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Plan Your Escape to the Airport Lounge

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.28.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

A secluded airport lounge provides weary travelers a much-needed escape, but is it worth the expensive entrance fee?

When It Pays to Be Flexible With Your Award Travel

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

If you're hoping to fly home using miles on the Friday before Christmas, you probably won't have much luck. But there's much less demand for seats on Christmas Day. You might be able to book a 9 a.m. flight using miles and still make it home in time for Christmas dinner.

How To Save Money On Your Next Hotel Stay

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Your flight tickets are likely more expensive individually, but your hotel room rate will probably include multiple nights and other costs, like resort fees, meals and activities, tacked on to your final bill. Fortunately hotels also offer many opportunities to save money if you know where to look.

How to Get Upgraded on Your Next Flight

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

As you enter the plane and prepare yourself for the next four hours of misery, you'll probably pass some happier passengers sipping on pre-departure beverages and sprawling across their roomy first-class seats.

Are Frequent Flier Programs A Fool's Game?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

N i c o l a / Flickr Airline loyalty programs have long tempted their most frequent customers with upgrades, bonus points and other forms of spec...

The Booking Battle: OTAs Break Into the Loyalty Market

U.S. News Travel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Facing steep competition from fellow booking websites, online travel agencies have been experimenting with travel rewards as a means of incentivizing consumer loyalty -- at the expense of straining relationships with the hotels with which they partner.