You may not have flown on Air Serbia, but it is a legitimate airline with landing privileges in the United States. They are offering a crazy-low $227.06 round-trip fare from New York JFK to Sophia, Bulgaria this Fall and Winter.
The August 11, 2016 issue of the Wall St. Journal had a great article by Geoffrey A. Fowler about how to use your old iPhone and Android mobile phone. You may have a newer model, but the old one in the drawer still has a lot of useful capabilities.
Just update the operating system, plug it in so it’s continuously charging, and install one or more new apps.
Among the suggested uses:
Security Camera — The Manythings app lets your iPhone function as a smart security camera, notifying you by email if there is movement in its camera’s field of view.
International Travel Phone — Unlock your phone, then buy a local SIM card when you are traveling internationally.
Smart Alarm Clock — There are many apps to choose from.
TV Remote — For Android phones equipped with an IR port, you can get apps that let you control your TV / cable box / DVD player.
Digital Picture Frame — Use your old iPad or Android tablet to display photographs, either singly or as a slide show.
Second Monitor for Computer — Duet is a $20 app for Apple that lets your old device serve as a second monitor for your computer.
Car TV — Let kids in the back seat watch videos on your old iPad or iPhone.
Kitchen Helper — Get recipe app(s) for your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
This blog post tells everything you want to know about British Air Avios points.
The first portion of the post is concerned with the current 50% bonus promotion, then the remainder of the post tells how to use Avios to best advantage for travel on OneWorld airlines. It is very comprehensive.
Back in April Dan’s Deals posted a chart showing the number of frequent-flyer miles needed from travel from New York City to almost everywhere. Six airlines are included in the chart, as well as Coach and Business classes.
If you have frequent flyer miles, you should refer to this chart when planning a trip. If you have frequent flyer miles from several airlines, you really should refer to this chart.
It’s relatively easy to go a long distance by air, but often not so easy to travel the short distance from the airport to your hotel. This blog post gives good reasons why you should default to Lyft or Uber when arriving at an airport in an unfamiliar city.