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Airline Upgrades

How to Upgrade to Business Class for Free... Through Kindness

Leora Novick | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Leora Novick

On my recent trip to Europe, I was upgraded to business class for free, along with two of my travel companions. I had never flown business class internationally before.

8 Ways to Save Big on Summer Travel

Budget Travel | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Here are our favorite insider secrets and online tools to get you where you want to be.

Big Travel Savings

Budget Travel | Posted 09.11.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Have you ever had a conversation where moments -- or even days -- later you realize, "I wish I'd said that"? Travel booking and airline and hotel check-ins can often feel like that, with so many questions, options, and price points to juggle.

For the Frequent Flyer - Another Take on the American Airlines and U.S. Airways Merger

Chris Lopinto | Posted 07.31.2013 | Travel
Chris Lopinto

Since American Airlines (AA) announced its impending merger with US Airways later this year, I've talked with a lot of frequent flyers. Not surprising, they have expressed some understandable anxiety about the status of their loyalty points.

Is It Wrong To Take An Airline Upgrade For Yourself When Traveling As A Couple?

www.slate.com | Posted 07.07.2013 | Travel

Can you accept an airline upgrade only for yourself while traveling with a romantic partner?...

The 8 Secrets To Getting More Legroom

George Hobica | Posted 11.01.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Have you noticed that the padding on airline seats is getting thinner and thinner? And the rows are getting closer together? Here are eight ways to help make your next flight more comfortable.

American Airlines To Frequent Fliers: Drop Dead

Mark Steinberg | Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel
Mark Steinberg

On a recent Monday morning I walked into the Office of the Clerk of the Los Angeles Superior Court, plunked down $85, and sued American Airlines. I was mad. Very, very mad. Allow me to explain.

Reassessing Airline Loyalty For International Frequent Flyers

John Nicholson | Posted 05.20.2012 | Travel
John Nicholson

If just one airline alliance program offered the same complimentary space-available upgrade scheme on international flights as they all do on their domestic routes, I guarantee you that every international business traveler with $100,000 or more to spend on travel each year would switch their loyalty to that airline and its alliance partners in a heartbeat.

Rod Kurtz

What Are Your Best Travel Secrets?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 09.19.2011 | Small Business

Full-body scanners, invasive pat-downs, endless delays, cramped seats, screaming babies -- ah, the joys of travel. Why do we subject ourselves to this...

How To Finagle Your Way To An Upgrade

Lonely Planet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Want an instant upgrade? Pay for one. That's the only guaranteed way of getting a seat with so much legroom you won't be able to touch the one in fron...

Five Tips for Booking Airline Award Tickets

TravelSort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
TravelSort

Common wisdom seems to be that you should start searching for award seats 11 months out. While that's not bad advice, you'll actually find the most award space just a couple of days before departure.

Airlines: Pack Light Or Pay Up

Wall Street Journal | Scott McCartney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pack light or pay up. Forcing customers to pay for service previously included with ticket purchases, UAL Corp.'s United Airlines and US Airways Grou...