Summer Hull and Richard Kerr are two of my favorite people in travel. They’re both family travelers, like me. But, they’re also wickedly smart about so much in the world of travel. And, they both said they had some time to podcast this week. That usually means comedy, great advice and trouble all rolled into one. This episode was no exception! There’s talk about year-end status runs, both in airline and hotels. And, there’s all the normal travel craziness to discuss, including a hotel program you’re probably not paying attention […]
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.
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 […]
Frequent Traveler University has announced the full schedule for the upcoming event, April 17-19th at DFW airport. Tickets are still on sale for this event. Register here. Here’s the full list of speakers: Gary Leff, View From The Wing Summer Smith-Hull, Mommy Points Ben Schlappig, One Mile At a Time Seth Miller, Wandering Aramean Daraius & Emily, Million Mile Secrets Tiffany Funk, One Mile At a Time Greg Davis-Kean, Frequent Miler Matthew Klint, Live And Let’s Fly Drew Macomber, Travel Is Free Stefan Krasowski, Rapid Travel Chai Scott Mackenzie & […]
I was nominated a couple of days ago by Randy Petersen to take the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. For those newsletter subscribers reading this, you’ll need to click through to see the embedded videos. I just had surgery and needed to get something to protect it from getting wet (doctor’s orders!), and since I’m one-handed, needed to enlist the help of my kids to complete the challenge! I’ll be making a $100 donation and I nominated: Jeff Zidell, VP of Hyatt Gold Passport Summer from Mommy Points Scott from […]
I got a bit more info on how the Hyatt #MakeVegasYours promotions will work. There will be weekly contests on the site. Everyone is eligible to enter by posting your responses on your Facebook page or Twitter feed using the #MVYEntry. There are also two giveaways Hyatt is sponsoring right now as part of this promo that are super easy to win. For a chance to win 75,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points, enter this contest at View From The Wing by Saturday, July 19th. Mommy Points has a $250 M […]
Here’s what I find interesting on a quiet Sunday morning in the travel world: Norwegian Air has been offering some incredibly low fares between the US and Europe, much to the chagrin of their competitors. Now, the airlines and their unions are ganging up on them to try and bring it to a halt. Choice Hotels is offering a promo where two stays earns you enough points for a $50 gift card to a variety of merchants. View From the Wing counters the argument made by Matt at Saverocity regarding […]
Thanks to everyone who attended my seminars at Frequent Traveler University in Seattle. I’ve uploaded my slides so you can view my presentations at Slide Share. I’m happy to answer any questions on my presentations.
The next Frequent Traveler University has been announced for April 25th-27th, 2013 in Seattle! Details: Purchase Tickets Here See Who’s Going And Discuss What You Want To Learn Special $99 Rate At Seattle Airport Marriott (host hotel) If you haven’t been to a Frequent Traveler University, it’s a cross between a boot camp and a cocktail party friends. There’s plenty to be learned and new friends to meet. When I first started to get interested in mileage game I hung out on bulletin boards and read lots of threads. […]