First among many changes coming with SkyMiles 2015 is a revenue requirement for status. In my case, I’m Platinum Medallion, and the minimum spend requirement for the 2015 program year is $7,500. I shouldn’t have a problem hitting that by year’s end, even though I am a little behind last year on ticket spend.  There was no… Read full article

Last week, I mentioned a brand new marketing campaign from Carnival to begin on November 24. Well, November 24 has come and gone, so it’s time to check out the new campaign and enter to win an opportunity for free cruising. Let’s take a look. World’s Leading Cruise Lines Marketing Challenge: You’re invited to take the… Read full article

If you needed further proof that Delta Air Lines sees itself as a different kind of company, look no further than this Tweet that went live last Friday. Clicking through, you’ll find the following statement. “Delta Air Lines applauds the steps announced this week to enact much-needed reforms to the nation’s immigration system,” said Joanne… Read full article

I’ve noticed just a tiny bit more vitriol across the interweb this week when it comes to airlines. It began with JetBlue letting the world know that it would no longer ignore reality. Then, an interesting little Tweet from Delta on Friday tied a neat little bow on the week. Let’s start with JetBlue. The… Read full article

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

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