On the heels of the United States announcing that travelers will have to quarantine upon arrival in the US, there has been a development overseas. The United Kingdom has been dealing with plenty of COVID-19 issues, including a nasty outbreak of a more virulent strain. After instituting a list of high-risk countries, the UK is taking things a step further. They have announced that visitors from 22 countries will need to submit to a mandatory, government-supervised quarantine in a hotel. The United Kingdom hasn’t confirmed the list of 22 countries, […]
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.
Did your British Airways account get hacked? View From The Wing did. It seems like almost every airline and hotel has had a public episode of hacking recently. $400 discount on Qantas flights of $2500 or more via AmexSync reported in this Milepoint thread. Were you lucky enough to score it? You would think that with as long as the 787 was delayed, American Airlines’ contractor for seats could have gotten ahead of the game. Free Performances at the Kennedy Center in DC. I’ve lived in DC 17 years and still […]
I’ve done some crazy things related to travel over the years. Flying to Norway for a jaunt on a plane comes to mind more recently, as well as taking my daughter to Paris for the weekend on Valentine’s Day. A tweet from The Flight Deal this morning reminded me of my next crazy trip, one I’m still quasi-regretting booking. For those folks looking to mileage run, though, it’s actually a pretty good deal, especially given the routing. I ended up booking JFK-SCL-GRU-IGU-LIM-JFK. Just in case you haven’t memorized every airport […]
I’m a bit of a geek for miles and points, so most normal folks might not find this article about how those airline shopping portals work all that interesting. But I did. I’m sure that says more about me than it does about you. United Airlines got tentative approval on their route between San Francisco and Tokyo’s Haneda airport. Haneda is a desirable airport to schedule flights to as it’s closer to downtown and has a lot of connecting traffic in the region. American recently announced it was discontinuing service […]