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Cheap Flights to Central America, New Discount Flights To Europe And Free Steak!

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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.

Cheap Flights From New York To Los Angeles And Discounts On Hyatt In The Americas. The Best of The Rest For August 27, 2015

Travel Not To Escape Us

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.  On a daily basis, I try to keep track of roughly 100 different blogs (try being the operative word) that have interesting things for you and I to learn from.  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 […]

Braniff, Awesome! Who Does That Overhead Bin Belong To? The Best Of The Rest on August 9, 2015

Travel Not To Escape Us

Don’t forget I’m giving away two months of your own free travel assistant to everyone. 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.  On a daily basis, I try to keep track of roughly 100 different blogs (try being the operative word) that have interesting things for you and I to learn from.  Some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others.   This is your […]

Is a 360 MPH Train In America’s Future?

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High speed rail has long been a frustrating discussion in the United States.  The only true example of high-speed rail currently operating in the US is the Amtrak Acela line, which runs between Washington DC and Boston.  I’ve ridden it a number of times and it’s a clean, comfortable way to get from DC to downtown NY and vice versa. The NY Times is reporting about a group trying to bring a new high-speed option to the Northeast Corridor.  It’s called a maglev train (for magnetic elevation) and tops out […]

Diversify Your Points And Your Planning For A Winning Vacation Strategy

Diversification is important for many facets of our lives. In travel, having different types of miles and points available is key. WIth the increased availability of one-way award flights over the last five years, mixing and matching is the best way to make your dream trip happen. Here’s a quick look at some examples of a diversified vacation.

How Many More Folks Are Using Electronic Devices On Planes Now That You Can Use Them From Gate to Gate?

According to this article, virtually none. The study, by DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, found 35.9% of airline passengers were using mobile technology at a given point during the four-month study. That was only slightly more than the 35.3% of fliers who were tapping into their mobile devices at observed points in 2013, during a period before the Federal Aviation Administration began allowing passengers to use electronic devices to play games, listen to music or read from takeoff to landing. That new rule went into effect on Oct. […]