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.
I don’t imagine there are a ton of fans of CLEAR right now. When they folded a few years ago they lost all mindshare. They were resurrected from the dead but didn’t have much relevancy because not too many airports signed on. Add to that the ability to apply for Global Entry to access TSA PreCheck and the proliferation of PreCheck, and CLEAR became pretty much obsolete. Lately, they landed a few jabs in the fight back to relevance. The CLEAR lines were reorganized to flow directly into the PreCheck […]
United has announced a handful of new domestic and international routes. By hub, here are the new routes: Washington Dulles: Guatemala City, Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica Vancouver Grand Rapids, MI Chicago: San Jose, Costa Rica Fairbanks, Alaska Newark: Edmonton Denver: Fort MacMurray, Alberta Santa Fe Los Angeles: Wichita My own observations are: I thought it was interesting that Dulles picked up the most new routes. Jeff Smisek recently commented on fortress hubs and left Dulles off that list. Good to see expansion out of my hometown airport. Equally […]