This Week in Travel: United Bites Bigly + Delta Ups Award Prices + Free JetBlue Tickets + Best/Worst Airlines

In case you missed something, following are the biggest travel stories and best deals covered this past week. Check ’em out!

Don’t Want to Fly United? Here’s How to Redeem Your Miles

If you’ve joined the “Never Fly United” club and have a cache of United frequent-flyer miles, your options are limited. Here are some tips.

With No Notice, Delta Ups Award Prices. Again

Once again, Delta has raised prices for award travel with no advance notice to members of its SkyMiles program.

United ‘Re-Accommodates’ a Doctor and the World Explodes. Why?

The torrent of anger directed at United after its latest passenger mishandling incident points up the frustration consumers harbor toward the airlines.

New Airline Quality Report: Winners & Losers

A new study attempts to rank U.S. airlines according to their “quality.” The findings may or may not accord with your own experience.

Free Plane Tickets, Anyone? JetBlue Is Giving Away 1,000 of Them

JetBlue is giving away 1,000 free-flight vouchers. Here’s how to get yours.

Wyndham Offers Bonus Points Plus Discounts Through September 10

Wyndham Rewards members can earn 1,000 bonus points, plus enjoy a discounted rate, for stays of two or more consecutive nights at participating hotels.

Earn 3,000 Carlson Bonus Points for Mobile App Bookings

Combining this new bonus for mobile bookings with Carlson’s existing stay offer makes for a very compelling promotion. Don’t miss it!

Earn 50,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles for DirecTV

For a limited time, members of American’s AAdvantage program can earn 50,000 bonus miles for purchasing a new DirecTV package. Deal or no deal?

Win a Week on Hawaii’s Big Island

Enter to win a seven-night trip to Hawaii for two, including airfare, seven nights at the Royal Kona Resort, local tours, rental car.

Somebody has to win this trip, right? Might as well be you.

After 20 years working in the travel industry, and almost that long writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.

This article first appeared on, where Tim is Editor-at-Large.

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