Mileage Run

Cheap Flights To Europe This Summer And KLM Rolls Out A Cool New Program

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.

A Reminder Of The Crazy Trip I Booked. Available Again Today

I’ve done some crazy things related to travel over the years.  Flying to Norway for a jaunt on a plane comes to mind more recently, as well as taking my daughter to Paris for the weekend on Valentine’s Day. A tweet from The Flight Deal this morning reminded me of my next crazy trip, one I’m still quasi-regretting booking.  For those folks looking to mileage run, though, it’s actually a pretty good deal, especially given the routing.  I ended up booking JFK-SCL-GRU-IGU-LIM-JFK. Just in case you haven’t memorized every airport […]

Help Me Make A Decision Whether I Should Mileage Run For United Premier 1K Status

This hobby of collecting miles and points can make you a bit mad at times.  I don’t mean mad in the sense of being angry, though there are plenty of disappointments with service issues and delays.  I mean mad as in having an irrational view of what the goal is. I’ve been a United Premier 1K member for the last few years.  While I’ve found the status to be very uneven, even disappointing at times, it beats having no status at all. But, does it beat having Premier Platinum status? […]