When I think back to last March, flying home New Zealand with a brief pit stop for some work in Las Vegas definitely didn’t seem normal When I was on the tarmac in Auckland waiting to take-off, the United States closed the borders to anyone arriving from Europe. That seemed pretty serious at the time. Still, I told my wife I was coming home and would probably be off the road for four or five weeks. 14 months later and fully vaccinated, I got back on the road last week […]
HQ2? 3? 1.75? Amazon announced 3 new campuses, one of which will be situated in Northern Virginia across from DCA airport. The DC area is served by 3 airports. Reagan National is the closest to Amazon’s campus and also the most crowded. BWI is the low-cost alternative while Dulles has a ton of business traffic. How will Amazon affect the airports in the nation’s capitol?
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.
This is a bit of inside baseball, but as I’m catching up on TV with my wife, I came across another of those instances where television and movie producers are quite liberal with how they portray air travel. No, this wasn’t like the movie Up in the Air, where they show a MD-80 (a small, single aisle plane) taking off from an airport before switching to George Clooney’s character sitting in a lie-flat seat on what presumably is a 767, a much, much bigger plane (and, vice versa). But, even […]
Andrew Cuomo announced a competition that will start in 30 days for the public to submit new designs for LaGuardia and JFK airports. Seated beside him was Vice President Joe Biden, an intelligent politician in his own right, who frequently manages to stick his foot in his mouth. It was earlier this year when he said the following at a speech about improving the transportation infrastructure in the US: “But if I blindfolded you and took you to LaGuardia Airport in New York, you must think, ‘I must be in […]