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Did you miss my posts over the weekend? I asked for help putting together a vacation to the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday and I had the usual feature of Three Links I Love that are never just three on Sunday. They say internal links are good for this SEO thing or something. I won’t do weekly summaries, I don’t want to waste your valuable time.
Marriott Rewards is one loyalty program I never bothered. I think I did get the Marriott Visa many years ago. When I got back in it I booked a Marriott property right next to a conference hotel on Hotels.com and it was just awful, wifi did not work and then something was growing in the curtains…yikes. For some reason, these guys always win these frequent flyer/guest awards…which I find ridiculous. No I am not angry, I just call it as I see it, always. Without integrity lol. Anyways, where was I going with this? With Marriott buying Starwood, we will have to endure Marriott from now on. So, here is a good synopsis of the Marriott Rewards facts and an opinion about its program which I mostly agree with.
Hertz is changing…a lot! Will you love or hate Hertz Ultimate Choice? I see I am down to “Five Star” status now…not that I rent often…I just like to maximize my experience when I do, which is the point of hacking, right? Please note that this pick your car from the lot thingie is only available in these locations (scroll to the bottom of the page!).
Apparently, this 72 hour China no visa thing does not work as advertised in Beijing, beware! So, choose Sanghai over Beijing then? 🙂
How Technology Has Failed to Improve Your Airline Experience. So true and…so sad really (HT: Sam). Interesting idea and…good luck with that!
A bigger disruption would come from altering how we pay for airfares. In the same way that Netflix changed the DVD business by charging a monthly fee, some consultants argue that a membership fee could radically improve flying.
“We’ve prototyped a subscription airline in the past, and it basically gets the airline out of the business of reducing service for offering the lowest fares,” said Devin Liddell, the principal brand strategist for Teague, a design firm that works with Boeing and other transportation companies.
Cat videos, United incident videos, fake news….so much bullshit online. And then…the internet birthed a young vaping god. Yeah, vaping…I had to look it up. Apparently, you do shit with smoke. Well, at least the dude has some real talent at something…
A long time ago, I had featured here a case of an investment adviser in a small Canadian town who just vanished one day. Apparently, he scammed many people. Well, after running away for 528 days…he had enough and turned himself in. How can people do this just baffles me…greed and stupidity. Some greedy bloggers will say it is about personal responsibility. How about personal responsibility to do the right thing all the time and not harm others mother frackers? Ok TBB, breathe breathe…
The huge and really sad contrasts of life in the North Korea China border.
From North Korea to…a Town Forgotten in Cairo, Illinois (HT: PFD). This is urban devastation and decline at its “finest”. So so sad. Democrats must find a way to help these towns, they felt abandoned. Don’t get me started how these people ever thought that Trump really gives a shit about them…which is a whole another argument by itself!
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View from the Wing and many other blogs are STILL writing about the United3411 incident #barf. I think Gary Leff is now
nearing over 20 posts about it, WTF!
There is a LOT of ghost writing that goes on behind the blog scene. Maybe insider Deep Throat has something to add in the comments? #hint
The San Francisco Bay Area summer vacation is coming together in my mind, thanks to your amazing input! Here is my latest thinking about it…#developing
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