We bring you another SPG promo, how Air Berlin is bleeding, Toledo Cleveland comeback is on, learn about pink flamingos, more on budget airline expansion, learn more about investing stuff, go snow boarding in North Korea, beat on some bloggers because this is what critics do, they don’t kiss asses…oh wait, maybe that is why this blog is not getting many clicks, oh the injustice of it all…
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With Air Berlin in bankruptcy, Oneworld Alliance Has a New Hole in Its European Network. Especially if Lufthansa steps in…At this point, scratch Air Berlin on any plans. Even American Airlines took them off their award search engine!
Lets get some news to you to underline the fact that the deep discount airlines are on a giant roll:
Sun Country Airlines to expand and go the budget/Spirit route. I wonder why they are doing this——–>$$$$$.
And Cleveland will get Icelandair direct flights to Keflavic, Iceland. Another way to get to Europe…sometimes I wonder why we bother with miles if the trend continues…
This appeals to Michigan based readers. Surprise! Toledo Express Airport will now have direct flights to Charlotte. On American Airlines. Maybe there will be some award space…
Video about North Korea, yes another one! The shots in the ski resort are great. The men are annoying as hell, I wish they shut up and just let the cameras roll (HT: ABC).
What a fantastic article! The Unsolvable Puzzle. TBB must read! We all evolve!
Think about the investment factors that have changed in just the last 20 years.
Private equity assets have gone from $600 billion to more than $5 trillion. The number of public companies has halved. Index funds have attracted effectively all public equity asset flows. Annual reports went from being sent in the mail to being scanned for keywords by supercomputers. The cost of storing industrial amounts of data went from millions of dollars on rack servers to thousands of dollars in the cloud. Social media connects what used to be walled off. Stocks went from being traded by humans to high-frequency traders, and now the HFTs have competed themselves down to zero profits. The Federal Funds rate averaged 6.5% from 1960 to 2000. Now it’s been below 1% for 105 of the last 188 months.
The investing industry is filled with brilliant people and terrible results. The reason is that the field has less to do with the kind of knowledge that makes a good physicist, and more to do with the rare intellectual flexibility and nimbleness that makes a good flu vaccine researcher.
How the Plastic Pink Flamingo Became an Icon. “I didn’t know that” is a common phrase from TBB readers. I wished they came together with $ clicks woohoo!
Beware of smartphones! Big Idiot Drives Into Even Bigger Sinkhole Because He Was Staring at His Phone.
Back in the 1930s they had a cocktail vending machine, this is what it looked like! #wow
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Loyalty Lobby repeating the sensationalized click bait crap of the two poster boys of Boarding Area (VFTW and OMAAT) days later is a bit much…
I think VFTW, OMAAT and their biggest fan boy Live and Let’s Fly use the same ghost writer. No evidence. Just thinking out loud.
Oh oh I hope I did not cause a travel blogger to decide to start blogging about how to help family and friends to travel for free. GlobalGaz did a post pushing signup links of FTU and “mega” hacker Nomadic Matt selling his hacking book with a bonus you guys: five (of seven) interviews with bloggers in the TBB Blogs To Ignore list. Sad! If Nomadic Matt is a hacker I am the sexiest man alive!
So boring out there in the miles and points blogs….zzzzzz.
The Irving Thomas trade in the NBA #wow.
And I leave you with this….
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