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The Best and Worst Airlines and Airports in the US: September 2017

Hawaiian Airlines ruled the skies for the month of September, while JetBlue struggled to keep up, and Newark Liberty was arguably the worst major airport in the US, according to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Southwest, The Points Guy, United Airlines, US Airways

10 Ways to Get Through Airport Security Faster

Getting through airport security can be one of the most frustrating aspects of traveling — especially with the TSA having the number of issues that we’ve been seeing in the news … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, The Points Guy, United Airlines

Will I Lose My Virgin America Points If I Don’t Transfer Them to Alaska Now?

“Reader Questions” are answered twice a week — Mondays and Fridays — by TPG Senior Writer Julian Mark Kheel. As a result of the acquisition of Virgin America by Alaska Airlines, we’re … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alaska Airlines, The Points Guy

Best Ways to Avoid Airline Change and Cancellation Fees

Airlines frequently change schedules, or have their flights delayed or canceled for a number of reasons. When the airlines change plans, passengers are usually offered little (if any) compensation, but when travelers must … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, The Points Guy, United Airlines

Tips for Traveling With Pets: Airline and Hotel Policy Roundup

My life changed back in January 2013 when I added a new member to my family: my French bulldog Miles (get it?). Since then, the little guy has traveled all … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Airlines, Delta, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Southwest, The Points Guy, United Airlines

Elevate Activity to Count Toward Alaska Million Mile Status — But Only Partially

Virgin America’s Elevate is nearing its final month of existence, with the program ending January 1, 2018. Many details of this transition have been well communicated: any Elevate points not … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alaska Airlines, The Points Guy

Richard Branson Says Alaska Airlines “Castrated” Virgin America

Richard Branson is still livid about Virgin America’s sale to Alaska Airlines. Back in April 2016, he originally sounded off about the matter in a blog post saying, “there was … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alaska Airlines, The Points Guy

Virgin America Flights Will Become Alaska Airlines Flights in April 2018

The Alaska Airlines-Virgin America merger has been a long time coming. Since Alaska first announced its acquisition of Virgin in December 2016, the merger process has advanced at a slow … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alaska Airlines, The Points Guy