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Latest News, Deals & Savings for Sept. 14

San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel offering a weekend getaway package for visitors, Frontier Airlines increases its checked bag fees, and Southwest Airlines in January is adding three nonstop cities from Denver.

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San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel Offering New Escape Package

Texas' famed River Walk in San Antonio is known as a great place for a weekend escape, and the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel is making the area even more enticing with getaway deals.

The Escape to San Antonio and Explore the River Walk Package gives guests the chance to see the attractions the area is known for while staying in affordable luxury.


Those who want the biggest and best of the San Antonio River Walk hotel deals can book the package with the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk and receive:

  • - Two Rio San Antonio boat tickets
  • - Breakfast for two at the onsite restaurant or through room service
  • - Coupons for local attractions
  • - Discount coupon for Macy's Department Store
  • - Rivercenter Mall Coupon booklet
  • - Complimentary self parking
  • - Accommodations

This offer is valid through Dec. 31, 2009. Rates are from $199-$259. Guests who want to enjoy this deal must make sure promotional code ZJL appeasers in the Corporate/Promotional Code box.

The River Walk is one of the premier shopping areas, and guests can add romance to the trip with boat rides, romantic meals and strolls along the River Walk.

The San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel is the premier hotel for those who want to be in close proximity to the River Walk. The hotel offers lush accommodations and breathtaking views of the River Walk and surrounding areas. The hotel is also just three blocks from the Alamo which is another must see San Antonio attraction.

To find out more about this deal or to book your room, visit
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/satdt-san-antonio-marriott-riverwalk/ or call (800) 228-9290.

Frontier Airlines Increases Checked Bag Fees

Another airline has increased its checked bag fee, adding to the public's growing cost of flying.

Frontier Airlines said it will change its checked bag fee from $15 to $20 for the first checked bag and from $25 to $30 for the second checked bag.

The new fee goes into effect for tickets purchased on or after Sept. 8, 2009 and applies to travel commencing on or after Oct. 1, 2009.

Tossing travelers some relief, Frontier also said it is reducing certain fees. Customers who purchase an Economy ticket can now change travel plans for a $100 change fee, down from $150. Economy travelers can also get a confirmed seat on the same day of travel on a different flight for $100. Those who purchase Classic tickets can receive a confirmed seat on the same day of travel on a different flight for $50. The change fee on a Classic ticket remains unchanged at $50.

Frontier customers who purchase either a Classic or Classic Plus ticket will receive two free checked bags. Additionally, Frontier's EarlyReturns Summit and Ascent members, as well as active-duty military personnel and AirTran Airways' A+ Rewards Elite members traveling on Frontier Airlines, will not be charged for a first or second checked bag.

Denver-based Frontier Airlines is in the final stages of emerging from bankrupcy proceedings, with Republic Airways having been declared as the winning bidder in the auction to acquire Frontier.

For more details on Frontier's baggage policies, visit

Southwest Airlines to Add Three New Nonstop Cities From Denver

Southwest Airlines said it will begin new nonstop service between Denver and Boston Logan; Denver and Spokane; and Denver and Reno/Tahoe. The new service is now open for sale for travel beginning Jan. 10, 2010.

"Denver has been, and will continue to remain a focus market for us, and we are committed to adding more flights to more places from the Mile High City," said Executive Vice President of Strategy and Planning Bob Jordan. "We are connecting our fastest growing city, Denver, to our newest destination, Boston Logan, as well as adding two new travel options from Denver to the west with Reno/Tahoe and Spokane."

Beginning Jan. 10, 2010, Southwest will add the following services:



  • - Two new daily nonstop roundtrips between Denver and Boston Logan.
  • - One new daily nonstop roundtrip between Denver and Spokane.
  • - One new daily nonstop roundtrip between Denver and Reno/Tahoe.

After 38 years of service, Southwest Airlines, the nation's leading low-fare carrier, said it is the most productive airline in the sky and offers customers a comfortable traveling experience with all premium leather seats and plenty of legroom.

Southwest recently updated its gate areas and improved its boarding procedure to make flying Southwest Airlines even more convenient. Southwest Airlines currently serves 67 cities (adding Milwaukee Nov. 1, 2009) in 34 states. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,200 flights a day.

For information about flights and service, visit the company's Web site at