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.
Today’s Best of the Rest includes cheap flights to the Caribbean, London and Scandinavia, award seats to Asia, another A380 coming to DC and the judge delivers a beatdown ON Dallas IN Dallas.
Talk about being the last one to show up at the dance looking for an attractive date. The FAA woke up yesterday and decided it should get involved in the Dallas Love Field debate, demanding the city maintain the status quo while the FAA investigates. Can this situation really get any more bizarre? The amount of economic waste over one of the smaller commercial airports in the country continues to grow by leaps and bounds.
JetBlue’s fabulous Mint service is coming to the Caribbean. HT: CrankyFlier JetBlue is also offering double points on all transcon flights for the next two months. I don’t collect TrueBlue points, but that’s a pretty solid value for a revenue-based program. Why American Airlines believes it was right to cancel those $0 China fares if the reservation was “held” but not ticketed. I think it’s a compelling argument. Matthew does a bunch of research to arrive at the ultimate conclusion. This is entirely different from the airline’s obligation to honor […]
A smart airline executive says something incredibly stupid. HT: Wandering Aramean The Hyatt promo that I announced yesterday which awards a 20% rebate on all award bookings through the end of July is better than we thought. Gary of View From The Wing writes that existing reservations are eligible, and you’ll receive your rebate after completing the stay just like a new reservation under this promo. Awesome! The end to the crazy theft story from One Mile at a Time. A great giveaway from Hyatt. 3 nights at a Hyatt […]
The DOT is officially investigating the “Krone Krime” United mistake fares from earlier in the week. Gary’s pretty sure the DOT will side with United. While that’s still the most likely outcome, I think there’s still a puncher’s chance some of these tickets are honored. From mistake fares to Danish Krone, the only logical transition is to a German man doing a striptease on a plane. Matthew Klint really does end up on all the fun flights. Southwest is devaluing their Rapid Rewards program, adding “variability” to certain flights, so […]
Just when you thought all the controversy would subside around Dallas Love Field, there appears to be one final chapter. For decades, the Wright Amendment has stifled controlled growth at Love Field. In case you’re not familiar, the short version is that in order to promote growth at DFW airport, the powers that be passed legislation to make it nearly impossible to run an airline out of Dallas Love. Southwest succeeded anyway and over the years campaigned to have the Wright Amendment abolished. Now, on the cusp of it going […]