Today’s Best of the Rest includes cheap flights to Brazil, changes to some key routes, help me pick lenses for my iPhone, American and Qantas planning more new flights but keeping it a secret, Hilton testing more new fees, and more…..
There have been plenty of big changes in the travel world over the past few weeks. We had changes from American Airlines that we expected, but didn’t expect until next year (maybe that’s hope?). To follow that up, we had Marriott surprise everyone by swooping in to snatch up Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Pizza in the News is back to discuss it. These changes are sure to cause a lot of confusion and disappointment amongst travelers. The folks at Fox News’ Happening Now had me back on today to discuss […]
In an era of high occupancy, hotels are finding ways to increase ancillary revenue even as rates are going up. Hilton is testing a new fee that won’t make many customers happy if it sticks around.
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 […]
A few weeks ago, Hilton announced they were awarding 1,000 free HHonors points for changing your password. I thought this was a really smart way to encourage folks to create more security on their account. Giving out 1,000 points is certainly an affordable way to deal with cyber-theft, especially since some of those miles will almost certainly go unused. The only problem was, Hilton wasn’t actually ready to have you change your password. They announced shortly after the initial release of info that people should wait…. Things appear to be […]