Cheap Flights To Japan, Free Admirals Club Passes And The United Miles Shop

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 $500 to Japan is the big news of the day.  There are also plenty of cheap flights to Cancun if you’re trying to get warm in the winter.

Inside Flyer Thread of The Day: Free Admirals Club passes in the 12 days of Christmas giveaway.

American Airlines is elevating service levels in all 3 cabins for their new Sydney service.  View From The Wing has a sneak peek at the meals and various amenities.

United has a pretty cool new idea.  They’ve opened a “Miles Shop” at Newark airport where you can spend your miles on goods and also earn extra miles for buying things with cash or a credit card.

Maybe there’s a strategy to get suite upgrades at Hilton properties after all?  I’m still skeptical.

A Southwest Airlines jet skidded off the runway in Nashville.  There were a few injuries but nothing major.

Louis Vuitton giveaway!

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