We bring you a great rant about bad blogging, a great graph w/ all airline mergers, visit the fall of the Berlin Wall & a great movie “Later That Same Life” and so much more you will be so impressed you will convince your mother in law to bookmark this!
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On November 9, 2015 this blog had its 3 year anniversary! Thanks for keeping me company here and making this part of our life so enjoyable. I may whine sometimes but I hope I make it fun, even though I sometimes can get on our nerves lol. This little corner is my little escape and my voice in the wilderness in a hobby I hold dear, excuse me, The Hobby I hold dear. I have met many fellow addicts and it’s not only fun but an honor. I would do some type of giveaway but I ain’t got time for dat lol. Maybe later.
This whole blog miles & points space is a giant racket. The conflicts of interest are so embedded you start believing your own crap sometimes, that, you know, you are really doing it for friends and family to help them fly for free, which is the biggest misstatement eveh! Anyways, PointsCentric put into words what I was thinking all day long and some may have (rightly) perceived that I was angry. Like I said yesterday, if you don’t get angry about this stuff you must be a robot or a total newbie who is kept in the dark. I think this post is a must read:
And don’t get me started about the AA 50k cards that “magically” were all of a sudden “discovered” by your favorite pumping
machines bloggers! Also, the post would have been more meaningful to protect the public if it, you know, named NAMES! This is why TBB is a loner crusader fighting a worthy (but losing) cause 🙂
Ok, let’s continue with the education part of the TBB mission here. Another must read post about end of the year credit card analysis by Chuck over at Doctor of Credit.
Hurry, November 17 is the last day you can redeem your Arrival points for redemptions under $25. Effective this date, the minimum redemption jumps to $100 and the 10% bonus award drops to 5%. Hurts but not so much.
This is how we got to the final Big Three legacy airlines. Look at it and weep. I so miss those days where the upgrade was automatic and I always turned left and felt I was really special lol.
Blogging is a marathon. Three years is nothing in blog years. If someone has lasted so long, he/she must be doing something right or is a complete stubborn fool. Whichever way you look at it, this person is into it somehow. If not, the blog would not last so long. SO MANY blogs die because it is so *&^@ing hard! Anyways, I have no goals of making my blog the center of my world. But I have seen it change lives with colleagues. One of them is Josh Brown, aka The Reformed Broker, whose blog is now 7 years old! The guy built his growing business on his blog and Twitter alone. Amazing! He has a 7 year anniversary post which should be read by all wanna be Titan bloggers: After The Gold Rush Why am I focusing on educating bloggers and not showing newbies how to travel for free clicking my plastic links? Sometimes I wonder about that too. I am either a complete lunatic or maybe it just feels right to me at the moment I guess. Please no comments about the lunatic part lol.
How about the The 22 unhealthiest, unhappiest, poorest, and most unsafe countries on Earth. Bottom Five: Central African Republic, Afghanistan, Haiti, Chad, Burundi. Prognosis for a Hyatt there is very cloudy!
The disturbing truth about how airplanes are maintained today. Disturbing piece at Vanity Fair.
Photos from the fall of Berlin Wall. I love these pictures. I should scan some of mine when I was there in 1987…
This is kind of weird. And I like weird as you may have noticed. The Chinese Village of Long-Haired Rapunzels
Later That Same Life. This is just AWESOME. Back in 1977 this dude interviewed himself when he was older. Wow, so cool! You will be so amazed by it that you will enthusiastically click on my CSP link lol. Nobody has laughed so much at my expense than… moi!
And I leave you with this (HT: Pat from #travelcon2 in Las Vegas)
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