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Cheap Flights To Vegas, JetBlue Fare Sale And Norwegian Adding Service To A Great European City

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 TICKETS! Under $400 Round-Trip to Europe From Lots of Cities

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Fare sales like this don’t come along often. Lots and lots of cities available. If you’re thinking of booking, it might be worth taking advantage of the ability to cancel within 24 hours while you think about it.

Cheap Flights To Caribbean, Europe and More. 3 Car Rentals To A Free Airline Ticket?

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.

Germanwings Flight From BCN to DUS Believed To Have Crashed

The news isn’t good about Germanwings flight #4U9525 from Barcelona to Dusseldorf.  Early reports are that the plane crashed in southern France, with the outlook on survivors grim.  It’s been a disheartening time for plane crashes as of late with Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia flights going down.  If this report is true, it’s another sad tale. I’ve been following updates from flightradar24 and John Walton on Twitter (courtesy of real_jetsetr) that initially alerted me.  My heart goes out to the passengers and crew onboard, as well as their loved […]

American Airlines Adds Service Between Miami and Milan

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for American Airlines’ new service between Miami and Milan.  This one strikes me as a bit odd. It’s being serviced by a 767-300, and the flight times are reasonable.  The Miami departure is at 5:55pm and arrives in Milan at 9:35 in the morning the following day.  Milan to Miami is an 11:25am departure and a 4:40pm arrival.  Not a ton of time for the plane to be on the ground in Miami, but probably not an issue. The press releases about this new route […]

New Starwood And Hyatt Properties In The US And Europe

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a StarMegaDO4 goodie bag. Starwood and Hyatt are busy expanding again in some interesting and useful places. Starwood announced that the new Westin Houston Downtown is now taking reservations.  It’s located right across from Minute Maid Park, so if you’re one of the 7 people headed to an Astros game this season you’ll have a new place to pick for your rooming needs.  With the recent emphasis on limited or select service property development in the US, I’m always happy to see more […]