UPDATE: As of approximately 9:25pm EST United is reporting the ground stop has been lifted. United requested that the FAA issue a ground stop just over an hour ago, grounding all their domestic flights. A short time ago, that ground stop was extended until 9pm EST. Oh, and at least one news organization wasn’t told United changed their logo like 5 years ago. It’s a computer issue, one you hope would be resolved quickly. The last flights of the night are getting ready to depart for East Coast departures, though […]
The United Airlines MileagePlus shopping portal is offering 15 miles per dollar today only on a group of retailers that most folks will recognize. These aren’t second-rate merchants, and 15 miles per dollar is pretty darn awesome.
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.
I knew that my January was going to be brutal on the road. It performed as advertised and I’m exhausted. There’s still 10 days left and I still have another business trip. Sandwiched in between I’ll need to find time to build two Pinewood Derby cars and help plan a birthday party for my soon-to-be 6-year old son. Here’s hoping February slows down a bit. To that end, I’m running way behind on laying out hotel and airline elite status plans for 2017. I’m still working on my flight activity […]
Elite status is a finicky thing. Once you have it, the perks can be quite addictive. I’ve just started to get a taste of Hilton Diamond status with some recent stays. Now, I’m wondering if I’ve got another year to try it out….
These are some really nicely designed amenity kits. One of the most visually pleasing I’ve seen in a while. Take a look inside the new American Airlines Cole Haan amenity kits, including a pretty cool coupon.