The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.
Here’s what I’m reading about today:
Cheap Flights of The Day: Flights for less than $300 from New York to the Caribbean. Go get warm!
Might have to start a new section called “Tweet of the Day” for things just like this (pro tip: think twice before booking this hotel. I still have a pending review for them, but bleh):
— Scott Mayerowitz (@GlobeTrotScott) December 7, 2015
FREE DONUTS!!!! Really, Doctor of Credit shows how they’re free. Now, I’m a Dunkin Donuts guy, born and raised. But, Krispy Kreme is okay in a pinch, and even better when it’s free.
Tiffany from One Mile at a Time put together a great resource list for people looking to redeem miles and points. Make sure to bookmark it!
Speaking of Uber, Enterprise is going to be providing cars to rent for Uber drivers. If you’re thinking about driving for Uber as a second job, this doesn’t sound like a bad deal:
The Enterprise/Uber Partner Program allows Uber’s drivers to rent Enterprise’s intermediate-sized vehicles, including the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla, for seven to 28 days at a rate of $210 per week plus taxes and fees. Enterprise processes the rental charges through Uber’s payment system by deducting the charges from the Uber driver’s weekly earnings.
I don’t spend a lot of time looking at the Citi Thank You credit cards since I prefer to earn AAdvantage miles from my Citi products. But, there are some strong reasons to use it for everyday spending. Lucky’s breakdown will give you all the tools you need to decide if this card should be in your wallet.
Shockingly (/sarcasm), the AMEX lounges are starting to get way too crowded.
Earn up to 15,000 AAdvantage bonus miles for Wyndham stays. I don’t frequent Wyndham, but Deals We Like explains why this might be very lucrative.
Hyatt is taking their Gold Passport site down for maintenance for a few days, which means you need to take care of business now!
A must-see if you’re a Saturday Night Live fan planning a visit to NYC.
If you’ve had a Groupon expire, you might be entitled to funds from their class action settlement.