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Breaking and Shocking News! Virgin America airline actually turned a profit in last quarter. You know the landscape has changed radically even when Virgin America makes money!
What are the two double landlocked countries in the world? Per this article by Gunnar Garfors on Media and Travel, they are: “Liechtenstein in Europe is surrounded by two landlocked countries; Switzerland and Austria while Uzbekistan in Asia is surrounded by five, all of them are stan countries (ending with “stan”). They are Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan”
Gunnar is on a roll with the World’s 10 Busiest Air routes:
Why do some people care so much about the food served by airlines?
Rapid Travel Chai does North Korea…again. The Military Parade
Old timers at this know about how to get Star Alliance Gold by crediting mileage to the Greek airline Aegean. If you managed to make it, make sure you credit some flight activity to your account before 36 months go by because it appears that Aegean will indeed shut down your account. For the details on this deal see this concise post by DansDeals.
ON MY MIND
I am still going through all the pictures from the vacation…
ODDZ & ENDZ
30 Smart Answers To Tough Interview Questions. Just in case any reader is interviewing…these are some great answers!
Note: This section is intended for long time readers and miles/points addicts who follow the blogs in this space. Readers not familiar with this crazy hobby could skip this section!
What is it with blogs posting news releases as is by travel companies (mostly hotels?). What is the point, I don’t get it!
I have no idea why a whole bunch of Las Vegas hotels started following my Twitter account yesterday!
Same old non stop pimping of the SPG Amex cards going on all around the blogosphere. Well, at least it is not the Chase Ink Bold/Plus cards; thank God I don’t have to read AGAIN that I can earn 5x points at office supply stores! These bloggers are so so helpful to help my family and my friends fly for free. I am seeing 11 ways to use spg points, 10 faq’s about the limited spg offer, etc. Even Johnny Jet is in the act too!
Frugal Travel Guy (the blog) is on daily credit card pitch #876 or it sure feels like it!
The Million Mile Secrets Friday interviewee had her “Welcome MMS Readers” post up hours before it was officially Friday:-)
Delta Points decided to answer questions (of course there are some pushing credit cards, come on!) and then had a second post with all loving messages from readers. I could do that here…but I won’t. I am not into that kind of stuff! Of course bloggers can post whatever they want in their own blogs and I am free to express whatever pops into my mind when I review them because, ya know, TBB reviews blogs!
You know that earning/manufactured spend (whatever you want to call it) is out of control when Marathon Man at Flyertalk says this: “I remember being shunned on here for being someone who admitted (posted) about being shut down by several things. Now it seems everybody is from something or another!“ So true, so true:-)
What’s the biggest mistake investors make when evaluating a fund?
Investors make many mistakes when evaluating funds.
- Only considering funds that make it to “Top 10 Funds to buy now” lists that regularly appear in the media
- Judging the funds only based on past performance and/or Morningstar star ratings
- Selling the funds too fast when a manager hits a rough spot (it should be expected)
- Not giving high enough importance to the fund’s expenses
- Not looking into how a particular manager fared in both bull and bear markets
- Not looking to see if the current manager was at the helm for the entire 10-year stellar record
But by far the biggest mistake investors make when evaluating a fund, in my humble opinion, is performance chasing!