Cheap Flights To Italy and $75 Off At Silvercar. Oh, and a Rocket. A Really Cool Rocket.

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: Emirates has Milan on sale again, $549 round-trip.  This price is usually tied to a 2-for-1 sale, but it appears you can purchase this one on your own.  A bit closer to home, $76 tickets to Charleston, an interesting city to spend a weekend in.

Inside Flyer Thread of The Day: Gogo prize pack giveaway today, multiple winners!

Yesterday was a great day in space exploration/innovation.  When the US wound down their space program I was pretty bummed I never got to see a space shuttle launch in person.  But, great things are starting to happen in the private sector.  Whether you believe that private companies are better at innovating than the government, watching that rocket land yesterday was a pretty awesome thing.  And a promise of more awesome things to come.

$10 in free Best Buy cash when you buy a $150 gift card.

$75 off a rental at Silvercar.  Really nice, new Audis.

Cranky Flier got a chance to crawl around the new C-Series now that it’s fit for flying.  I remember getting a chance to walk around inside some of the first frames of the Bombardier C-Series a number of years ago up in Canada.  At the time, Bombardier had mockups of the cabin, seats, overhead bins and more.  They promised a very comfortable experience and I was (and am) rooting for the success of this little plane that could.

JetBlue elite members now get free alcoholic beverages onboard.

A straight-forward walk-through on how to fly to Alaska using your Ultimate Rewards points.

Meow!  Cats on a plane.

American Airlines is standardizing the fleet by adding extra legroom to some seats on the US Airways aircraft.  It’s going to be a looooonnnnnng process.

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