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.
Today’s Best of the Rest includes cheap flights to Brazil, changes to some key routes, help me pick lenses for my iPhone, American and Qantas planning more new flights but keeping it a secret, Hilton testing more new fees, and more…..
I spent some time at the APEX Expo this week, learning about the latest in passenger experience innovation. As part of that, I learned that American Airlines is running an exciting new test.
It’s finally time to fly an American Airlines 787. Ever since I took off on the inaugural 787 Dreamliner flight from the US to Tokyo, I’ve been excited for the day my favorite airline starts flying the 787. American has officially announced their initial routes, all of which go on sale tomorrow, February 14th: Similar to United, American plans to fly their 787s between domestic hubs for a month or so to work out the kinks. In this instance, American Airlines will begin twice daily service between DFW and ORD […]
Boeing has disclosed that the manufacturer of the 787 Dreamliner wings, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, reported very small cracks in some wings that have already been delivered and some that are still in production. As it stands now, this doesn’t seem to be an issue that exists on any Dreamliners already delivered. Mitsubishi Heavy reported this to Boeing and Boeing discovered some issues on planes in production. They’re predicting up to 2 weeks to fix each affected jet. The cause of the cracks isn’t a huge surprise to me. Metal fasteners […]