There are some facts and plenty more rumors about the travel bans that are in the process of being enacted. Here’s what we know so far.
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.
For a brief period of time early this morning (around midnight EDT), you could buy a $160 airline ticket to India. Or, $200 to Jordan. $350-ish would get you to Dubai. These deals were all on Emirates, from big US gateway cities like New York, Chicago, DC, Los Angeles, Dallas, and San Francisco. Alas, it died a quiet death 3 hours after it started, all while I was comfortably asleep. You would think that mistake fares would become a thing of the past at some point, with technology to aid […]
It was a fun 12+ hours yesterday watching folks react to the news that a travel website (OTA) in Norway was selling dirt cheap tickets on United Airlines by way of the fact that they weren’t adding fuel surcharges to any flights. Personally, I was able to grab 3 trips, though I’m still not sure I will fly all 3. The first two were IAD-DXB-IAD. For those who don’t commit airport codes to memory, that’s flying from Washington Dulles to Dubai, a roughly 13 hour flight, hanging out on the […]
Middle East carriers like Emirates, Etihad and Qatar think big. That’s a rare trait in the airline industry, IMO. Lufthansa has done a great job in Europe of building a massive network and lots of connections to places people want and need to go. Emirates and other Gulf carriers have done the same for the Middle East and connect key places like New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. They placed the largest order of Airbus A380s in the world. Their order for A380s is bigger than the next 5 […]