Frontier Airlines and their co-brand credit card partner Barclays just announced the details of their revamped Frontier loyalty program and new credit card offering. Frontier invited many travel bloggers to their headquarters in Denver to explain the new program, as well as the benefits of the new credit card. Since we’ve just taken our first (and second) flights on Frontier, I was interested to see what changes were coming to the program. As it turns out, many of the changes are positive for both families who fly Frontier occasionally, and for frequent travelers. I considered getting the card but I’m not convinced by media events and blog posts; I need to make sure it’s right for me. Continue reading “Frontier and Barclays ALMOST Got Me To Sign Up For Their Revamped Credit Card”
Happy Friday, or in other words, “Day where I get to vent about my Travel Pet Peeves.”
We just returned from a trip to Texas where we got to visit our favorite hotel employee, ate at some of our favorite restaurants and even were able to see the bats come out from under the South Congress Bridge in Austin for the first time ever. (Note from Sharon: Um, HELLO! And we went to Buc-ee’s!!!) So why did the last part of our trip frustrate me so much?
The responses of the annual J.D. Power 2018 North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM have been tabulated and analyzed and the top U.S. airlines have been announced. Alaska Airlines won first place for traditional carriers for, hello, the 11th consecutive year (!!!), and Southwest was named best of all the low-cost airlines for the 2nd year in a row (it upsurped the title from JetBlue in 2016). Here are the rankings:
It’s finally SATURDAY! Welcome to the WEEKEND, everybody! Here’s a recap of what we wrote on YMMV this week. From great travel deals to what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!
Woop, woop…it’s the WEEKEND, y’all! Here’s a recap of what we wrote on YMMV this week. From great travel deals to what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!
Have you ever felt like this when booking airfare? “I’d like to book a seat in Basic Premium Extra Plus Comfort Class that includes exit row seat assignments but without an extra carry on bag.”
Knowing what class of airline seat you were buying didn’t used to be hard. There were only two or maybe three classes to choose from. First Class. Business Class and Coach. Yep, that’s Coach. Not Economy. Not Main Cabin. Not Core. Just plain old Coach. And do you know what? Everyone was fine with that. No one was complaining that the names were inappropriate. You knew what class you were in and everyone was happy.
Flash forward to today and there are numerous names differentiating the seat choices offered by each airline. None of the names are the same and names that happen to be similar can still mean very different seat types. American Airlines leads the pack with eight different types of categories. United follows closely behind with seven and Delta has six. Southwest Airlines is the easiest to understand, as they only have one class of seat which they don’t even bother to give a name 🙂
Here’s my attempt to make sense of all of these names, from top to bottom.
HAPPY SATURDAY, y’all! Here’s a recap of what we wrote on YMMV this week. From great travel deals to what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!