What’s next for passengers inflight? When will faster internet arrive? How much more will it cost?
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 […]
JetBlue’s fabulous Mint service is coming to the Caribbean. HT: CrankyFlier JetBlue is also offering double points on all transcon flights for the next two months. I don’t collect TrueBlue points, but that’s a pretty solid value for a revenue-based program. Why American Airlines believes it was right to cancel those $0 China fares if the reservation was “held” but not ticketed. I think it’s a compelling argument. Matthew does a bunch of research to arrive at the ultimate conclusion. This is entirely different from the airline’s obligation to honor […]
From Southwest’s website: It doesn’t take long to get up to 10,000 feet, so it’s not like Southwest is millions of miles ahead of Gogo. But, since they have ubiquitous satellite Wifi on planes (unlike UA or AA’s and DL’s ground-based wifi) they get to trumpet this achievement a few steps ahead of at least United Airlines. And, setting aside my own preference to fly carriers other than Southwest, $8 per day for wifi is pretty darn reasonable considering the competition. $5 movies on your devices isn’t quite as good […]
I posted quickly yesterday some initial thoughts on the lawsuit that the US Department of Justice filed to block the American Airlines/US Airways merger. I spent some more time yesterday and this morning and have a few more things to offer up. I went through the full text of the complaint last night (just over 50 pages) and carved out some items I think represent DOJ’s main thoughts here as well as some items I disagree with. Keep in mind I was never strongly in favor of the merger so […]