We have an SPG review, a Delta award sale, visit Beijing hutongs, a guide on dodging 5/24, an even more awesome Chase non automatic approval/reconsideration guide, go on spiritual travel, read an incredible identity theft story, how people hate airlines, a ridiculous fund manager, Pakistani hippies rolling joints, an update on our upcoming family vacation to the San Francisco area and more!
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Head for Points is doing some excellent reviews of each hotel program. Here come the facts for Starwood Preferred Guest SPG. And his opinion of the SPG program. And this is likely your last chance to status match in a fairly decent manner…as in just 9 nights for Gold or 18 nights for Platinum. Which can carry over to Marriott Rewards too. We will miss SPG so much.
Loyalty Lobby managed to find a list of all 1,175 (not a typo) IHG hotels that were basically hacked. Oh shoot…I see one I stayed in a few days after the affected period, ended. I can’t believe this company still uses 4 digit PINs, WTF!
Delta has a monthly award sale. This month is to South America. Must book by April 19! Good savings if you can find them seats, go!
Well, this is straight to the point: In Case It’s Not Clear, People Hate Airlines. And people really like low fares…too!
27 Spiritual Travel Experiences. An AFAR list. Some cool stuff in there.
What an “identity theft” story! Imagine living for years running into a person with the same name AND same birthday, what a nightmare! And then finally getting to meet this person in real life.
This had me rolling…A fund manager gets divorced and he claims “genius status” to the judge to save paying up, WTF! Anyways, the judge did not buy it. Shaking my head, genius? Some people are born assholes or do they develop to achieve it?
Short Investing Rules. I don’t agree with every single one. But it is a great little collection for sure.
What is it like living in a Beijing hutong?
Stand with the Pakistani hippies rolling up a joint in Karachi. In 1973. Wow.
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Unbelievable to see bloggers bitch about Delta closing the loophole (adding a Delta segment to a partner award) when they previously blogged about the loophole, amazing! Remember, they live for the clicks. I thank God every day I don’t have to live from my clicks. Because it would be impossible! Please laugh.
You know how I felt that the hideous pumping of posts about the United3411 incident was beyond ridiculous. I think the poster boys of Boarding Area, View From The Wing and One Mile at a Time, must have dedicated at least twenty posts on the subject. And they are still coming! We are talking WTF to infinity. Anyways, we now have a blogger introducing a month-long series on the United incident! Actually, this is a parody post and made me laugh!
What an awesome chart this is! I found in this reddit thread, thank you! Hey, I could be posting crap with baity shocking headlines to trick you to apply for credit cards but I don’t!
Got me the Fairmont San Francisco on Saturday night in our upcoming vacation to the San Francisco area. In a suite. Using my Visa night and one Platinum upgrade cert. By calling the Fairmont President’s Club Platinum line. I am going to miss them so much after Accor screws it all up sometime this year #sosad. Update: Heck, got the Fairmont Claremont as well in a suite too! Free. Then, in a fit of burning rage , I burned
220k 264,000 Club Carlson points in a Country Inn and Suites at Sunnyvale for 5 straight 6 nights only to find out it is just 1.2 miles away from where son will be staying lol. For the latest update on how our upcoming vacation in the San Francisco area is coming together please click HERE.
And I leave you with this…Children, really?
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