Todays’ Best of the Rest includes WOW Air sale to Paris and Amsterdam, SPG Moments at the US Open Tennis Championship, Frontier Airlines big middle seat and more….
The awesome week of fare sales caps off with Brazil and Hong Kong added to the list. There’s news on more US customs pre-clearance airports in the works and the possibility that we may have a new LaGuardia before hell freezes over. The Best of the Rest….
ETA: I put a few of these on hold and even though they show a Business Saver award, the cabin says “Economy”. Beware before ticketing. Not sure how this will work out. The toughest part about getting to and from Europe as an American Airlines elite member who lives on the east coast is fuel surcharges on British Airways. There’s reasonable availability for business class travel for my family, but the fuel surcharges make it much more expensive. That’s the positive and negative of oneworld availability. US Airways has flights […]
Apologies for the delay in posting. I’ve made a list below of winners. If you won, shoot me an e-mail to ed -at- milepoint dot com with a mailing address and I’ll get your free drink moving! Winners: Sam, for this comment that made me chuckle: Comcast Installation Guy entered a bar and asked for a martini shot. The bartender says “Your order will be ready between 7 pm and 11pm” Did you laugh? LauraPDX for her fighting spirit on just one more drink: Not sure I really need another […]
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a free Briggs & Riley TORQ suitcase! Hyatt is dropping two more pins on the map in places where they’re currently a bit under served. First up, construction is under way for a new Hyatt House in downtown Salt Lake City. Hyatt has a few properties in Utah but only one downtown, a Hyatt Place. I’d rather see a full-service property like a Hyatt Regency, but I’m glad to see more presence in downtown. Limited service/extended stay is an area I think Hyatt […]
One of the knocks on Hyatt is that they have significantly less properties than the other large hotel companies. Starwood is the next smallest after Hyatt and they have almost double the roughly 500 properties Hyatt has. That’s why it’s good to see them expanding in Europe. Hyatt has announced plans for a Hyatt Place in Armenia. Now, it’s not a luxurious full-service property, and Armenia is not currently on my radar for travel, but I like to see Hyatt fill in some gaps. Hyatt Place has additional expansion planned […]
American Airlines and Iberia Express announced a code-sharing agreement this week. Not monumental, since AA already has an agreement with the larger Iberia Airlines. And, while I wouldn’t want to collect Avios (the former currency of just British Airways and now joint currency of both airlines), using Madrid as a transfer point to get to other places in Europe can save some pretty staggering landing fees for premium awards in London. And, Iberia Express doesn’t have a ton of flights although a few interesting cities like Amsterdam and Naples (looks […]