The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles and 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.
Cheap flights to South America. Normally we see cheap flights to Europe or even Asia. Cheap flights to South America are less common. These ones are on American Airlines and are not Basic Economy.
SPG Hot Escapes are discounts for travel over the next 6 weeks at Starwood Preferred Guest properties worldwide. They’re released every Wednesday at 6am Eastern time. You have until Saturday to book them. The discounts generally range from 15% to 35%, with some rare discounts as high as 50% or 60%. SPG Members get an additional 5% discount (listed in orange under the advertised rate). This is probably one of the thinner weeks, with a few values in Asia. There are some luxury properties on the list this week that […]
Don’t forget I’m giving away two months of your own free travel assistant to everyone and 1 year of a free travel assistant to two lucky winners. 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 […]
Amazon Prime Same-Day shipping service is rolling out in a bunch of metropolitan markets and I got my first taste of it this week. I’m already hooked. Find out if the service is free in your area…..
It’s been well-documented that Delta and Alaska Air haven’t been playing well in Seattle. Now, it seems, Alaska wants to take at least some of the flight to another airport, launching service to compete with Delta at LAX. Is this a wise move?
You probably haven’t heard of them, but Wow Air is about to make things more interesting for international travel. They’re a small airline based in Iceland that’s only been flying since 2012. Since then, they’ve been offering cheap flights to and from Iceland to various European destinations. And now, they’re launching service to the US. For now, they’re only flying to Boston and BWI (Baltimore). But, boy, are they tearing it up on price. Fares are as low as $99 one-way to Iceland and in the $150-200 range to various […]