We let some steam off about the United Mistake Fare, learn of the ridiculous Hilton HHonors Lifetime Diamond qualification criteria, learn how to properly use Softcard, get some free Gogo, visit Seoul and the Kowloon Walled City and more!
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Hilton HHonors Lifetime Diamond Status Requirements Published – Loyalty Lobby Ok, you know I spend lots of time in Feedly. So, when I saw this…magically I saw many Titan bloggers suddenly write about it too! Coincidence? You decide! I bet they were all busy massaging their main plastic merchandise!
The Cheapest Way to Get Up and Running With Softcard Mobile Wallet – Milenomics This is not for me and probably not for you. But for the ones who may be interested and qualify, this is very well written!
If you have these Amex cards: Business Centurion® or Business Platinum Card® or Corporate Centurion® Card, Corporate Platinum Card®,Corporate Gold Card or Executive Gold Corporate Card you can now load your Gogo account with 10 day wifi passes so you can waste even more time online even while flying! (HT to Doctor of Credit).
Surreal hyperlapse of Seoul – Matador Network Wow, surreal and magnificent!
26 photos of Hong Kong’s chaotic Kowloon Walled City, once the most crowded place on earth Absolutely mesmerizing pictures!
When underperforming the S&P 500 is a good thing – Investment News Excellent article. The market is NOT just the S&P 500 or the Dow!
The Greatest Display of Shooting You Will See Today – Twisted Sifter DID THIS JUST HAPPEN????
Ok, let’s talk about what dominated the blogwaves. Yep ladies and gents, yet another mistake fare. This one by United and you had to pretend you were in Denmark and you could fly from Europe to the US on business and first for obscenely low prices. I have seen this movie before. It is discovered on FlyerTalk, a Titan blogger puts it out (thanks a lot View From The Wing) and then all hell breaks loose as every wannabe blogger feels they have to put it out there to let their readers know, to inform them while hoping this will generate amazing traffic they can monetize in some way in the future. But you clearly know it is all over when the mainstream media takes a hold of it. It’s the same old story every time. The excitement, the frenetic clicking to book trips (were you doing it on company time, come on now!), then the inevitable bragging. But when mainstream media gets involved the writing is on the wall. And then, BANG, United decides not to honor and the ridiculous indignation and foaming at the mouth of this latest injustice committed by a faceless public company in the name of, get this, its shareholders! I say/tweet (sometimes no difference!): “How about some personal responsibility from Titan bloggers who encouraged readers to book the UA mistake fare. How about suing THEM instead?” Even Business Insider wrote about it. But when Business Insider does a FOLLOW up on its story you know that this “deal” was doomed from the start! Well, while investigating this story TBB staff (of one) identified the Million Mile Secrets ghost writer. Who else could write this story, look at the arrows!!!
Meanwhile, One Mile at a Time continues on the Barcelona W hotel incident with his mom. If I were his mom, I will tell him not to bother me anymore leaving me alone the only night in Barcelona, thanks a lot. Anyways, we get more updates on the loss of her purse. Or theft. Or whatever. And is it just me or isn’t he playing the big blogger card to get more concessions/compensations/freebies/publicity out of this? At this point I wonder if this will surpass the number of blog posts written about the other mega event of the last 12 months: the Korean Air macadamia nut “indident” (now at 12 blog posts, I am sure we have not seen the end of it yet!).
Oh, for the mistake fares. If you did it please let it go. Don’t be a douchebag and, you know that is coming, do not bring up class action lawsuits and crap like that. If you go that route, do it for the right reasons, like age discrimination #wink #LOL.
I kept only the “best” of the most biased pumps of yesterday…
TBB intern slacking:
Thank you for reading and supporting my blog by clicking the crap out of my $$ links! Proof why I suck in pumping. I tweeted this earlier today trying to pump my links up! “The more you click on my links the higher the probability United will reverse its decision to not honor today’s mistake fare.” Thanks to the reader who got the AA Platinum card from me, when this happens I feel Titanic for sure lol!