Cheap Flights To Europe In Jeopardy? Choice 2 Stays Earns $50. Is A $1700 Fare A Good Deal? Citi HHonors Reserve Points Not Posting Correctly. Things I Find Interesting On Sunday, June 8, 2014.

Here’s what I find interesting on a quiet Sunday morning in the travel world: Norwegian Air has been offering some incredibly low fares between the US and Europe, much to the chagrin of their competitors.  Now, the airlines and their unions are ganging up on them to try and bring it to a halt. Choice Hotels is offering a promo where two stays earns you enough points for a $50 gift card to a variety of merchants. View From the Wing counters the argument made by Matt at Saverocity regarding […]

Things I Find Interesting On Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Looks like Alaska Airlines is fighting back against Delta’s infringement on their turf with double EQMs on a bunch of routes where they compete.  One Mile At a Time has the scoop and he also points out that Alaska is essentially one-upping their partner Delta.  Delta announced expansion of routes such as SEA-LAX, SEA-SFO and SEA-LAS and double redeemable miles.  Alaska included these and added some markets close by, like San Jose, Oakland and Santa Rosa along with double elite qualifying miles.  Looks like these two won’t be playing nicely […]

American Expanding Its Codeshare Relationship With Alaska Airlines; JetBlue Not Far Behind

In the midst of a crazy travel week, I missed the announcement from American that they were officially expanding their codeshare relationship with Alaska Airlines. The codeshare expansion will allow American to place its code on 22 new Alaska routes that provide Bay Area travelers with access to Hawaii and will increase the options for transcontinental flights for travelers in the Pacific Northwest and San Diego to Boston, Washington, D.C. and Orlando, Fla.  Under the agreement, Alaska will place its code on 19 American routes, which will provide better access […]

United Announces A Handful Of New Routes

United has announced a handful of new domestic and international routes. By hub, here are the new routes: Washington Dulles: Guatemala City, Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica Vancouver Grand Rapids, MI Chicago: San Jose, Costa Rica Fairbanks, Alaska Newark: Edmonton Denver: Fort MacMurray, Alberta Santa Fe Los Angeles: Wichita My own observations are: I thought it was interesting that Dulles picked up the most new routes. Jeff Smisek recently commented on fortress hubs and left Dulles off that list. Good to see expansion out of my hometown airport. Equally […]