Braniff, Awesome! Who Does That Overhead Bin Belong To? The Best Of The Rest on August 9, 2015

Don’t forget I’m giving away two months of your own free travel assistant to everyone.

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:

Cheap Flight(s) of The Day: Short hops are the flavor of the day, with a cheap $122 round-trip fare from Philly to Orlando.  Ton of capacity to Orlando and competition from low-cost carriers abound, but this is still a solid price.

An interesting discussion about whether first class passengers should have first dibs on the overhead bin space in first class.  View From The Wing takes the stance that it should be, and I agree.  I know it’ll never be implemented this way, but if airlines could guarantee this I wouldn’t be so nervous about boarding early. The times I check a bag are so rare and I’m usually moving at a pretty good clip to get somewhere.  Having to retreat further back in the plane to retrieve my carry-on is very low on my list of favorite things.  What’s your opinion?

What is it really like to be a pilot?

Points With a Crew is giving away 10,000 HiltonHHonors points to celebrate his move to Boarding Area.  Make sure you enter to win!

Even though this post is a couple of weeks old, I just used this United offer that Heels First Travel blogged about to score 2,000 United miles on a Hertz rental.

I always knew frequent travel took a toll on my body.  Now there’s a study to prove it (while I’m marching towards a record high in terms of miles flown in 2015).

A pretty awesome model airplane collection of long-defunct Braniff Airlines’ entire fleet.

Getting rid of the perimeter rule at LaGuardia airport will absolutely reduce service to smaller cities.  Just like when the DOT took slots from American Airlines/US Airways as part of their merger and service to some smaller cities ended immediately.  They “created competition” on some larger routes, which was good for consumers on those routes.  But, it absolutely came at the expense of other consumers who, literally, can’t fly from here to there anymore without a connection or a long car drive.

Beware of Amtrak’s website when booking points reservations.  And, while you’re at it, beware of some of their bizarre policies.

New manufactured spending strategy.  Buy lots of……….milk?????

In closing, the best iPhone pic of a sunset I’ve seen.  😉

Best of the Rest

Courtesy of Jordan McQueen on Unsplash

Leave a Reply