 6 weeks — have been announced […]

New York: There's No 'Time' Like The Present for These Two NY Renovations

3 hours agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

This "time" it's a short commute for visionary architects Rockwell Group to their latest renovation and transformation of the Time Hotel New York One of the hotel brands we've had a recent eye on is in fact a multi-brand, multi-hip lifestyle company that?s ?debuting? all over the country. Show More Summary

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