We cover more details on the American Airlines AADvantage devaluation which turns to anger, visit remote Kalach in Russia, laugh at the Zoolander 2 trailer and so much more!
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I am getting to prepare this post late at night and not sure if I can finish it before I collapse. I have been up since 5 am and drove to the other side of Michigan to see a client in an incredibly sucky day for driving. So excuse me if this does not meet my incredibly high standards cough.
Well, all day I could see how fellow bloggers and other travel hacking hobbyists were digesting the mAAsive devaluation of the American Airlines loyalty program. Mood changed gradually from “well, this was not that bad” to extreme disappointment and anger. Well, it wouldn’t be if you were reading TBB all along as I have been warning about this for a long time. What I found surprising is the speed they came out with the news, almost right after they killed US Airways, wow! AA CEO Dougie Parker is killing it! Unfortunately, at our expense…
Here are some collection of the AA news by Loyalty Traveler who did a great job covering the changes while many “experts” were too busy inserting credit card affiliate links in every opportunity they could find. Use these to get educated about the changes and remember the source is not on a first name basis with any AAdvantage executives!
Now a few other AA devaluation posts that caught my eye with my edgy no BS commentary in brackets.
Full thoughts: American Airlines “innovates” AAdvantage by destroying it – Andy’s Travel Blog [Funny how he came around to…”destroying it”! You expected real innovation from these guys, really? Hey, everyone is copying Delta, they just want to receive the same size bonuses too lol. I could go on…]
The AA Mega Devaluation + 7 Of The Worst Changes – Running with Miles [ These are just seven mind you. I hear Australian based AAdvantage members also got rocked big time as well. It now takes two credit cards at the very minimum to fly Cathay Pacific in First Class one way…Ouch! ]
Elite Status on American Airlines Will Be Easier to Earn, but More Competitive – Travel Codex [Easier to Earn…More competitive…Yeah, good luck with them upgrades lol! “I’m not happy about it, but I also don’t believe we can undo these changes.” Undo? Come on! “I’ll be thinking carefully about where I credit my American Airlines flights in the future, and whether I stash them with a partner like Alaska Airlines or just switch entirely to flying another carrier.” Yeah, like Alaska will not follow eventually! And switch to which one? There are not that many left and they are all so alike now!
Pure Mileage Running was over and this pretty much nails that coffin shut. Except for the die hards who just can’t sit still and feel more comfortable in a metal tube going…nowhere!
Only a dozen people live in this Russian village at the end of a railroad — here’s what their lives are like. Love these obscure places where not even a Motel 8 will ever be based 🙂
Aspen the Mountain Pup. Instagram account of a dog. And it is too darn cute!
If the Zoolander 2 trailer is as good as its trailer, it should be another classic. Bieber dies, Will Ferrell is Mugatu….or is it Mugabe and more! I have watched it a few times and I find myself on the floor rolling and have stomach aches from…too….much….laughing. “She is hot, I trust her”…
To be great, you must first learn to be good. This is a must read if you are into personal finance. The guy is reading my mind or what? 🙂
The most ridiculous post of the day was One
Maybe I should bring back The Shameful post of the day or something to show what ridiculous levels The Hobby has reached. You can nominate your favorite in the comments (NO LINKS, I can get to it lol). And don’t be mistaken. All these mega commercial blogs are in a major way responsible for hooking some people with debt for life and proliferating all the gazillion miles out there that in a way force the airlines to take matters in their own hands the only way they can…keep hammering/devaluing us! I feel better now #catharsis
To the guy who snitched my site about including a word describing a body part in a completely entertaining and non sexual way, well thanks a lot %$#hole! Your wish is almost granted and don’t have to deal with all the BS you are swimming in. You are actually doing me a favor turning this site back into its root ranting days calling out all the ridiculous BS your kind has turned our hobby! #morecatharsis #needsleep bye bye
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