US News and World Report 10/30/2019
There isn't one hotel loyalty program that's ideal for every traveler. Some programs offer greater flexibility and prioritize earning points for free nights, while others emphasize special members-only privileges, such as free Wi-Fi access or minibar credits. To help you choose the best rewards program for you, U.S. News identified 10 of the most prominent hotel loyalty programs and evaluated them using a methodology that weighs factors like member benefits, the average number of paid nights required to earn a free stay and how easy it is to earn and use rewards. Our approach places emphasis on the ease of earning points and redeeming free nights for basic members. Before enrolling in a program, check out which ones cemented a place on our list of the Best Hotel Rewards Programs for 2019-20. The top 10 are:
Southwest has extended the removal of the Boeing 737 Max from its schedule through Feb. 8. The Max grounding cost Southwest about $435 million this year.
Under the new proposal, if the carrier can show that passengers have the opportunity to deplane even while the door is closed, then the tarmac delay clock won't start.