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Some good info about Hyatt in this post: Borrowing Hyatt top tier status.
A complete guide to the Amtrak Guest Rewards program. Very relevant as there is a new Bank of America Amtrak card offer for 30,000 Amtrak points. BestOffersPatrol saw that and deleted the 20k offer from the list with the best offers available with my links.
Yesterday we posted about that surprise expansion announcement by Frontier Airlines. Cranky Flier is not buying it. Interesting perspective. I like this type of content instead of sensational farting incident click bait content coming from some of the Boarding Area blogs…For Michigan based flyers, please note Frontier will have a direct Detroit – Miami flight and Grand Rapids – Orlando flight. Time will tell how many of all these new flights will stick.
Wait, is there a theme here you guys with all these low cost airlines? We have another one joining the TATL arena, its name is Primera Air between Newark and London Stansted with plans to expand to Boston and Paris and Birmingham UK soon. More competition is good I guess. Watch them low low fares because, you know, they are NEVER as low as advertised in the end!
Waaaaaait, we are not done yet! Air France is launching JOON. Well, actually they are not going to be a low cost airline. Coming to you starting in August 2018. Lets make something clear what they are trying to do here:
Joon is especially aimed at a young working clientele, the millennials (18 to 35 year-olds), whose lifestyles revolve around digital technology. This new brand has been entirely designed to meet their requirements and aspirations, with an authentic and connected offering that stands out in the world of air transport.
You see that moving so violently? It’s my head. I do that when I go WTFing!
Private island for Romantic Retreats. These look nice…When they buy me out I can spend a week in one of them. Actually, since I have not been to the Maldives do I get to call myself a legit travel hacker huh?
UNESCO announced 21 new World Heritage sites.
1. Aphrodisias, Turkey
2. Asmara, Eritrea
3. Assumption Cathedral and Monastery of Sviyazhsk, Russia
4. Caves and ice age art in the Swabian Jura, Germany
5. Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town, Palestine
6. Historic city of Yazd, Iran
7. Kujataa Greenland, Denmark
8. Kulangsu, China
9. Mbanza Kongo, Angola
10. Sacred Island of Okinoshima, Japan
11. Taputapuātea, center of the “Polynesian Triangle”, French Polynesia
12. Tarnowskie Góry, lead-silver-zinc mine, Poland
13. Sambor Prei Kuk temple zone, Cambodia
14. English Lake District, United Kingdom
15. Valongo Wharf, archeological site, Brazil
16. Venetian Works of Defense, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro
17. Khomani Cultural Landscape, South Africa
18. Landscapes of Dauria, Mongolia, Russia
19. Los Alerces National Park, Argentina
20. Qinghai Hoh Xil, China
21. Historic city of Ahmedabad, India
Why I hate Adverbs. By one of the best personal finance writers out there. I LOVED the table of an adverb, what it ought to mean and what it actually does mean when we see it. For example:
|Adverb||What it ought to mean||What it does mean|
|Actually||I’ve analyzed objective, long-term evidence to arrive at a fair conclusion||In my opinion|
|Certainly||The probability is 100%||Maybe|
Laibach is a weird band that dates back to my rocking youth days. I like weird stuff but these guys have always been a little out there, even for my own taste! So, when they are chosen to be the first band to do a rock concert in North Korea…well, what can I say? Weird is turned way up, WAY UP! I enjoyed the movie, especially seeing the North Koreans with their own WTF face expressions!
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Are you coming to my party tonight in Ann Arbor? As we begin the festivities of the Ann Arbor Art Fair DO. 13th annual, wow! All the Titans did their first presentation here…Should I do a live blogging of it again? Oh wait, I don’t post on Saturdays. Or maybe I will just once #developing. Depends on the hangover lol.
So Citi and Paypal announced a partnership, you can use ThankYou points as a payment option…Like anyone cares, really? Same with Hyatt changing its Best Rate Guarantee to just $50 future credit from 20-% off, zzzzzzz.
Lending Tree acquired MagnifyMoney. Why should you care you may ask? Because MagnifyMoney.com owns MileCards. com. For $39.5 million. And this is why Ingy sold sooooo soon lol. Lets see if MileCards continues the high quality of their content. Sometimes I feel like the biggest moron in the blog land with everyone cashing in and me laboring away in sweat…and stuff like that. (WTFing going in the background…). Note:
MagnifyMoney makes the majority of its revenues from affiliate referrals from some of the products that it reviews.
Miles To Memories is hiring a part time contributor.
And I leave you with this. Hmmmmm….
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