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Cheap Flights To Europe, 2,500 Free Starpoints, A Big Gadget Giveaway And Marriott Pokemon Craziness

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.

Delta Gives Bombardier A Big Boost With A Home For The C Series

Bombardier made the bold decision many years ago to develop a completely new plane that would ultimately compete with the titans of the airframe industry, Boeing and Airbus. The audacious move took a major step forward to success when Bombardier landed a big order from Delta. What does this mean for passengers?

Asked Again. Is The Boeing 747 Extinct?

The Boeing 747 has been an iconic figure in aviation history. Making the likes of Pan Am possible, it’s been featured in movies, flown Presidents hundreds of thousands of miles and been a workhorse of the freight industry for decades.

Innovation has lead to twin-engine planes that can fly just as far while burning less fuel, reducing the market size for new 747s. Is the 747 at the end of its runway?

Easy Free $20, A Hyatt Sale And My $120,000 Vacation

Today's Photo Courtesy of Daniela Cuevas

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: NYC to Barbados […]

MegaDO! The Next Great Adventure In The Air Goes On Sale Today!

The next MegaDO goes on sale in just a few hours.  It features the Star Alliance again, as well as some pretty cool experiences. What’s a MegaDO, you ask?  You can read about some of my previous MegaDO fun here.  And, also here. And, see some awesome and funny pics here. It’s every aviation geek’s dream, and the chance to get on the next Star Alliance MegaDO is today at 1pm EST.  Here’s what you can look forward to if you’re lucky enough to score a ticket: An up close […]

Congress Appears Ready To Kick The Can Down The Road On Key Support Measure For Boeing

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (at least for this House) in favor of a short-term government funding measure that also included an extension of the charter for the Export-Import Bank until June, 2015. First, a quick primer on the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im, in short).  Here’s a statement directly from their website: The Export-Import Bank of the United States is the official export credit agency of the United States. Our mission is to ensure that U.S. companies — large and small — have access to the financing they need to turn […]