Emirates

2 Tickets To Italy For $1,000 And Dumpster Diving. The Best of The Rest For Monday, August 17th 2015

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 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 […]

Cheap Fares To Mexico From All Over The US And Awesome Cupcakes. The Best of the Rest For Friday, June 26th, 2015

The Best of the Rest includes very cheap fares to Mexico from all over the US, a possible 1,000 bonus Starpoints, Amazon Prime Now $20 discount and great cupcakes. Read more….

13.5% off Hyatt Gift Cards, Quadruple Miles On Hotel Bookings In Europe. The Best of the Rest For Saturday, May 23, 2015

13.5% discount on Hyatt gift cards, free miles on Spirit if you’re a fan, and more discounted international tickets. The Best of the Rest…

$400 Off Qantas Flights Of $2500, British Airways Latest To Get Hacked And More Travel News

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 […]

Free Club Carlson Points And New SPG Properties

1,000 Free Club Carlson points, easy to get. Delta seems to be tweaking award availability, with many routes now able to be booked with saver inventory less than 21 days prior to departure. Two new Starwood Preferred Guest properties in popular markets, Miami and Las Vegas. Alaska Airlines is offering double and triple miles on Emirates flights. A review of a Hyatt property in California that’s still on my list to visit. United Airlines reorganizing management.  One can only hope it leads to improvements in…anything.   The post Free Club […]

Discounted Disney Tickets, Delta Blows Up The World and More Travel News On Sunday, February 8, 2015

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a free ticket to the Austin MegaDO.  The organizers have offered to add other events to the ticket (except NXNW and the UA event). Delta caused quite a kerfluffle this week.  They eliminated their published award charts and the blogsphere erupted.  View From The Wing is pondering whether this is the worst thing a program has ever done, and I have a contrary(ish) opinion. But, don’t worry about Delta, there’s a great solution. Mommy Points has the scoop on discounted Disney World tickets, […]

Did You Get A $200 Airline Ticket To The Middle East Last Night?

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 […]

Emirates Dipping Its Toe In The US-European Trans-Atlantic Market

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 […]