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: Hawaii on sale by Alaska Airlines from a bunch of destinations including $521 from Chicago, $550-ish from Boston/Philly, and $500 from New York. Given the number of cities on sale, keep an eye out for other airlines matching these prices, which are pretty good.
AMEX has a targeted offer for up to $50 off your next hotel stay. Make sure to check your account to see if you’re eligible.
Is the ability to move between European countries without a passport check coming to an end? I don’t think so, but the staggering number of refugees from places like Syria are testing the staus quo.
American Airlines is bringing back status challenges, though not for top-tier Executive Platinum.
Brazil has a fee waiver in place for visas right now for some dates in 2016. That’s good news, especially given how much I paid for one last year and couldn’t end up using it.
2015 Darwin awards in aviation, via Trevor at Tagging Miles.