We bring you a change for Delta Diamonds, visit Midwest breweries, read Spirit & World of Hyatt CEO interviews, thought leader Twitter fights, reiterate that New York City airports suck, learn about how to book award travel with Korean Air SKYPASS, Air Berlin imploding even more, go to Galapagos to go postal, marvel at Saturn, choke in Dust Bowls, rip some blogger “experts” with their non sense including bodily fluids and spinning ridiculous Delta changes as wins (WTF!!!!!!), the Emily baby is so mysterious, my wife’s car broke down and it was a 3+ hour ordeal towing it…why me? For the record, I am the unofficial miles and points blog critic and take a lot of crap. As all critics do! Biggest compliment ever given to me was “you are our BS filter”…I dig it. Be well.
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Good reference post, it replaces the other one I had in my files. How to Book Award Travel With Korean Air SKYPASS.
I am shocked no other airline has stepped up to take over Air Berlin. That just goes to show you in what horrible state the company is amid industry over capacity problems too. Shoot, I am not an expert. I just have a blog. I guess I could try to pass of as one by doing an overly long bio and splashing everywhere what an expert I really am. Which is a bunch of BS. But hey, anyone can pass of as aviation expert these days. Whatever. Oh wait, Air Berlin came out with the bad news…Tick, tack…
Delta will now require $250,000 in credit card spend to waive the Skymiles Diamond Elite requirement. From $25,000. LOL. Will this lead to less credit cards being sold by bloggers? Nope. More on that in the BLOG BUZZ section 🙂
If you are interested in aviation and stuff like that, you would find the interview of the Spirit Airlines CEO more interesting than most of the click bait shit polluting bandwidth all over the place in the blogosphere…And here is part two of the interview. I declare The Cranky Flier a true travel thought leader 🙂
Things change and New York’s Airports are Still the Worst. It is getting a little better but, you know, La Guardia!
Some readers are into beer so you may like this one: 30 Best Breweries in the Midwest.
A French chef had enough of the Michelin stars crap! Acclaimed French chef asks to be stripped of three Michelin stars.
You know who I can’t stand even more than self proclaimed travel thought leaders and experts? Market Gurus! This anniversary is a reminder that some market gurus are full of it. If you get your investing advice from CNBC or Jim Cramer I am sorry for you. Best thing to do is to resist this crap and mess less with your portfolio. Easy? No way! I was once told by a prospective client that my investing style is not exciting. I stopped myself from laughing at his face, gently veered the meeting to an end, went outside and shook my head to oblivion. Some people just can not be helped. Sadly, this is a big chunk of the population. They probably click on credit card apps and shocking videos from Titan blogs too LOL.
The final image of Saturn from the Cassini mission.
This is great: This Is the World’s Most Unusual Post Office. It’s in one of the Galapagos Island, you can be a mail carrier too!
The Dust Bowl of the 1930s. We have all seen some of these pictures but here is a little more about them.
This section is for advanced level hobbyists and veteran blog readers & personal rants & stuff
If you see Grant, tell him it will be okay. It is a bank phase. It will pass. Or maybe not. My 8 Credit Card App-O-Rama Results (Mostly Bad News).
The new World of Hyatt guy who replaced Jeff Zidell was everywhere giving interviews. So many softball questions, zzzzz.
I got pissed on by View From The Wing. After he posted a post about piss because, deep down, he is a 13 year old at heart (his words). Amazing how 13 year olds think so often about bodily fluids and credit cards hey? Just going to drop these here, I could be posting about how CSP is my favorite card reason #897 woohoo!
Encourage Gary to write about credit card churning and put it on the headline! I hope no more shocking videos for your sake! Actually, the rest of the posts yesterday were decent. Improving the hobby, thank you very much. Oh, it won’t last long, you will see 🙂
A blog in the TOP of my Blogs To Ignore list is RenesPoints. No worries, it will remain on the top. I find that blog so offensive I steer clear because I do not want to ruin my day! Anyways, a blog reader sent me screenshots of what was posted on the blog about the Delta $250k decision. Thank you dear reader for reconfirming why I steer clear! Amazing but, please sit down, the blogger raved how “we won”, how “thrilled” he is with this change, you should have all Delta Amex cards which he sells, you can learn how to do all this spend at the Chicago Seminars if he attends his session, can always go to his mileage run (LOL) advice if you are such a lowly human being not to be able to spend $21k each month which he can do in his sleep (LOL), it is going to be an amazing
Diamond Elite credit card selling year you guys. Breaking: Reader let me know the RP site is losing Amex affiliate links. Last time this happened all mentions of Amex cards just vanished and all links led to the other affiliate credit card links of the site, even after the link was labeled “Amex Cards”. Amazing! I still have my Amex links #winning. Waaaaaait, there is more! Blogger says he now can finally post what Amex does not want you to know. So basically, in a sense, all posts to date with Amex credit care links was stuff Amex wanted you to know because….#conversions. Nothing surprises me anymore…
I don’t understand how Million Mile
ShutdownSecrets (MMS in TBBish) was bought for millions by Bankrate (wild guess in the ball park). The pic below, this pose, what does it all mean? WTF! Oh, by the way, the CSP card won. The CSP always wins. Most over rated card…with the highest sales commission, THINK!
MMS followed up by a blog post about buying baby stuff with, of course, travel rewards credit cards. Of course, Emily’s baby was mentioned! Hey, whatever can get readers to click on them credit cards! Suggestion: If you want to sell baby items, you know, having Emily pose pregnant may help. Sooooooo many pics of Emily but none pregnant. None! I am shaking my head. I got to move on. So, to wrap it up, Emily gets baby, Emily gets dog, Daraius gets more facial hair, TBB gets all their CSP clicks #winning (that fourth one is a fantasy, thanks for your support!).
I look back at this work and I feel so underpaid! You know I had to zip in that whining because it helps me feel better about myself 🙂
And I leave you with this…Rene about to sue TBB 🙂
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