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.
Toronto Pearson Airport is the dominant airport in Toronto, but it can take a long time to get to downtown given the traffic. Billy Bishop is a short 5-minute walk or ferry ride from downtown. Here’s what it’s like to fly Porter Airlines at Billy Bishop.
I have some family that live in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area that we try to visit each year. Recently, we made our way up there via United and landed without incident, arriving at the international terminal. Halifax airport isn’t small or big, though a lot closer to small. It’s a very clean, well-organized airport that I truly do enjoy flying into and out of. Because of the relative size of the surrounding community there’s not a ton of air traffic at the airport. Just about 3.5 million in passenger […]
I always think it’s pretty cool to win something unexpected. But, I also enjoy watching somebody win something, probably almost as much as I like winning something myself. That’s why I’m pretty happy about two contests we’re hosting on Milepoint right now: First, we’re giving away a free seat on StarMegaDO5. If you haven’t been on a MegaDO yet, they’re the ultimate travel junkie field trip. Visit Boeing in Seattle? Check. Fly to Europe and back for an overnight visit and hundreds of pounds of cheese? Check! First US charter […]
Don’t forget to cast your vote for your favorite finalist of the Briggs & Riley TORQ suitcase giveaway for your chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Mommy Points has an awesome first week breakdown this year’s Daily Getaways deals from US Travel Association and American Express. If you’re not familiar with the Daily Getaways, they generally represent really good deals on travel from various sources. A big key here is to make sure you use your AMEX card to pay, as that offers you a 10% discount on […]
This was one of my busier years in the air. I keep track of my flights using a program called Flight Memory. I’m pretty sure I got the majority of my flight but I might have missed one or two. Some year-end factoids: 150,000 miles flown, or just a total of 6 times around the Earth. That amounted to a total of 16 days in the air, or just shy of 5% of the year on airplanes. 123 planes in total. No surprise my flight to Tokyo was the longest […]