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SUPER Cheap Fares To Europe, Wyndham’s New Elite Program And How Not To Take Sex Toys Through Airport Security

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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.

Cheap Flight To Brazil and China, Southwest Unions Are Picketing And Hyatt Points For Amazon Purchases?

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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.

Cheap Flights To Europe With An Extra Stop And Free Cash At Office Max

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Today’s Best of the Rest includes cheap flights to Europe that allow a stopover, SPG is sending boxes of chocolates, spend the night in a hotel made out of an airplane and more….

Cheap Caribbean Flights, How American Flight Attendants Union Resemble Congress, And An Airline Is Removing Seats?

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Today’s Best of the Rest includes cheap flights to the Caribbean and Alaska, the tale of how the American Airlines flight attendants union chief became like Speaker of the House, why one airline is removing seats and more…..

Expiring Amazon Promos And Are United Employees Deliberately Slowing Operations? The Best of the Rest For Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

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Don’t forget I’m giving away two months of your own free travel assistant to everyone and 1 year of a free travel assistant to two lucky winners. 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.  On a daily basis, I try to keep track of roughly 100 different blogs (try being the operative word) that have interesting things for you and I to learn from.  Some are […]

More Discounts To Europe, Up To 6,000 Miles For A Hotel Booking and New Southwest Routes To Cool Places. The Best Of The Rest For Friday, May 22, 2015

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More discounted fares to Europe, big hotel booking bonuses from Kaligo and a whole bunch of new Southwest routes to cool places.

American Airlines Pilots Agree To New Contract

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With virtually all of the pilots participating in the vote, the union has approved the contract offer from management by a margin of almost 2:1. Initial reaction from the union after receiving 23% raises immediately, retroactive to December, an additional 3% increase retroactive to January 1 and another 3% next year? “By voting in favor of the JCBA, our pilots will benefit from higher pay rates. In effect, the pilots of American Airlines made a business decision,” Wilson said in a statement. “APA will now focus on further engagement with […]

Flight Attendants At American Get Their Raise After All

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I’ll admit, I was a little surprised when I saw that management at American Airlines had agreed to give flight attendants the $81 million a year they lost in arbitration just a week ago. This struck me almost immediately as a really solid decision by management.  Given that American Airlines generated almost $1 billion in profit in the most recent fiscal quarter, giving $81 million a year that the flight attendants collectively talked themselves out of certainly should help smooth the relationship further.  There were reports that some flight attendants […]