rental-cars-02Looking to cut your rental car costs?  Well, National Rental Car is offering a free rental day after completing two qualifying rentals.  (They’re considering one “qualifying rental” as two or more days in a mid-sized car.)  National is calling the promotion OneTwoFree and it runs through the end of January.  So, if you’re a frequent business traveler – or if you’re planning a leisurely week away – you should have enough time to score some free rental days.

Here’s some more travel news you can use:

  • Wanna get a preview of the new JetBlue premium lie-flat “suite” seats that will be coming to the airline’s brand new Airbus A321s in May 2014?  Check it out here.  The seats will debut on trans-con flights between JFK and LAX, and JFK and SFO.
  • If reducing your carbon footprint is a priority, Alaska Airlines may be the carrier for you. In its first efficiency study, the International Council on Clean Transportation ranked the Seattle-based carrier as the nation’s most fuel-efficient major airline, followed by low-cost Spirit Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines. According to the study, Alaska was 26% more fuel-efficient than the least efficient airline, Allegiant Air.
  • A report released this week by the U.S. Travel Association finds that peak wait times to go through customs and border patrol at some major airports hit nearly 5 hours this year. Miami International, New York’s John F. Kennedy and Chicago’s O’Hare had some of the worst wait times. What’s more, the report concludes that unless officials take action like hiring new agents and investing in new technology, these numbers may climb even higher: By 2021, there may be 13.8 million more visitors coming through JFK, 10.5 million more through Miami and 9.6 million more through Los Angeles.