Cheap Flights To Europe With An Extra Stop And Free Cash At Office Max

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.

Here’s what I’m reading about today:

Cheap Flights of The Day: Two international destinations for less than the price of 1.  I’d seriously consider this one if I had time in my schedule.  I’m always happy to visit Europe and I really want to see Iceland.  Doing both for less than $500?  Win.

Inside Flyer Thread of The Day: Did SPG send you a box of chocolates?  Also, another giveaway to accelerate your mileage balance.

From the comments of my Uber post yesterday, dhammer tells us there’s a $5 off promo code for Lyft when going to/from McCarran.  Use code FLYLAS.  No strings attached!

I’ll admit, even though I know there are some very short-sighted people in the world, these comments even shocked me a bit.

Laguardia airport is kicking out the homeless people right as winter sets in.  I hope they don’t think that’s their master plan for short-term improvements….

Did AMEX deposit a bunch of extra points in your account by accident?

Pretty sure I’ve seen this before, but it’s a good reminder.  Here’s how to get $10 from Amazon for adding a Citi credit card to your record.

Go to Costa Rica.  Spend the night in a Boeing airplane hotel.  Definitely on my bucket list now.

Free $40 if you have an Office Max near you.  Might be repeatable.

Southwest has (somewhat) quietly begun to have problems with their union.  I’ll admit, any time I read one of these stories, I still feel like Southwest is that little airline that never has union issues.  The unfortunate reality is that a larger pie (record profits from the airlines) yields hungrier dinner guest.

I’m usually anti-union when it comes to such discussions.  Unions served a bigger purpose before OSHA and other employer protections existed.  While they’re lawful, they don’t always operate in the best interest of their employees (especially if you ask the employees).

In this case, I haven’t been following along closely enough to know who’s right or wrong.  But, once you start suspending employees, I think it’s highly likely the last of the fireworks is still to be written in this story.




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