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Cheap Flights To Warm Places, Joining Trump Loyalty and Liquid Meth in Your Bra. Really

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.

The Week of Awesome Fare Deals Continues With Brazil and Hong Kong. The Best of the Rest For Friday, May 29th, 2015

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….

Pizza Week In Review For April 5, 2015

It was a busy week of posting while on vacation in Key West.  It’s back to home and the grinds of work and travel.  In case you missed any of it, here was the week in travel through my eyes: Probably the biggest news of the week was that the Club Carlson Visa will no longer come with a free night for every award stay.  I’m not a big follower of the program, and a good number of friends have encouraged me to get more interested.  Without exception, every one […]

81 Hours To Europe: Wrapping Up. Should I Do It Again?

Previous posts: A Running Start At Oslo And Copenhagen A Ride On The New 777-300ER From JFK To LHR A Running Start At Oslo And Copenhagen My First Spin Through T5 At London Heathrow Flight To Oslo Radisson Blu Plaza Oslo The NordicDO Flights A Quick Stop At The Radisson Blu Copenhagen Copenhangen To London, Trying For An Earlier Flight Copenhagen SAS And Contract Lounges, And A Surprise Upgrade LHR-JFK, Awake on American Airlines’ New 777-300ER Some quick stats on my trip: 10,591 miles flown (this includes an estimate of […]

Mileage Run vs. Ignorance. Ignorance Wins! I Heart Choice Plus Fares

I’d say I do this at least once every two years, maybe as frequently as once a year.  Be honest, after you’ve read my recap, have you ever done the same? I had a mileage run scheduled for today.  I was running behind on re-qualification for American Airlines Executive Platinum status, the status I covet most.  So, I booked a quick same-day turnaround from IAD to LAX and back.  I was leaving around 10am, would be back at 10pm and would have wifi the whole day so plenty of time […]