News that JetBlue is dropping a free checked bag for those who purchase its cheapest fares is making the rounds. Speculation had been running rampant that the airline would make such a move with a drumbeat of analysts and pundits wondering why the airline was continuing to leave money on the table by not doing… Read full article

Multiple news sources are reporting that Delta Air Lines is about to announce an big order for Airbus wide-body jets. According to Reuters, the order will be “split between the all-new A350-900 and a recently announced revamp of the current-generation A330.” There is no formal announcement from Delta or Airbus at the moment. (Image courtesy… Read full article

Carnival Corporation has announced that it will launch its first-ever multi-brand marketing campaign on Monday, November 24. The initiative, which will encompass multiple digital and social media elements, will involve all nine of Carnival Corporation’s brands. Carnival’s goal with the new campaign is to introduce more people to cruising, with a focus on those who… Read full article

Over the weekend, I took my first flights on US Airways in a few years. I didn’t leave US Airways, I left DC and moved to Atlanta. I fly a bit on business, supplemented a reasonable amount of personal travel too. Delta was and is a logical choice for me, their well-publicized mileage program issues… Read full article

The post, “The Amex Platinum – Still the One in the One-Two Punch for Travelers” originally appeared in July 2014. The Platinum Card® from American Express ($450 or $475 Mercedes Benz version with a better points bonus) has caught a bit of heat over the last couple of years. It started with the loss of the Continental lounges in… Read full article

This week’s deal is just for Celebrity Captain’s Club members. Celebrity has announced that Captain’s Club members at the Classic tier and above, enjoy exclusive, newly lowered fares and save up to $1,500 per stateroom on Europe cruises and up to $1,000 on Alaska cruises. Celebrity’s offer is valid on ocean view and above staterooms on… Read full article

I posted over the weekend that I was conducting an experiment with US Airways. In summary, I took my first flights with US in a few years on Saturday and Sunday in search of an answer to the question – “Can a 30 minute flight to Charlotte just be a cost of doing business?” I’ll… Read full article

The winner of the two United Club passes is commenter #45, Ed. Ed will compare and contrast the United Club to the Centurion Lounge in a satirical review. Love it!

My short-haul domestic life has begun to wear on me. I’m typing this at the RDU Admirals Club. Today, I’ll fly home to Atlanta via Charlotte, then off to DCA in the morning. Thankfully, I’m home the week of Thanksgiving, before leaving on our Quantum of the Seas cruise! I’m past due for a vacation…. Read full article

Today, I’m flying US Airways from Atlanta to Raleigh with a connection in Charlotte. Yes, that’s a tiny bit out of my way, but there is a method to my madness. First, I need to fly to Raleigh. Delta was pricing about $80 higher than US Airways when I shopped flights. I value my time… Read full article

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