Cheap Flights, $50 Gift Card For Two Hotel Stays And Southwest Getting Sued By Their Pilots

Travel-Retro camera on world map with word Travel on wooden table backg

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.

Learn To Maximize Miles At The Next Frequent Traveler University

Screenshot 2015-12-03 08.08.15

Tickets are on sale for a new type of Frequent Traveler University, the first Signature Event.  I’ve been speaking at FTU for quite a few years and I’m always meeting people who are learning new things.  The great part is that I always learn something new myself!  This time, the folks at FTU have put together a hybrid event that offers a combination of beginner and advanced sessions. The dates are April 29th to May 1st in Las Vegas, NV. Here’s a peek at what’s already on the docket: — Award […]

AAdvantage and Dividend Miles Scheduled To Combine This Weekend

Screenshot 2015-03-13 10.02.56

Things are starting to really move along with the merger between American Airlines and US Airways, and now some of the bigger starting to come together. Here are the high-level details you need to know now: 11:59pm on March 25th is your last chance to ticket US Airways awards prior to the merge of the two programs.  There are a few sweet spots in the US Airways program that you might want to take advantage of.  Even held reservations will need to be ticketed prior to the deadline or they’ll […]