Travel

Frequent Flier Programs Tighten Rules for Membership

February 19, 2014
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Delta Air Lines and United Airlines are tightening their frequent flier loyalty program rules, bringing in minimum spending requirements for some members and demanding that they fly further to earn a business or first-class reward ticket. In so doing they are taking a lead from lower-cost competitors that already reward regular passengers based on...

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Newington Couple Learns The Downside Of Travel Club

October 25, 2013
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Marilyn Lennehan and her husband Jim were enjoying their La Cabana timeshare six years ago in Aruba when they heard a presentation from a BlueGreen Vacation Club representative. His spiel of how they could be vacationing for free all over the United States and in Europe was enticing. “They told us we would not...

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Hotel Guests Face Cyber Attacks

September 26, 2013
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Criminal hackers gravitate to some hotels because, like retail stores and restaurants, hotels do many credit card transactions at a local level, where centralized and highly sophisticated data security safeguards may be lacking. Most hotels are locally owned, though managed by big hotel chain companies. For hotel owners, it is expensive to come into...

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Southwest Airlines Fined For False Advertising

July 30, 2013
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Southwest Airlines Fined For False Advertising

The U.S. Department of Transportation has fined Southwest Airlines $200,000 for advertising cheap rates that it failed to provide. The fine, according, involved its “Luv A Fare Sale” from earlier this year when the airline offered one-way nonstop flights for less than $100. However, the DOT says Southwest only offered the deals for one...

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