We bring you the news of two new AMEX Centurion lounges in DEN and LAX, some new airline routes to Europe, take you to some epic hikes, try the best airport beer, travel to India and Almaty in Kazakhstan and more for freeeeeeeeee!
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Did you all have a good weekend? We had a winter weather advisory in Michigan, cold and freezing rain, so much for Spring! So, let’s get this curated baby started!
Did you miss the awesome Sunday Best of Web post? Here it is again for you: TBB Best of Web: Spinal Tap, End of Reality, Too Tall Basketball Players, Moon, Paradise.
We had some big “news” in the credit card sales blogging world. AMEX decided to build new Centurion lounges in Denver and LAX. Bloggers always get excited to sell the Amex Platinum card which allows you to enter these lounges for
freeeeee $450 or $550, that is. At this rate, AMEX will cover 1/100th of big world airports, yawn…
Here are 10 new airline routes from the US to Europe. New routes may have award seats so you don’t have to search to death or hire a friendly blogger for its award booking service, especially the one who got you the miles with the freeeeee credit card you reached deeeep to meet the minimum spend.
This looks to be very helpful! New Southwest Airlines Flight Rebooking Process (Updated April 2018).
7 insane hikes with epic views. The one in Lebanon does look epic indeed!
Apparently, according to this article anyway, the best airport beer can be found at Stone Arch in the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport. Root Down in the Denver airport is also mentioned, along with a few others. Sorry no shocking videos!
Fascinating, I always wondered what those letters meant! The Secret Language of Ships.
This is really good stuff: Data Lords: The Real Story of Big Data, Facebook and the Future of News.
There are significant public questions about whether these uses of data are acceptable in privacy terms and whether society is well served by having news publications bled dry by the social platforms. But capitalism, like life, isn’t fair. This is classic Schumpterian creative destruction. For the moment, my point is only to illustrate that the data and targeting world is almost a universal negative for publishers. They may participate in it – to some degree because they don’t grasp how much it undercuts their livelihood but far, far more because they simply don’t have any choice. But the pervasive use of personal data for tracking and targeting ads is bad news for almost all publishers, but particularly those who try to develop premium brands and produce things of value which require significant investment to create.