We bring you the news of Citibank savings accounts earning AA miles, Coronavirus cruising, Huey Lewis tragedy, possibly break the news of TPG staff layoffs, rant about bloggers blogging about the credit cards in their wallets, how to visit Oslo and Svalbard, an awesome two pager handout with all the tax and other numbers you want, how nations decide to kill, hacking Google Maps, turtles having sex with robot sex doll turtles, review Ryanair flights, social mobility and GDP by country, a first hand account from a doctor in Wuhan fighting the new virus and more for freeeeeee!
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MILES & POINTS
HOT CREDIT CARD OFFERS: Two new offers on United credit cards, a personal for 60k and a Business one for up to 100k miles. The IHG Rewards Club card offering 140k points too, highest ever. Other credit cards offers that stand out for now are two 75k Southwest personal cards, the 100k Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card and of course the 80k Ink Business Preferred. In addition, there are personal and business offers for the Amex Delta Skymiles Gold, Platinum and Reserve credit cards. Available with my links. Lets move on!
You may be seeing blog posts with bloggers listing all of their travel rewards credit cards in their wallets. And you possibly go WTF is wrong with you paying thousands of dollars in annual fees! You must realize something. All the blogs you read are a business and since they blog about travel rewards credit cards they get to take all the annual fees as a business expense. And for each credit card their blogs sell to readers…well, it sure pays for all the annual fees lol. You do NOT have to be like them. Actually, you should NOT be like them. Do what makes sense for you, keep it sane and focus on more important things in life. And you should probably NOT have more than one premium travel rewards credit card (those are the ones with a $450 or now $550 annual fee).
I am really looking forward to this…assuming the interest rate and AA miles materialize as advertised! Citibank to Launch High Interest Online Savings Account for American Airlines Cardholders; 50,000 Miles Bonus, 25% Spend Bonus (Pilot Program Now Live). I think this is a terrific development to make AA credit cards more popular…assuming the interest rate is worth it as most accounts offering miles surely do not meet this condition #developing.
This has nothing to do with miles. If you wanted to find out what it is like to fly Ryanair, checkout part One and part Two of the thorough review by Head for Points. I have never flown Ryanair…does not look that bad actually.
The cruises from hell! Coronavirus cruise ship hell devolves into total nightmare from New Jersey to Japan Every new case found resets the 14 day quarantine clock wow. I doubt these people will ever cruise again. And I think the whole travel industry is going to take a huge hit…
If you are going to Oslo in Norway, here are some tours you should consider. Well, lets stay in Norway and here are 30 Useful Things to Know Before You Visit Svalbard (Spitsbergen).
Best looking fire station found in Northern Italy, change my mind!
A great two page handout with tax and retirement related numbers, must click!
Amazing animation: Top Countries by GDP and Economic Components (1970-2017).
ODDZ & ENDZ
You remember Huey Lewis and the News band back in the 80s? Or was it 90s? This is a profile of Huey Lewis who is having some serious issues with his hearing. I found this read of great interest as I am currently having some issues with my right ear. I learned of Ménière’s disease, something I had never even heard of. To make things even more bizarre, my wife also has had some weird things going on in her right ear too and recent tests revealed she also has hearing loss. We communicate just great as long as we are speaking to each other’s left ear LOL. I am starting to think it may be the water or something. Enjoy this one: The Story of Huey Lewis Is Not a Tragedy.
Your deep foreign policy read of the week, I guarantee it: Qassem Suleimani and How Nations Decide to Kill.
This guy hacked Google Maps with his 99 cell phones, WOW! Taking street art to the next level I guess #respect.
Ranked: The Social Mobility of 82 Countries. I think Greece is much higher than I ever imagined!
This is an article about turtles having sex with 3D printed sex dolls and it will shock you! I could be doing daily pump posts like this but I don’t! Most interesting thing they found was that the males preferred the larger females, hmmmm.
This is a heartbreaking account what is like fighting the virus in the front lines in a Wuhan hospital: Life and death in a Wuhan coronavirus ICU.
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.
A tutorial on how to get into Flyertalk and some other online sources for Passive Ways to Find Cheap Business Class Flights.
There is a job opening at The Points Guy. Which of course is nothing new as the hiring spree there has been rivaling the rise in Tesla stock! But is this the reverse starting? An expert who got into the miles and points game after discovering TPG, phuck me!
Pointchaser was finally shut down by Wal Mart, lets rejoice not having to see play by play posts of her interactions in the establishment, hooray!
I have never watched the Oscars and I intend for this streak to continue.
And I leave you with this…Lol TBB style!
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