It’s been quiet this week around here. Apologies for that. It was a crazy week of work commitments followed by two of my favorite days of the year, the start of March Madness. I’ve been keeping up on the travel world and have plenty of stories I need to tell. Hoping to get caught up on those soon. Google Flights is a pretty powerful tool for the casual traveler and the road warrior. When Google got into the flight business, I wasn’t sure what to expect. They bought one of […]
Today’s Best of the Rest includes cheap flights to LAX and SFO, a huge opportunity to redeem miles for business class to Australia, and the best AVGeek prank I’ve seen. You’ve gotta see it!
It was a crazy week of travel for me, so I got fairly far behind on my blog reading. Here’s a few of the key posts I missed from around the world of travel this week. Google Flights is answering any and all questions. I’ll be interested to see how deep they go, and I applaud them for doing it. I was nervous when they took over ITA Matrix a few years ago, my favorite travel tool. Results-oriented, I was right, but I wish I was wrong. There have been lots of […]
Those of you who have shared my obsession interest in leveraging the miles and points game for the past number of years are familiar with Matrix from ITA. It’s been a phenomenal search engine for as many years as I can recall. Everyone I’ve spoken with who’s familiar with the tool all had the same reaction when we learned that Google had acquired ITA Software. We were scared it would go away completely or be marginalized by Google. Enter the error message “The search failed with Exceeded Boombox request quota.” […]