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: Paris! $558 from New York to Paris on Delta.
Speaking of cheap flights, have you seen this yet?
American Airlines is testing live TV on international flights. Less than 10 years ago, it was crazy to think you could check e-mail on a plane. Pretty cool to see how far we’ve come.
Triple points on Hertz rentals. I’m a big fan of Hertz for car rentals and have had quite a bit of success with using points to score free rentals. Some of the best values are in one-way rentals. The program has gotten a bit less valuable since a devaluation last year, but they’re still worth collecting. Note: I had trouble registering for this promo, not sure if it’s targeted or just can’t register until the 8th.
Why did the chicken cross the road? No, really.
The old US Airways 319s will start getting the new American Airlines interiors next month. Thank god. This can’t come soon enough, even with less seats in first.
If 50,000 people want to buy this jacket, it must be great, right? It looks cool, but color me skeptical.
Can’t imagine there’s a better person than Mommy Points right now to identify $10 free from Amazon when you buy diapers.
Aer Lingus is now officially part of the same ownership group as British Airways. I can’t wait for them to join the BA, AA, Iberia joint venture and oneworld (both TBD).