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Great Read: Saving Old Bangkok

A new coat of paint and a new lease on life for ramshackle buildings transformed into guesthouses in Old Bangkok...

United Joins the Game With a 100% Bonus on Purchased Miles, But There’s a Giant Catch…

Through Thursday only United is offering up to a 100% bonus on purchased miles. But there’s a catch. If you get the 100% bonus then miles are 1.88 cents apiece. That’s the regular price US Airways offers miles at, pretty much every month, with their promotions. Show More Summary

Are Attempts to Squeeze More Profits Backfiring on Airlines?

40 minutes agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

It would seem to me that there is a threshold of revenue versus passenger comfort; and that crossing that threshold excessively either way would not be beneficial. It would be unrealistic if airlines offered all of its passengers premium class seating and service at economy class prices — the airline would most likely not survive. Show More Summary

Better Hotel Credit Card For Everyday Spend?

Reader Stannis asked the following question on a recent post about redeeming Starpoints: "On the earning side, would you agree that all unbonused spend should rather be directed to the Club Carlson card? I’ve recently acquired this card...Show More Summary

Is There Any Way Around Those Hidden (And Not Hidden) Hotel Fees?

55 minutes agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

The minibar menu is a good place to start for finding out what's NOT free in your hotel room Our former front desk guy has given valuable tips on effectively complaining to the front desk when something goes wrong. Now, he's got a few tips on getting around those pesky hotel fees that pop up from out of nowhere on your bill. Show More Summary

A Delano in Las Vegas

56 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : Travel Q

The Delano Las Vegas hotel, sibling of the Miami Beach original, will open Tuesday with 1,117 suites.

What You Need to Know About Thailand's New Visa Regulations

1 hour agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

In response to decreased tourism returns this year due in part to the country?s political woes, Thailand has doubled the amount of days that tourists are allowed to stay in the country on a visa-exempt stamp from 30 to 60. Passport holders from 49 nations, including the United States, do not need to apply for a visa to enter Thailand. Show More Summary

Norwegian Cruise Line to Buy Prestige Cruises for $3 Billion

As high-profile merger news has been fast and furious in past weeks from Family Dollar’s $8+ billion purchase to Burger Kings $11 billion buy of Tim Horton’s, today we received huge news for the cruise industry with the announcement of Norwegian Cruise Line’s plan to buy Prestige Cruises International, Inc for $3 Billion. The initial […]

Lessons Learned from the Ebola Epidemic

Global awareness of the Ebola epidemic has not translated into effective action. As organizations such as Samaritan’s Purse and Doctors Without Borders continue to engage in the fight against the deadly virus, here are some lessons learned to date.

Are Hotel Wristbands Something That Hotels Should Be Investing In?

2 hours agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

The newly-opened EVEN Hotel in Norwalk, Connecticut The development of the EVEN Hotels brand has been an interesting thing to watch as it attempts to appeal to travelers, presumably of the business variety, who want to stay in shape while on the road. Show More Summary

Up to 20% Discount and 1,000 Bonus Points During Best Western Fall Promotion

2 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Book your reservation at the Best Value or Web Special rate plans at participating hotel properties between tomorrow, September 2, 2014 and November 23, 2014 at the official Internet web site of Best Western and you will receive a discount...Show More Summary

An Increase of 422% to Renounce Your American Citizenship

2 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

If you are seeking to renounce your American citizenship, it is going to cost you a whole lot more to do so — $1,900.00 more, to be exact. Due to record numbers of Americans formally renouncing their United States citizenship over the...Show More Summary

No Delta Information on ExpertFlyer Anymore As Of Today

2 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

An e-mail message was received by FlyerTalk member javabytes approximately one hour ago from ExpertFlyer announcing that the service will no longer offer any information pertaining to Delta Air Lines effective immediately as of September 1, 2014... The post No Delta Information on ExpertFlyer Anymore As Of Today appeared first on The Gate.

Obese Airline Passengers: The Debate Continues

2 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

You would most likely not allow me as your seat mate to use half of the space in your seat to place my belongings. Why would you tolerate having me take up half the space of the seat for which you paid simply because I was obese? Looking...Show More Summary

Labor Day Weekend Sale: Up to 10% Off on Qatar Airways Flights

2 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Book your tickets by September 1, 2014 to enjoy a discount of up to 10 percent off of flights operated by Qatar Airways originating in the United States to greater than 140 destinations worldwide with the Labor Day Weekend Sale — but...Show More Summary

24 Hours in Opatija, Croatia

2 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Opatija is a town in western Croatia located on the Gulf of Kvarner, which is a bay in the northern Adriatic Sea. After having just met with several dozen fellow members of FlyerTalk in Ljubljana for a few days and figuring that this...Show More Summary

Updated September Hotel Promotions Guide

Targeted promotions look like the new norm as we trip through the last few months of 2014 with Hyatt, IHG and Marriott offering different promotions to different members. This Loyalty Traveler page summarizes dozens of hotel loyaltyShow More Summary

Lusail: A Brand-New City Being Created for 2022

2 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

It is not often that a whole new city is created completely from the ground up; but Lusail City is being built from the ground up at a cost of $45 billion to be ready in time for the Fédération Internationale de Football AssociationShow More Summary

Japan eases rules on personal electronics during flights

As of Sept. 1, passengers may use devices switched to "flight mode" at all times.        

Nausea: Could This One Free Simple Trick to Combat It Work For You?

2 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Nausea in and of itself can be an unsettling feeling, to say the least; but when you experience it while you are in a moving vehicle such as a car, boat or airplane, the feeling can become pronounced exponentially — perhaps to the point...Show More Summary

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