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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 1, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Delta Air Lines will launch hourly Shuttle service from Los Angeles to San Francisco beginning September 3. It’ll reportedly be all Embraer 175 service with upgraded amenities, including free newspapers, beer and wine for all passengers. This bumps Delta’s frequency on the route up from…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: July 31, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: A Delta Air Lines passenger abandoned several of his bags in Seattle to avoid paying $1,400 in overweight luggage fees. It created quite a stir at the airport and a co-author of the linked article later tweeted that it ended up being four out of…

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Hilton Launches Third Quarter 2013 ‘Triple Your Trip’ Promotion

Hilton HHonors (finally) released their third quarter 2013 promotion. It’s not super exciting, but it will allow you to accrue additional points for stays any day of the week. Click here to register for your July 9 – September 30, 2013 stays. You’ll earn triple points on weekend nights (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) and double…

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Limited Time Chase Ink Offers for Small Business Week

[Edited June 24, 2013: The limited time offers described below are no longer available.] Chase is supporting Small Business Week through June 22, 2013 with limited-time offers on its popular Ink business cards. I wrote previously how the Ink Plus® Business Card is among My Top 3 Travel Credit Cards for airline and hotel redemptions,…

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My Top 3 Travel Credit Cards for Airline and Hotel Redemptions

When I first started applying for travel-related credit cards, I focused exclusively on airline-branded cards. That was years ago and as a newbie at the time, I missed out on the more lucrative mileage and point-earning capabilities for everyday purchases that more traditional cards offered. Fast forward several years and I woke up to the…

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Hotel Review: Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport, Deluxe Plus Queen Room

This past January I took a mileage run on United to Tokyo and stayed at the Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport for one night. The online rate I booked was shockingly low at only 8,000 yen (about $85) for a fully cancelable standard Hilton Queen room. The non-refundable advance purchase rate was only 1,000 yen less,…

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Hilton HHonors Reveals Second Quarter 2013 Bonus Point Promotion

In case you haven’t already read about it, Hilton HHonors has unveiled its second quarter 2013 bonus point promotion. The “Daily Grand” promotion runs from April 1 to June 30, 2013 and provides 1,000 bonus points for every weeknight of a stay, and 2,000 points for every weekend night. A weekend night is defined as…

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Looking Back at 2012 and What’s in Store for 2013

On Monday I posted a quick snapshot of my 2012 flying showing a map of my travels. I’ve been LAX (pun sort-of intended) in updating my FlightMemory over the years, but I plugged my 2012 data yesterday to reveal the following: In total, I flew 126,452 miles during the year. That’s less than 2011 and…

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Elite Perks at Hotels Are Great, but Outreach Keeps Me Loyal

When it comes to having elite status with a hotel, my two favorite perks are by far free Wi-Fi and access to the club lounge. I also appreciate the other amenities that vary by hotel chain – and even brand within a chain – including room upgrades and welcome gifts (free bottled water, food platters,…

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