New Blogs Worth Visiting

As though I don’t have enough on my plate! But both have real potential.

Shoes Off is a new BoardingArea blog by a TSA Screener (“TSA Tina”) and she’s rather funny and isn’t a total TSA apologist, either, she makes fun of passengers sure but she also comes down pretty hard on the Newark screener who wasn’t at his post when the student went airside to express love and the government cleared the terminal and re-screened everyone as a result. (Frank Lautenberg, by the way, is a moron — blame the screener don’t grandstand against the kid.)

Some other new miles and points blogs have appeared on the scene, Greekquentflyer and Ahlay Travel who today publishes the British Airways Gold elite US phone number, reporting that they don’t require you to enter your Executive Club number to reach them and skip the queues.

The business travel blog space was nearly empty when I started back in 2002. Now even the more niche miles, points, and elite status blogging is getting crowded, with folks like Points, Miles, and Martinis, Loyalty Traveler, the whole crew at, Wandering Aramean, TM Travel World, and MJ On Travel.

My first daily reads are still One Mile at a Time and Frugal Travel Guy. And sure, I branch outside of miles and points to stuff like Cranky Flier, but mostly I stick to my bread and butter.

I just wish that The Global Traveller, Randy, and Upgrade: Travel Better would post more.

Who am I forgetting?

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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