Those Crazy Bag Fees!

We have compiled the latest airline bag fees and you can see they are all over the map. ALL airlines have a charge for oversized bags (not included in the chart) so if you you’re hauling a large suitcase, be sure to check the airline website for specifics. Southwest looks like the winner on the domestic front with 2 free bags allowed. JetBlue gives you the first bag free. Then there’s the craziness of United Read more…

Alaska Airlines Double Miles

Have you registered for double miles on Alaska Airlines and their partners Delta and Northwest? If not, here are the links: Alaska Airlines double miles registration To earn Double Qualifying Miles, simply register your Mileage Plan number prior to your first qualifying flight. Flights that are eligible for Double Qualifying Miles must be booked in the fare categories Bargain, Value, Full Flex, and First Class for flights on Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air, from May Read more…

FARE ALERT: BA 2 for 1 in Business Class

British Air is offering 2 Club World business class tickets for the price of 1. This INCLUDES the advance purchase, discounted fares. You must book and ticket by Tuesday, May 26th. Call your Stellar Travel Advisor today to book these great fares! The fine print: 2 for 1 promotion applies only to Eligible Fares for travel on British Airways Club World (business class) departing from British Airways US gateways to London, only, for outbound travel Read more…

Pack your bags now – a $1,000 credit at Hualalai!

The luxurious Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on Hawaii’s Big Island is offering a $1,000 resort credit for your 4 night minimum stay. The resort credit may be used toward anything you can charge to your room: from recreation to spa to romantic dinners. This promotion is available for your stay May 19, 2009 – September 30, 2009 (except August 1-14, 2009). Accommodations begin with Golf-Ocean View $725. Most Hawaii experts at Stellar Travel agree: the Read more…

Hotel News

The Lanesborough, a St. Regis Hotel in London is now offering complimentary use of Sony Laptops in all guest rooms. Other complimentary amenities include wireless internet, movie on demand, fresh fruit and mineral water, change of clothing pressed on arrival, 24 hour butler service. PLUS Stellar Travel clients receive: Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability to next category for all rooms Daily English breakfast for up to two in-room guests, in restaurant or via room Read more…

Airline News Roundup

AirTran will have Wi-Fi on all 737 and 717 aircraft by the end of July 2009. They become the first U.S. airline to have Wi-Fi installed across their entire fleet. British Airways will begin daily service between London’s Heathrow International Airport and Las Vegas this fall. USAirways and United raised the fees for checked bags unless you pay for them online before reaching your departure airport. It’s now $20 to check the first bag at Read more…

Golf at Desert Canyon

For a great Washington State golf getaway Desert Canyon Golf Resort is situated high above the Columbia River halfway between Wenatchee and Chelan. Golf and sun enthusiasts appreciate the remarkably warmer weather, welcoming staff and full resort amenities – including the luxurious Lodge at Desert Canyon or Casita accommodations. Both options feature fully equipped kitchens, separate bedrooms and comfortable furnishings, all within walking distance of the pro shop, restaurant / bar, and driving range. The Read more…

Airline News Roundup

Alaska Airlines New Service: Portland – Maui starts July 3rd A second Seattle – Honolulu flight begins July 2nd Oakland – Maui and Oakland -Kona begin November 9th and 10th, respectively Seattle – Houston begins September 23rd Seattle – Atlanta begins October 23rd British Airways has opened a new 7,200 square foot Gallies Lounge at Washington Dulles which serves First and Club World customers. SAS will operate it’s last flight in the Seattle – Copenhagen Read more…

You need a travel agent!

Recently I attended a party with a lot of people I didn’t know. After introductions and a brief chat, some of my new acquaintances expressed shock (!) at my profession. I replied that we are a very successful business model, meeting our client’s needs for personal and business travel. But my conversation partners were further compelled to tell me that they thought all travel agencies were long gone. I’m getting rather used to this reaction Read more…

This is the year to cruise to Alaska!

This is the year to take that long-awaited cruise from Seattle to Alaska! Prices have never been lower for sailing off to the Great Land from the convenient new port terminal in Seattle. And you can take the kids or grandkids with the remarkable 3rd /4th guest rates available on select sailings. We have excellent staterooms available for the best summer dates, and by booking through me you’ll get more! My Alaska must-see: the spectacular Read more…