NEW YORK (Reuters) – Think back to the devices you had at the turn of the 21st century. One of the early iMacs or iPods, perhaps. How about the Nintendo GameCube or Sony PlayStation? What about that computer you tossed because it seemed too slow… around 2003?
If you can remember owning just about any electronic device purchased in the U.S. between 1998 and 2002, you could be due some cash from a class-action lawsuit with a $310 million settlement fund. You don’t need a receipt.
BOSTON (Reuters) – The airline miles game is changing, and the winner is the heavy-duty business road warrior.
The loser? The leisure traveler.
Delta Air Lines announced on Wednesday a fundamental change to the way it rewards passenger loyalty. Instead of tracking how far customers travel, starting in January 2015, the airline will instead tally up how much they spend.
By Mitch Lipka
(Reuters) – When you travel a lot – particularly when the journeys involve going to unfamiliar places many time zones away – your health can make the difference between a successful trip and an awful one.
Just ask Bob Costas, who arrived in Sochi to be the main host of NBC’s prime time Olympic coverage, and ended up on the sidelines for nearly a week with an eye infection.
By Mitch Lipka
(Reuters) – Shell out a couple of thousand dollars a night for a vacation stay, and you’re not going to have to pretend you’re anyone’s cousin when you pick up the keys – like you might with some Web-based booking sites where people rent out their own homes to travelers.
In the wake of sites like airbnb.com, VRBO.com and HomeAway.com, there is a new luxury category for those who don’t want to spend their big bucks on a simple hotel room. Companies like Time & Place (timeandplace.com), Luxury Retreats (www.luxuryretreats.com) and Villas of Distinction (www.villasofdistinction.com) are trying to set themselves apart from other by-owner short-term rental sites by only aiming for high-end properties and a high-end clientele.