You might remember that I took my first US Airways flights in a while last weekend. I posted about the experience overall here, and a snag that developed here. As I noted, for whatever reason, US Airways was unable to “see” my AAdvantage Gold/Oneworld Ruby status so I missed out on complimentary upgrade opportunities and… Read full article

Royal Caribbean International has announced that the line’s last Sovereign Class vessel, Majesty of the Seas will leave the fleet in 2016. The ship’s last cruise for RCL will depart April 29, 2016. Majesty will transfer to sister line Pullmantur which focuses on the Spanish cruise market. According to Royal Caribbean, “Majesty of the Seas… Read full article

The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, and soon after that Christmas bells will ring. This Thanksgiving promises to be one of the busiest for air travel in years, and of course, I’m flying on the busiest day of the year – the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I thought a few tried and true holiday travel tips… Read full article

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

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

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

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

Contest Closed – Winner TBA I have two United Club passes that I’d love to give to you. These passes are good through June 2016. Seems like a fun idea for a quick contest with simple rules. Comment to this post with an idea of what you intend to do with the passes. You may comment… Read full article

You might imagine that I am frequently asked how to pay for a cruise with miles or points. My typical answer is that it’s possible, it will take more points than you like, and don’t do it unless you live in Florida and never want to fly anywhere. With those qualifiers out of the way,… Read full article

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