$10 Free From Amazon And United Doing Good. The Best of The Rest For Saturday, June 27th, 2015

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 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.  Here’s what I’m reading about today:

United’s actually doing something I’m in favor of.  Thanks to Canarsie for posting this on Milepoint.  I’ll be participating!

Is it right to use a credit card to get a rebate on a hotel stay your company is paying for, and keep the rebate?  Lots of great comments on View From The Wing for this debate.

Easy free $10 from Amazon for changing your 1-click settings. HT: Doctor of Credit

You can’t book American Airlines tickets with Avios online right now.  Growing pains from the transition at American Airlines to one reservations system?

Speaking of American Airlines, even though the SWUs they hand out for upgrades to their Executive Platinum members are extremely valuable, upgrading a family of 4 is a cast-iron you know what.  I can tell you from experience.

What sort of mindset do you need to have to want to stow away illegally on a plane dozens and dozens of times, even despite many arrests?

And, to close, a great story from Wandering Aramean about a guy who flew a thousand times without leaving the airport.  Man after my own heart…..

Random great picture of the day:

Best of the Rest

Courtesy of Dominik Schroder on Unsplash

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