Loyalty Lobby has all the details you need about the Marriott First Quarter 2013 Megabonus. First one out of the gate and the more complete information about it.
Travel by Points has another very useful table summarizing award booking fees. I believe this is your second great table? If you keep this up you will become the TTG, the Tables Guy. So we can have TPG, FTG, TBB, TTG, MMS. 2 letter and more than 3 letter acronyms don’t count, lol.
Frequent Miler had a pretty good article on “Drawing the Line“. Some interesting points and comments! Commenter Elizabeth had the best comment, imho as always: “This points game is an addiction. We keep pushing the boundaries until the lines start to blur between what is right and what is fundamentally wrong. I believe that most of us in this hobby are inherently good people, but I think we all need to take a step back and really evaluate the lengths we are going to and the lines we are crossing all in the name of free travel.” – Right on Elizabeth!
Gadling has a nice list of hotels offering free wifi. One day all wifi shall be free! Let me hear an Amen!
Miles Quest says he quit the Starwood AMEX and says we may be overspending, come again? Actually, it never ceases to amaze all the cheerfulness other bloggers show for relentlessly pushing credit cards. I guarantee you at this VERY minute there are tons of people who are charging something they probaby do not need. And they are justifiying the purchase in so many ways (need to meet minimum spend, need the EQMs, it is 5x/6x/doubleX/tripleX, comes with free lollipop, it is on sale, you name it). But, you may say, they need to be responsible. Of course! But some people have a spending problem and encouraging them to get credit cards is like giving them rope and…letting them go hang themselves. Which always comes back to us responsible people to pay for the greed and stupidity (bailouts)…ok, here I go again. Breathe, breathe, serenity now, serenity now. Ok, I am fine now, let’s move on!
Just Another Points Traveler has a very ymmv Club Carlson 3k pts opportunity. Does THIS cross the line? Giving out corporate codes like they are “secrets” crosses the line? This whole hobby is full of such dillema. As I do maintain property in Europe and hold a 2nd passport I felt I am eligible. Please no dog signups;-)
Randy Petersen weighed in the discussion in FlyerTalk’s “What is the most useful frequent flyer blog?” and answered some questions regarding Boarding Area blogs. It is post # 1113.
NOT SO BEST OF
I finally get Frequent Miler in here, I ‘ve been trying for ever! He admitted in the post above that he opened a Club Carlson account for his dog. Bad Frequent Miler, bad Frequent Miler. Listen to your wife before you do things like that, will ya? 🙂
I was going to let him slide but I just can’t after this post! Travis, Travis, you at it again! He gives away the farm in a post approaching MMS like status that…even a Caveman can do it now. Only thing missing is some nice pics (your SO?) and arrows! Hmm, if you get arrows perhaps you can find some arrows with peanuts in them? And why is everything on your site I have seen elsewhere? If I only had your techie skills…I think CVSstores will issue an Office Depot like action letter to all managers any day now! And then the whole blame game will start all over again! It was not the bloggers…it was fraud, it was Obama, etc.
US AIR “NEW” CREDIT CARD OFFER INVESTIGATION:
Please see our investigative piece here. We added two more entries following View from the Wing:
Unroad Warrior [50k in title, with disclosure of “small fee”, was the bold font on the 50k necessary?, no word on the balance transfer cost or to stay away from it? Do bloggers just get these and post them right away without doing ANY research at all?]
Miles Momma [50k in title, no disclosure, offers link of the generic offer but shoots it down way too quick. For the record, the generic link still works just fine, no one has been denied yet for not being a US Air employee all right? Says balance transfer is a bad deal. She gives the card a thumbs up, I give it a thumbs down. I got no conflicts of interest, who are you gonna believe? 🙂 ]
ODDZ & ENDZ
New York’s Red Light District in Photos. A Wall Street trader quits his job to roam the toughest streets of the Bronx. Wow!
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