United Revamps Status Qualification, Increases Spend Requirement, American and Delta next?

United makes the first move, revamping how its flyers qualify for status. Come check it out because you fly United or are nervous your airline is going to follow suit. The post United Revamps Status Qualification, Increases Spend Requirement, American and Delta next? appeared first on Andy's Travel Blog. Source: …

American Reorganizes Executive Ranks and My Interview with the New Customer Experience Executive

Big news from American today and somehow I got to speak to the new Customer Experience executive about what’s next. Click through because you want to see me act like a serious journalist! The post American Reorganizes Executive Ranks and My Interview with the New Customer Experience Executive appeared first …

5 Cheap New York City hotels for Thanksgiving visits

5 Cheap New York City hotels for Thanksgiving visits

There’s nothing quite like visiting New York City over Thanksgiving weekend and taking in the Macy’s parade, holiday activities, shopping and “pre-Christmas cheer” in all its splendor. But how do you do it without breaking the bank? Considering that average nightly hotel rates during Thanksgiving in New York can reach …

Venice: 5 cheap and charming hotels from our guide

Venice: 5 cheap and charming hotels from our guide

Ah, Venice. Just picture yourself strolling through the romantic streets and sitting down to a delicious Italian dinner along the canals. But what about your hotel? It’s easy to spend a fortune if you’re not careful, but luckily, it’s also possible to find a cheap and charming hotel in Venice. …

Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local When You Travel on a Budget

Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local When You Travel on a Budget

The “locavore” and “slow food” movements have taken off bigtime in the last decade, but budget travelers have been following them for ages for economic reasons. If you eat local and drink what’s made in the region, it’s much easier to be a budget traveler. Sure, there are high-minded environmental …

How to Hit the Jackpot on American Airlines Miles

There’s no better way to quickly accumulate a stash of points or miles than to apply for a credit card with a hefty signup bonus. Occasionally, competition between banks provides consumers with an unexpected bonanza. One such opportunity is the American Airlines credit card market shared by Barclays and Citibank. …

Norway: Budget guide to Tromsø and the Northern Lights

Norway: Budget guide to Tromsø and the Northern Lights

There’s a reason that so many European magazines and newspapers were buzzing a few years ago in 2014 about the Northern Lights. And I was lucky enough to witness what is known as the solar maximum, a peak in activity in the sun’s 11-year cycle. Oh, the Northern Lights. I …

Pictures of the Week: Incredible Military Jets at SkyBall!

B-52, F-22, F-35…and an American 777? Come check out epic pics of military and civilian jets during one heck of a sunrise before the annual SkyBall fundraiser at DFW, click through because you love meaningful fundraisers! The post Pictures of the Week: Incredible Military Jets at SkyBall! appeared first on …