Here are several other articles from around the travel web that I think you may find interesting:


I had little hope for a nugget of positive anything in United’s recent changes, but this is it. I plan to write a whole post (probably over on Miles to Memories) detailing exactly how United opened a lucrative backdoor option to still achieving top-tier status.

40K Far Away: Who went farthest? – Frequent Miler

If you didn’t follow the Frequent Miler #40ktoFarAway challenge, you really missed out. But you still can catch up through all their old posts! Even though Nick flew the farthest (spoiler!), I’m still most keen on Greg’s savvy use of the United Excursionist Perk. He gets my vote in their poll.

Ultimate Rewards Continue To Take Body Blows, Do They Still Reign Supreme? – Miles to Memories

I’ll always have an affinity for Ultimate Rewards (Hyatt!), but they have lost their allure at the top program to use. I’d much rather be earning 2 Membership rewards per dollar these days with my Blue Business Plus.

Passenger blunder forces Asiana Airlines plane to return to Hong Kong – South China Morning Post

It’s rather incredible that this sort of thing happens, given all the checks on an international flight. This is on the heels of a lady sneaking onto a Delta flight. This incident inconvenienced quite a few people. Guess if you miss your Jeju Air flight, just board the Asiana one?

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Check out the last roundup if you haven’t already. Feel free to comment here if you find other interesting points, miles, or travel stories!