Major Credit Card Companies Cutting Perks
One of the major reasons for using a credit card — aside from fraud protection and any rewards you might get — is the buffet of free benefits available, such as price protection, extended warranty coverage, flight insurance and trip cancellation coverage.
After years of offering an ever-expanding menu of perks to their cardholders, several major credit card companies are now going in the opposite direction — eliminating or reducing the value of some of these extras… NBC News
Tired of Being Crammed Into an Airline Seat? You Have Options
Tired of being squeezed into smaller seats with inadequate legroom, more and more passengers are opting for the more expensive and expansive seating option known as premium economy.
This year, experts agree, will see the ongoing growth of this class of service — generally available on wide-body aircraft — most notably at United Airlines.
Although the meaning of premium economy can vary from airline to airline, typically the tickets are priced above economy class and below business class and often feature amenities such as more comfortable seats in a better location on the airplane, better dining and drinking and… The New York Times
Top 25 Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas
Whether you’re looking for an adults-only retreat, a luxe all-inclusive, or a family-friendly property with tranquil shores for kids, the Caribbean Islands, Bermuda, and the Bahamas do not disappoint. Our readers’ favorite hotels in the region cover all three types of properties — and then some.
Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more… Travel + Leisure
Are You Ready to Fly Without a Human Pilot?
On a recent visit to the Southwest Airlines headquarters in Dallas, I got to fly a Boeing 737. Or, at least, I got as close as someone who is not a licensed commercial pilot can: I sat at the controls of a multimillion-dollar simulator and learned how to “land” at La Guardia Airport in New York City.
Honestly, it was easier than I expected.
My instructor at the airline’s new Leadership Education and Aircrew Development Center dropped a see-through panel down between my face and the windshield, and explained how to read the indicators… The New York Times
Why Hotels Use White Sheets
One of the best parts of staying in a hotel is a luxurious breakfast in bed in the morning. But — as anybody who has ever spilled their breakfast knows — there are few things more embarrassing than toppling the tray over onto pristine white bedsheets.
Considering that people are not, on average, pristine beings, it may seem counterintuitive for hotels to use bedsheets in the color easiest to stain. But therein lies the genius of bright white bedding… Travel + Leisure