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.
Here’s a quick spin through the week of aviation, my week in review of miles and points from Pizza in Motion: The 747 used to rule the skies, but more and more of them are ending up in airplane graveyards. As Virgin Atlantic continues eliminating them from their fleet, here’s a look at what their future fleet looks like. What happens when a mistake fare happens the other way? Meanwhile, is American Airlines going to stop awarding miles on mistake fares? Aer Lingus is returning to the oneworld alliance now […]
The 747 once ruled the international skies, dating back to global behemoths like Pan Am. Here’s an interesting look at Virgin’s fleet and game plan now that the 747s, a plane they’ve flown since the birth of their airline 30 years ago, are no longer in the picture.
Thanks to Mommy Points for pointing out the recent announcement regarding transfer bonuses from American Express Membership Rewards to British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. I don’t currently carry an American Express card that earns Membership Rewards points. I did for a long time but fell out of love with Membership Rewards. I carry a Starwood Preferred AMEX card which is one of my favorites and I’m happy to accrue there. But, after my sessions at the recent Frequent Traveler University in Tampa, FL, I realized I had a ton of […]
Southwest has released the 50,000 miles sign-up bonus for their credit card again. The offer may be somewhat targeted, but a fair amount of people are reporting success getting the offer. You can find more info here. If you don’t get the link that way, some of the travel bloggers like Million Mile Secrets still have 50K offer links on their sites. Loyalty Lobby has picked up a slightly unpleasant change in the Starwood Preferred Guest program. One of the hallmarks of the SPG program is the ability to transfer […]
Here’s what’s going on in the world of travel on a Thursday in March: View From The Wing details 2 50,000 point sign-up offers that may be of interest to readers, the Virgin Atlantic American Express and the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card. I’m not a collector of either of these currencies, but there are good reasons to get both. American Express Membership Rewards points are definitely flexible and hold reasonable value for many travelers. Virgin Atlantic is a bit more fringe based on the fact that they’re not […]