• Cheap fares made cheaper

    Spirit Moves to Pittsburgh, Flights From $20 Each Way

    Spirit Airlines is an ultra low-cost carrier (I’ll address that shortly) that mostly flies to and from secondary airports like Latrobe (40 minutes away from Pittsburgh) to Fort Lauderdale (an hour from Miami). But Spirit has changed their model slightly by moving into bigger airports like...
  • Carnival Cruise to Shut Down Cuban-Focused Fathom Division

    Fathom Cruises, a division of Carnival Cruises has announced they will no longer service Cuban ports for  scheduled cruise operations.  The United States Government enacted a long-standing embargo on the communist island just 90 miles south of Florida under the Kennedy Administration.  President Obama relaxed restrictions...
  • Need a Break From Election Coverage? Here’s Some Quick, Cheap Getaways Right Now!

    Everywhere you turn right now election coverage has you surrounded. Whether you’re red or blue, we’ve got some deals to get you on a plane and out of here now! Instead of dividing the country by electoral votes and party lines we have deals listed by...
  • Man Uses Hotel Points to Throw First Pitch In World Series Game 7

    Whether you’re a fan of the Cleveland Indians or the Chicago cubs, Game 7 of the 2016 World Series was guaranteed to be an historic event.  What would a reasonable person pay for an opportunity to throw the first ceremonial pitch in that game? An impossible...
  • Scoop: Huge Changes Coming to Hyatt Gold Passport

    Say “goodbye” to Hyatt Gold Passport, and say “hello” to World of Hyatt.  The hotel chain will change the name of  its loyalty program and that’s not all.  In addition to a new program name, Hyatt will also change the way in which you qualify for status and the benefits...
  • Should I Have an Airline Credit Card

    Pen and Passport does not earn any commission from credit card sales unlike most sources on the internet. Our opinions and recommendations are unadulterated by lucrative bonuses – though if the big banks came calling, we might change our tune. Basically, you can trust our advice...
  • Flight Bundles

    What is a bundle? The bundling of airfare has been done since de-regulation and the onset of frequent flyer program in the 1980s. Prior to the last 10-15 years, an airline ticket generally came with a seat assignment, a meal, a pair of free checked bags,...
  • How to Beat Jet Lag

    What is it? Everyone talks about jet lag but what does it all mean, Basil? When traveling outside of your home time zone, your body will take longer than your mind to adjust. For example, if the time in your current destination is 6pm but your...
  • Flying Private

    The Ultimate Luxury at Coach Prices The private jet charter market has been heating up lately and made it even more accessible for travelers of all budgets with the onset of technology and better utilization of idle aircraft.  JetSmarter is a clever innovator in the space....