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Braniff, Awesome! Who Does That Overhead Bin Belong To? The Best Of The Rest on August 9, 2015

Don’t forget I’m giving away two months of your own free travel assistant to everyone. 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 […]

More Discounts To Europe, Up To 6,000 Miles For A Hotel Booking and New Southwest Routes To Cool Places. The Best Of The Rest For Friday, May 22, 2015

More discounted fares to Europe, big hotel booking bonuses from Kaligo and a whole bunch of new Southwest routes to cool places.

Cheap Busch Gardens And Sea World Tickets Today Only

Today’s Daily Getaway offer features discounted Busch Gardens and Sea World tickets. 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 […]

Breaking Down Week 4 Of Daily Getaways

There are plenty of deals to be had in Week 4 of Daily Getaways.  With the exception of the Hyatt Daily Getaway in Week 3, this is one of the strongest all-around weeks. There are also still some offers left from previous weeks.  You can find my Week 1 recap here, and my Week 2 recap here. 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 […]

How Many Tax Dollars Went To Subsidizing PEOPLExpress?

The story may not be over but there hasn’t been a whole lot of news since PEOPLExpress grounded its “fleet” a little over a month ago.  At that time, I forecasted that we had likely heard the end of PEOPLExpress.  Since then, you could say they’ve made progress, but it’s still hard to say. It appears they secured a “wet lease”, where they lease planes from another carrier, but that requires DOT approval.  While they’ve begun that process, there’s no firm timeline.  So, thing are indefinitely on hold while PEOPLExpress […]

Things I Find Interesting: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 Edition

Hyatt purchased the Peabody Hotel in Orlando.  I’ve stayed at the Peabody in Memphis, where they share the tradition with the Orlando property of the ducks in the lobby fountain.  It’s a cool tradition they practice daily.  The Peabody in Orlando is a massive convention hotel, some 1600 rooms.  I’ve heard the property is in great shape and I’m sure I would consider it if I was in Orlando for a convention.  But, I enjoyed my stay at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress which is right around the corner from Disney […]