The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel stories that interested me on a daily basis. I don’t have time to write about them in length, but picked some of the best below. It’s a shortcut to find out what’s going on without reading dozens of travel blogs to get the best info. Today’s highlights include Viking’s new “Ultimate World Cruise” and 25% Amex Membership Rewards Bonus.
In Case You Missed It
- We’re less than a month away from ZorkFest. I’ll be there and am particularly looking forward to the Podcasters After Dark event. Promo code for tickets here!
- Speaking of podcasts…have you tuned into Miles to Go? Ep. 005 is all about booking award tickets like a pro with our guest, Gary Leff from View from the Wing.
- Last week I had a chance for a second stay at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington. It’s a great property that’s got some gorgeous views. Here’s the review of my first stay.
- I’m really impressed with the updates Southwest Airlines has made at MCO. What used to be a painful experience has turned into pretty painless!
- I’ve been seeing with some frequency that some last minute United saver award inventory has been available for status MileagePlus members.
This Week’s Best Travel Deals
- Summer flights to Dublin for less than $400!
- When the airlines compete, passengers win! The fare wars in Europe are on a roll and you can book this carrier for as low as $300 RT to Amsterdam from both coasts!
- Speaking of fare wars, United Polaris and Delta One are offering great business class deals to China.
- Here’s a chance to grab a 25% bonus for transferring Amex Membership Rewards points to this alliance program.
- United has a new promotion, though it’s a targeted offer and not everyone is eligible. Never hurts to check though, right?
- Our friend Jen at Deals We Like has an awesome list of a slew of other great promotions you don’t want to miss out on.
The Best of the Rest
- Viking Ocean Cruise has announced an “Ultimate World Cruise”. 245 days, 30 + countries and a pretty big price tag.
- It’s taken a while but the “smart” luggage ban has claimed its first victim.
- Interested in learning more about maximizing your credit card spend? Don’t miss out on CardCon 2018 this fall!
- There’s a lot of folks that are still mourning over the Virgin America merger with Alaska. Here’s a fond farewell to Live and Let Fly’s last Virgin America meal.
- Great news for those looking to use Delta Global Upgrades. They’re now accepted on this SkyTeam partner airline.
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