Elite status is a finicky thing. Once you have it, the perks can be quite addictive. I’ve just started to get a taste of Hilton Diamond status with some recent stays. Now, I’m wondering if I’ve got another year to try it out….
Contrary to yesterday’s wimpy deal from Universal Studios, there are some really good values on Loews Hotels today. There are some items to be cautious on, but value junkies will find reason to hunt on this one.
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.
Given my recent travel craziness, I found myself with a rare week at home. I still ended up at an airport to try and work on an airline ticket that I couldn’t change over the phone and we did the kids skiing, but the rest of the week was work. You’d never know it based on how bad my desk looks. Anyways, in case you missed anything, here’s what I covered on the blog this week: Most Popular Post of the Week: Hotel Workers Can Hear You Having Sex And Other […]
Recently I reviewed the Amazon Fire 7″ tablet. I was reasonably impressed with the speed and screen quality as well as the battery life of the unit given it’s ultra-low price. There aren’t many tablets priced under $100 and this one seems to consistently be priced around $50. While I prefer my iPad, there’s no disputing that a $50 tablet is a screaming good deal. Now that I’m done reviewing the tablet, I’m giving it away to one lucky reader. That means you’re getting an ever so slightly used Amazon […]
Today’s Best of the Rest includes cheap flights to the Caribbean and Alaska, the tale of how the American Airlines flight attendants union chief became like Speaker of the House, why one airline is removing seats and more…..
As a frequent traveler who has a pretty set routine, there are a number of pieces of technology that I rely on heavily to try to stay organized and efficient. There are reasons I choose certain products, and this short story about a company I prefer. High on my list are good quality headphones/earbuds/bluetooth headsets. All have a permanent place in my backpack and serve a specific need. They’re also all Bose branded products. I carry the Quiet Comfort 20i noise-canceling headphones and absolutely love them. You can see my […]
The most valuable SWUs just got more valuable. American Airlines has topped the list for as long as I can remember, awarding systemwide upgrades to their Executive Platinum members (and for million mile thresholds) that can be redeemed to upgrade to the next class of service in any flight operated by American Airlines, regardless of fare class. I first saw View From The Wing reporting this over the weekend, and I was a little surprised. I thought this step was more likely to come when the reservations and passenger […]