Cheap Flights Through The US And 6 People You Might Hate On Airplanes. The Best of the Rest For Wednesday, August 19th 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:

Cheap Flight Of The Day:  From earlier today, $15 fares on Frontier.  And, it looks like Alaska is starting to get discounted as the core summer season fades away there.  I’d expect to see more of this.

From the Adventures of Lil Nicki, the 6 people she hates on airplanes.  I literally laughed out loud reading this.  I’m #1 (Rolly Bag People), but I can commiserate with her on this and the entire list.  Honestly, most blog posts with “Hello asshat” are going to get an attaboy from me.

787 updates.  Where’s my favorite plane flying to now?  American will be flying one between LAX and DFW later this year.  Oman will be flying it from Muscat to Frankfurt and Milan.  A big thanks to Airline Route for keeping track of these.

What are the 5 dirtiest places in your hotel room?

On the heels of my article about things to beware of with Airbnb, Charles McCool has 8 advantages to heading off the hotel path to Airbnb.

An airline passenger goes Mike Tyson on a fellow passenger, biting part of his ear off.

Delta has fixed their online partner award booking problem.  That’s a first.

Really not so much a net win for Washington-DC based Southwest Airlines fliers.  They’re killing Dulles-Chicago service and reducing Dulles-San Diego.  Might as well just kill the whole station, there’s almost nothing left.

I’m not a manufactured spending guy, so maybe I’m biased here.  But, here’s something to give you pause if you want to head down that path.

Surprised I didn’t hear this mentioned sooner, but an American Airlines A321 hit some runway lights and then had a tail strike on an aborted landing.


  1. Glad I could make you laugh with my 6 people I hate on airplanes. I’ll have to come up with a round 2 for sure cause there’s more out there to add to the list! Thanks for sharing,

    1. Nicole, if I’d been drinking something it would have ended up all over my screen and keyboard when I read your post. I thought I was the only one that called people asshats anymore. Don’t worry, I promise not to ask for your help getting my rolly bag into the overhead bin. 😉

        1. Nicole, my friend John wants to add a 7th to your list:#7 the armrest warrior
          That armrest ain’t big enough for the two of us, but some flyers are so talented at making sure they claim their elbow’s space with added overflow for extra irritation. It makes you focus all your energy on waiting for JUST the right moment to claim it back, but that just never happens for amateurs!

          1. Ed-
            I’ll have to add that to more people I hate on planes’ 2nd edition! I hate going through armrest conflict. Especially if you’re the poor guy in the middle seat, the worst!

          2. Nicole, there should be a printed rule do that window and aisle occupants understand that the armrests belong to the middle east occupant. I also think a diagram on the armrests wouldn’t be a bad idea. Let me know when you get that second list done. I need to go find someone to help me with my rolly bag.

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