Each week, we cover some of the most interesting stories on BoardingArea of the week on the NowBoarding podcast. This week, we covered five stories that should help you get the most out of your travel. A Beautiful Disaster on Amtrak Poor Shawn! He had the perfect plan, until his Amtrak train to California took a 10-hour delay. How An Online Travel Agency Is Making More Money Off of You An Online Travel Agency (OTA) announced that they’re going to start charging commission on resort fees. That’s a fee on […]
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 Daily Getaway features a discount on Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points. In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association. Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take full advantage of the offer before buying. For the more popular offers, they will sell out quickly, which means being around right when they go on sale each day at 1:00 pm EDT. Some offers will sell out in hours, some in minutes. It’s also important to be […]
Hertz is running a promotion that features double Gold Plus Rewards points through December 15, 2015 on all rentals. They’re also giving away ten vacations that feature airfare plus a 3-day car rental. It’s pretty straight forward. Register here, and then you get one entry for every rental between now and December 15, 2014. You also get an extra entry for adding things like Neverlost and satellite radio.
The newest Daily Getaways are from Hertz and Choice Privileges. Today’s deal is Hertz Gold Plus Rewards. These are solid deals for a variety of different types of cars and rental lengths. The Choice Privileges deal tomorrow is probably better for hotel stays if you have something specific. Airline transfers are reasonable but not hugely valuable.
Wyndham Rewards is selling points as part of Daily Getaways today. Hertz is selling points tomorrow. The Wyndham deal is okay if you have a specific redemption in mind, but don’t buy speculatively. The Hertz deal is a solid value for a variety of Hertz car rentals.