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This Week’s Travel News With God Save The Points!

We’ve been working on some format changes for my NowBoarding podcast the past couple of months.  One of the formats we’re trying is a weekly news format.  That’s what we had on tap this week.  I invited Gilbert from God Save The Points to do a quick recap of the best stories in travel from the past week.  We talked for about 15 minutes, just long enough to give you a taste of what we think you should be reading.  Whether you download the episode on iTunes or listen to […]

THE END: WOW Air Cancels All Flights

This is sad to see, but appeared inevitable for some time now.  WOW Air is (was?) an Iceland-based carrier that provided low-cost service between many cities in the US and Europe.  Their purple planes stuck out amongst more bland liveries at airports.  However, they’ve been in financial distress for quite some time.  They failed to get a deal done with two different airlines as a last resort in the past week, which meant they were pretty much out of moves. Well, this morning it appears that they have canceled all […]

WOW Air Begins Its Final Chapter

Maybe I’m calling this one a bit early, but it looks like the brightly colored purple planes of WOW Air are very quickly going to become a memory.  On Friday, they announced that their most recent attempt to attract a buyer (Indigo Partners, who has experience in the industry) had failed. At the same time, they announced that they had entered talks with IcelandAir again.  They said that they expected those talks to conclude by today (Monday). I’ve been in the business world long enough to be able to translate this.  WOW […]

Cheap Flights To Iceland And Hawaii And Ten Things To Know About JetBlue

The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles and 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.