We weep over the news that Amex Small Business Saturday is dead, learn of more hits on the Hilton HHonors category changes page, learn a few tricks for bank retention calls, we do not like the changes in the Cathay Pacific Marco Polo program (see a pattern here?), yawn at the new Best Western, visit New Mexico, Congo and get ridiculed for using a selfie spoon…WTF!!!
And of course…more!
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Trying something new to save some time. The link to the article will now appear in the name of the blog. For the miles/points related blog posts at least.
This blog yesterday had its first income from ads ever! Media.net finally sent a payment of $100.07 to my account. I almost fell off my chair! Almost a year of ads, how pathetic is that! Because I got a lot of grief for doing things to generate clicks I am going to donate a multiple of this income to my favorite charity (Doctors Without Borders) and will take the media.net ads off. Why? I absolutely despise ads of crap all over the page of something I am reading. Don’t get me started on videos that start automatically or horrific newsletter signup pop up forms. Grrrr. Thank you for the support.
Amex is killing the Small Business Saturday credits, boooooooooooooo! Saw it first at Frequent Miler. It just continues the long gradual decline of Amex in our hobby. So sad!
Loyalty Lobby has all the so frequent now theyneverstop
changes mostly increases in the Hilton HHonors Awards categories. Let the constant boos go booooooo!
Travel With Grant has some good retention related tips from his recent bank calls. And we all learn that “the JP Morgan Chase reps can do anything and everything”. That made me laugh!
MileCards has the details on some changes in the features (no foreign transaction fees) and benefits (all negative) on the Citi Business AAdvantage card.
Loyalty Lobby has the details on all the changes in the Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club changes. Not that it matters to me and the vast majority of you but it is just another nail in the coffin. As LL states: “…Cathay Pacific is following a trend among frequent flyer programs to reward those the most who pay the largest amount of money on their tickets while reducing the benefits for those passengers on cheap tickets.”
USA Today publishes the Best Western introduction of a new name, logo and boutique hotel brand. You bet your ass that this will gather more publicity if its rewards credit card had affiliate links!
USA Today with the devastating news that Amtrak will now charge bag fees. What is so surprising is that they have not done so up to this point!
I preempted the Titans about the news at Frequent Business Traveler of the news that ANA will introduce a Lexus Transfer program at Tokyo Haneda.
Just look at all of the above. It’s just a hit after another. It has been like this for a while. When will it all end?
The ultimate New Mexico road trip itinerary. Looks great to me!
How much to tip at hotels In college I delivered pizzas so I know how awesome a good tip feels! I like to tip very well in general!
Visiting a volcano in a former war zone. In the Democratic Republic of Congo. I think I’ll skip this for a while, great story though!
Is he selling you a stock? Or a big fat lie? How to tell a financial adviser from a scam artist. Great article, lets send all the scam artists to ISIS!
WTF, a selfie spoon! How more ridiculous can this get??
And I leave with this…
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