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RewardExpert’s Best Mid-Sized Cities to Visit in 2017

Most travelers fall into two buckets; they either want to explore the culture and heartbeat of a big city, or they want to get lost in nature. However, in the United States, there are many wonderful mid-sized cities that combine the exciting range of activities one might find in a big city with the space and greenery that outdoorsy travelers yearn for. While often overlooked, mid-sized cities offer the diversity of recreational activities at a more leisurely atmosphere and affordable price.

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RewardExpert 2017 Airport Dining Scorecard

In the not-too-distant past, airport food was considered a punchline and mainly thought about as the mixed nuts at a smoky airline lounge or a burger from a fast food joint like McDonald’s. As the years have passed, terminal operators have upped their culinary game to accommodate hungry travelers.

With the accommodations arms race sweeping many of America’s airports, we sought to find out which airport serves the best food. We compiled nearly 75,000 restaurant reviews from the top 20 most trafficked airlines in the country and gathered menu and pricing options to determine the best airport in terms of overall restaurant quality, variety, as well as the top airports for different dining categories.

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The Ultimate Pokéroute

Traveling the world to catch Pokémon certainly falls in line with the spirit of the games, but it also costs thousands in airline fares.

RewardExpert has crunched the numbers to provide Pokéfans with an around-the-globe strategy to catch even the rarest of Pokémon without breaking the bank.

With Pokémon Go, you can experience the thrill of catching rare Pokémon in the real world. Yet the only way to be a true Pokémon master is if you catch ‘em all. Since some of the rarest creatures are only available in specific areas, real Pokémasters have to travel the world.

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RewardExpert 2017 Mishandled Baggage Report

RewardExpert looked at DOT domestic-system data to determine which airlines offer the best baggage experience and which ones miss the mark. We analyzed the performance of 13 airlines from October 2013 to September 2016 to see how they ranked based on reported numbers of baggage complaints compared to the number of passengers on board. We also looked at the time of year baggage blunders are most and least likely to occur across the board. The numbers representing mishandled baggage were based on reports carriers received from passengers concerning lost, damaged, or pilfered baggage.

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Thanksgiving 2016 Holiday Air Travel Forecast

RewardExpert looks at the best and worst days to travel and the airports and airlines to avoid Flight delays are inevitable over the Thanksgiving holiday, but a look at the track record for some destinations, airports and carriers might have you rethinking your plans. RewardExpert analyzed Department of Transportation flight data from the past five years to give travelers an idea of where the most delays have been reported and which airlines were responsible. This report looked at the on-time performance of the top 10 domestic airlines at the 45 busiest airports in the U.S. over ...

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Over 4 Million Miles Up for Grabs in the First Half of 2016

Consumers didn't even need to fly to take advantage of most of the nearly 1,000 offers by airlines

Using credit card spending to rack up miles can be incredibly rewarding and allow you to earn a free flight. What many people don’t know is that they can take advantage of promotions offered by airlines and their partners to quickly boost the number of miles in their frequent flyer account and put them on the fast track to their next vacation.

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Buffalo Travelers Have Advantages When Flying in September, Especially to Eastern Corridor Destinations

Brooklyn, NY (August 20, 2016) - Frequent travelers departing from Buffalo’s Niagara International Airport during September will find significant advantages when using flyer reward programs. In fact, RewardExpert.com reports that September averages out to be the most advantageous month for Buffalo travelers using flyer reward miles to travel to domestic cities. International travel was split between September and December as the most favorable times to book through rewards programs.

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