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.
If you read my post yesterday about some of the humorous epic fails from our trip, you may have gotten the impression that some more time planning that trip would have likely removed some of the self-inflicted road blocks. The reality is that I need a few more hours in the day to keep up with everything on my plate. Who doesn’t? While I was on the road in Europe for the last two weeks, I did my best to keep up on blogging as well as reading all the […]
In case you missed it, here’s the Pizza Week in Review, including posts on Uber in Hong Kong, TripAdvisor hopping into bed with Marriott, the crazy valuations for Uber and Airbnb, American Airlines getting scolded for doing the right thing and more….
The awesome week of fare sales caps off with Brazil and Hong Kong added to the list. There’s news on more US customs pre-clearance airports in the works and the possibility that we may have a new LaGuardia before hell freezes over. The Best of the Rest….
Doug Parker was interviewed recently by Business Travel News. There were a couple of nuggets for people trying to get a sense of what’s coming up as the merger progresses. The loyalty programs will be combined in the first 6 months of 2015. From the customer standpoint, what’s the next major milestone to be reached in the merger? There are a series of them, but the next major one will be the integration of the frequent-flyer programs. They’re separate today, and we’re planning to integrate those [in the first half […]
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway today for a free American Airlines Admirals Club day pass. My favorite airline, American, is announced new service to Asia. View From the Wing has all the details, but here’s a summary: New Dallas-Shanghai service scheduled for summer 2014. New Dallas-Hong Kong service on the new 777-300ER also scheduled for summer 2014. They’re ending JFK-Haneda service this fall. They’re expanding service on the new 777-300ER out of Miami. Both London and Sao Paolo to be added. Best news of all. Retrofits of the existing […]