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.
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?
In the continuation of our summer trip to Europe, here’s a breakdown of our flight from Philadelphia to Athens. The US Airways business class product is all what you make of it. There are positive and negative elements, for sure.
The Best of the Rest for Saturday includes American Airlines taking over the LAX-MEX route from Alaska, free $5 on iTunes, and more details on the disturbing soda can incident. Read more….
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 […]