We bring you more news how AA Shutdowns Accounts, a Seychelles Travel Guide, the Aging Tsunami, Hipmunk Shuts Down, Another Blog Sells Out, register for Radisson Rewards and Kimpton promotions, introduce you to Tempo, yet another Hilton brand, get into your head with Headspace at a Hyatt near you, AA comes dead last in an airlines scorecard, where to eat in 2020, 12 investing sins, best foreign films of the decade, learn why so many people in Vietnam have the same last name, freak out with all the Amish sex abuse, laugh at Rickrolling, amazing ocean photography, United continues to match AA in suckiness and lots more! Enjoy the weekend, see you Monday…maybe!
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MILES & POINTS
Bloggers gone nuts about the Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card offer for 100k points. And of we course we have the Southwest personal cards offering 75k points. Do your due diligence and if you decide you (or someone close to you who you can vouch for to handle this) can still get the card, please consider supporting my blog by using my links. Gracias!
Register for the latest Radisson Rewards promotion HERE. Earn up to 150,000 bonus points for all of your personal stays completed now through March 31, 2020, including Award Night and Points + Cash redemption stays. This is probably one of the best hotel promotions in recent years IF you can do lots of one night stays in a cheap hotel. Remember, the cheapest hotel in this program costs 9,000 points. And yes, award stays DO count! Heck, if you can do 15 separate one night stays in a 9k hotel you can PROFIT. I want to apologize in advance if Radisson Rewards changes the terms of the offer lol.
So you apply for a Chase credit card. And then you…wait. Here is How to Check Your Chase Credit Card Application Status. I remember the days when these apps were instant approvals.
There is a Kimpton sale where you can earn 10,000 IHG Rewards per night. Limited selection of hotels and of course limited time, check out the offer details HERE.
Dear readers, I present to you the new Hilton Hotels brand: Tempo. Apparently, it is described, please contain your enthusiasm, as…”designed for the rhythm of life“. Lol, sure.
This does not have much to do with miles and points but it does deal with one of our favorite hotel chains: Hyatt’s Partnership With Headspace Elevates Wellness Strategy. Whazzup with all this wellness stuff over at Hyatt? Maybe they are on to something?
The new Headspace partnership will give guests complimentary access to Headspace content via in-room TVs. That could include short meditations, soothing sounds to encourage sleep and expert guidance from Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe, a former monk. World of Hyatt members will have access to meditation and mindfulness content during their stay through the loyalty club app. They will also be able to receive exclusive Headspace member offers. [Hmmm, okay then!]
American Airlines, really? #SAAAAAAD!
Fantastic travel/foodie resource! Where To Eat in 2020: The Best Travel Cities for Street Food and Restaurants in 2020. Bon appetit! There are some interesting places on the list, like Milwaukee and Pristina!
Seychelles Travel Guide. Looks very nice. One of these days I am going to burn some Hilton points there.
Another epic travel link for you: 52 Places to Go in 2020.
Many have been using metasearch site hipmunk. Sad to report they are shutting down 🙁
Pretty good take on personal finance: 12 Investment Sins. Try not to be a sinner, ok? And oh yeah, watch for greed. And gluttony too lol!
Epic! The Problem of an Aging Global Population, Shown by Country. Who will be President when the normal retirement age for Social Security becomes 70? And Greece is so screwed!
ODDZ & ENDZ
The 25 Best Foreign Films of the Decade. Lame blogger question: Which one is your favorite?
I actually found this fascinating: Why 40% of Vietnamese people have the same last name. It is Nguyen. The article expands into answering how last names came to be! It was the Chinese who started to, please sit down, collect taxes easier! You could have been reading for the 3,349,385th time why some bloggers love travel rewards credit cards that pay fat sales commissions but you don’t…And when I whine about it you guys let me hear it that I am just like them….Can’t win….But I can blog…whatever…so enjoy my blog while it lasts lol.
This next one is especially for long time blog reader, Nick of Personal Finance Digest. An Oral History of Rickrolling. Yep, Rick Astley, trusted sources reveal, is never giving TBB up you guys. Ok, on a more serious note, this will shock you, it has the complete history of how it all started. Just one hit wonder and this guy’s life changed. For ever. Thanks for the memories Rick…errr, I mean, memes!
This will shock you, I had no idea: Sex Abuse Crisis in Amish Country. As I read it…I lost count how many times I screamed out loud WTF!
This photography is amazing, wow! 2019 Ocean Art Contest.
We are now entering BLOG BUZZ, a section for advanced hobbyists and veterans of this fast imploding hobby and also a section where I go on and on about some stuff that happens in my life because it helps me feel better about myself.
In a shocking development, a blog I have not visited in years “Points With A Crew” announced it was sold to Motley Fool and is now part of Soapbox Financial Network…which I never heard of before. But I am familiar with Motley Fool which I made a point years ago to NEVER link to them as their affiliate practices are, well, how shall I put it…they actually make TPG affiliate practices look tame! Congrats I guess. What I find more interesting is…having this entity buy a blog in Boarding Area. And how does Randy Petersen (Boarding Area owner) feel about that and how is this going to be accommodated? My guess is one day this blog will not be hosted there….I guess we’ll find out. I better stop, I said enough. I am not going to miss it!
So American Airlines is eliminating close-in booking fees and we all know that they are getting ready to drop a hammer on us next…
An update on the AA mailers shutdown ongoing saga. Wait, we have more. A pet peeve of mine is when businessmen bloggers increase their business/conversions by posting deals and then shamelessly come back to post content bitching how airlines/banks killed those deals to, you guessed it, to increase their business/conversions. At least in this post Middle Aged Miles actually did apologize! Locked by AA – My Data Point with Details & Thoughts. I am not going to comment on this…
Wait, here is one more. Milenomics (just in time to preserve its place in the glorious TBB Blogs I Like) also had lots to say: Shop Talk: AA Locking/Shutting Down Accounts. Good luck to all affected…and that should be my last word on the subject.
And then United, boom, killed another one. Sad for all you with Star Alliance Gold using the lounges: United Devalues Partner Lounge Access For Star Alliance Gold And Club Members.
Poor Gary Steiger, he has been around longer than everyone else online and gets no respect. Finds a way to earn AA miles with Bask Bank, posts it….and days pass and View From The Wing reads it and posts it and then….in true Boarding Area brotherhood everyone links to VFTW. It has been going on for years and this shit irritates me. Read Gary Steiger’s response to me pointing out the injustice in the FM post!
And I leave you with this…
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