Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Starwood Loyalty Programs Merge

Effective August 18, 2018, Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) programs have merged. The merger is welcomed news, as it allows members to book and redeem points at 6,700 hotels across 29 brands worldwide. Members of these individual programs must combine their accounts by logging in online or via the smartphone

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Delta Launches Industry-First Aligned Corporate Benefits Program with Air France-KLM

Business travelers, it is time to rejoice! Delta is aligning its corporate benefits program with its joint venture partners KLM and Air France. This industry-first program aligns the airlines’ benefits programs providing an upgraded experience for travelers. The Global Corporate Priority program offers these perks to travelers regardless of which airline they’re flying and which

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American Adds New Routes to Europe for Summer 2019

American Airlines (AA) will add several new routes from the US to Europe for operation between June and September 2019. All of American’s new offerings will be serviced using Boeing 767 aircraft and will feature lie-flat business class seating. Among the new routes from the east coast are Philadelphia to Bologna, Philadelphia to Dubrovnik, and

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Pittsburgh Gets Direct Flight to London Heathrow from BA

Beginning in April 2019, British Airways (BA) will fly non-stop from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) to London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR). This a welcomed addition for visitors to the Steel City, as previously passengers bound for Pittsburgh had to connect in either Chicago (ORD), New York (JFK) or Philadelphia (PHL). The new service will operate four

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Virgin Australia Launches International Wi-Fi

You can now surf the web while flying internationally on Virgin Australia, the first Australian airline to offer Wi-Fi on international flights. Currently, Wi-Fi service is available on the Boeing 777 jets flying from Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane to LAX. We applaud the decision to block voice calls on services like Skype and Facetime as

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6 Great Music Spots in Austin

Each year, travelers flock to Austin for the Austin City Limits and South by Southwest Music Festivals, but you can see great bands anytime of year in Austin. Of course, Antone’s, the iconic Blue’s venue where Stevie Ray Vaughan got his start, is a famous spot. But, we have a few more we think you

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