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Frequent flyers may need a new driver’s license – but when?

Current compliance map for compliance with Real ID standards (Image: TSA)<p>There’s been a lot of coverage recently about states with driver’s licenses …

Air Travel

More competition landing in the California Corridor?

California Pacific Airlines plans to fly regional jets on intra-California routes. (Image: California Pacific Airlines)<p><b>A new airline could start</b> …

California

Popular: A350 Review + Cheap bag essentials + New first class + Delta final 747 + Perfect timing

Chris spoke in Chicago last week- and was at O’Hare for its first snow (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<p><b>TravelSkills’ 10 most popular posts over the last week</b> …

Airlines

Trip Report: Cathay Pacific Airbus A350 SFO-Hong Kong

This beautiful new bird sails west across the Pacific overnight, departing SFO in the wee hours, arriving HKG in the morning (Photo: Chris</b> …

Airlines

New hotels: Hilton, IHG in NYC, Hilton/Marriott in Dallas, Charlotte Kimpton, Las Vegas suites, Cincinnati

A room at the Crowne Plaza HY36 in Manhattan. (Image: Crowne Plaza)<p>In recent hotel news, InterContinental and Hilton both opened new locations in …

Hotels

4 cheap-but-indispensable things to pack in your "go-bag"

A dry cleaner bag is the cheapest thing I pack in my go-bag! What else is in there? (Image: CNN)<p><b>As a travel writer and all around travel geek, it’s</b> …

Hacking

Alaska Airlines flies away from Havana, Cuba in January

Sun is setting on Alaska Airlines nonstop flights to Cuba (Photo at Havana’s Jose Marti International: Chris McGinnis)<p><b>Today Alaska Airlines announced</b> …

Airlines

Delta reveals details for final 747 flight

<i>Delta is operating the Boeing 747-400 on daily scheduled service between its Detroit hub and its partner hub at Seoul-Incheon.</i><p><i>Here are the final</i> …

Airlines

Coming to Washington, DC: An anti-Trump hotel

Rendering of the exterior of the Eaton Workshop hotel. (Image:Gachot Studios/Eaton Workshop)<p><b>The year-old Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C.</b> …

Hotels

Perfect timing for the cheapest trips

This Friday Nov 17 will be the busiest day of the Thanksgiving holiday (Image of Cathay Pacific A350 at SFO, Chris McGinnis)<p><b>While everyone is moaning</b> …

Mexico City

Popular: 747 goodbye + New low-cost carrier + Hawaii flights + Hong Kong + more

Chris took a two-day trip to Hong Kong last week- check out his post about The Peninsula and stay tuned for his Cathay Pacific A350 Trip Report …

Airlines

Southwest eyes inter-island service

Will Southwest take on Hawaiian Airlines on inter-island routes? (Image: Jim Glab)<p>Now that Southwest Airlines has confirmed its intentions to start …

Hawaii

Travel restrictions are back for Cuba - bound Americans - 80 hotels off limits

Americans can’t stay at the he gorgeous new Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski recently opened on Havana’s Parque Central (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<p><b>It was</b> …

Cuba

A new US-based low-cost carrier in the wings?

World Airways: Making a comeback as an ultra-low-cost carrier using Boeing 787 Dreamliners? (Image: World Airways)<p>Remember World Airways? It was …

Airlines

Emotional goodbye to the United's Boeing 747

Today’s flight is United’s final journey for the Boeing 747 pictured here loading up for the trip SFO to Honolulu (Image: United)<p>Not everyone could …

Airlines

New Hilton - American Express card: big perks for big spenders

American Express and Hilton have a new lineup of Honors cards for 2018. (Image: Hilton/AmEx)<p><b>As part of an overhaul of credit card products for Honors</b> …

Personal Finance

Singapore Airlines unveils an awesome A380 makeover (photos)

Redesigned first class suite on Singapore Airlines’ A380s. (Image: Singapore Airlines)<p>Four years ago, Singapore Airlines’ design team started working …

Airlines

Trip Report: Mexico City, North America's best-kept secret

Mexico City’s bustle is back along the Paseo de la Reforma and the St Regis Hotel (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<p><i>Back in early September I took a quick trip</i> …

Mexico

New MileagePlus award travel pricing starts today

United’s new MileagePlus pricing scheme starts today. (Image: Jim Glab)United announced it early last summer, but in case you forgot, <b>some big changes</b> …

Airlines

United app gets an upgrade

United’s app can now add electronic boarding passes from partner airlines. (Image: United)With travelers becoming more reliant on their smartphones …

Airlines

Trying out the new Wall Street Journal travel service

If you don’t have a corporate travel department behind you, this could help snag discounts and perks. (Image: Jim Glab)<b>Now this is interesting. The</b> …

Wall Street Journal

How to earn airline miles riding Ford GoBikes

Bikers in the Bay Area can earn Alaska Mileage Plan miles. (Image: Ford GoBike)<b>Whether you are visiting the Bay Area, or live there, you can now earn</b> …

Airlines

Routes: United’s longest + Delta Comfort+ American to China + more

United will use a 787-9 Dreamliner on its new Los Angeles-Singapore non-stops. (Image: United)In international route developments, United has …

Airlines

Popular: Hawaii now $305 roundtrip + New deck for SFO + Slow exit for 747 + “Real” premium economy

View from the recently refurbed Ali’i Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu. (Photo Chris McGinnis)<b>TravelSkills’ 10 most popular posts</b> …

Airlines

Another outdoor observation deck for San Francisco International

San Francisco International’s new outdoor observation deck will be located at the end of Boarding Area G (Image: Google Maps)Remember when we wrote …

Airlines

Deal! Bay Area to Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Orlando just $251 for winter trips

South Florida is one of the most popular fall & winter travel destinations- and fares are CHEAP (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<b>Fares are tumbling to warm</b> …

Air Travel

Routes: JetSuiteX in California + JetBlue cuts + New Sun Country model + more

JetSuiteX will add another California Corridor route next month. (Image: JetSuite)In domestic route news, JetSuiteX adds service in another …

Airlines

Prepare for more security scrutiny at overseas airports

U.S.-bound travelers from international airports like Munich are facing new security hassles. (Photo: Chris McGinnis)Remember back in June how the …

Airlines

Sneak sale: Hawaii $325 roundtrip from 5 west coast cities

Fares to Hawaii take a dip. Need to act fast, though. Kauai pictured here. (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<i>UPDATE!</i> <b>United’s been on a tear this week with tons</b> …

Air Travel