We bring you the ways to Get MGM Mlife Status for Free, learn all the NYC Subway Map Secrets, address the Global Inequality Gap, learn about all the new airline routes in 2020, gag about the restaurant that only serves airplane food, learn about the fast food chains in the US, dreadfully sad stats about Long Term Care, we dive into the Deep Sea, the amazing story how two bank employees in China pulled off a huge bank robbery that earned them a bullet in their heads, a very sad class of 2000 in an Ohio town decimated by drugs, the huge hurt laid by Trump on the war against the Foreign Service that will take a very long time to recover from and some of my miles burning exploits along with a band recommendation. Enjoy and make a few clicks all right? I could be doing other things with my time, thanks!
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MILES & POINTS
Great reference for new routes to use some of your miles and points at last 🙂 New Airline Routes Will Open Great Travel Possibilities in 2020.
If you have some Hyatt elite status, you can match it to MGM
Mile High Mlife status. You can get some freebies this way!
There is a restaurant now that only serves airplane food. WTF, really?
This is a great piece on New York City’s subway map! The New York City Subway Map Like You’ve Never Seen It Before.
Running low on Miles & Points links as expected due to the weekend. And also low on Travel links too. So, here is a great infographic on The Biggest Fast Food Chains In America. There are almost double the number of Subway locations and its sales are less than one third when compared to McDonalds, wow! I also never heard of Wingstop. What does this have to do with Travel you may ask. Valid point! This link is a perfect lead in to this next link: Locations of America’s Biggest Pizza Chains. Just in case you wanted to have some pizza lol. And please do not eat 40 pizzas like this guy bwahahahaha.
Amazing statistics in this article! Must-Know Statistics About Long-Term Care: 2019 Edition. Just a few to get an idea what you will find in it:
145%: Percentage increase in the number of people who died from Alzheimer’s dementia, 2000-17.
-9%: Percentage decrease in the number of people who died from heart disease, 2000-17.
8-10 years: Average life expectancy following an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
2.8 years: Average length of time between when symptoms begin and when an Alzheimer’s dementia diagnosis is made.
We keep hearing more about the inequality gap. This is a really great piece on it: The Global Inequality Gap, and How It’s Changed Over 200 Years. And this chart is worth a thousand words!
ODDZ & ENDZ
This is a must click. The Deep Sea. What lives down there, WOW!
I despise all forms of gambling. It’s a long story, maybe one day I will blog about it. Anyway, this is a really wild story! Jackpot How two lottery-crazed bank clerks cooked up China’s biggest bank robbery of all time. How can they be so stupid, wow! Well, they were found guilty of course. And executed.
I have read some sad articles about the pain of drug addiction. But this one is just one that had composed and just had to sit down. The Class of 2000. What a giant waste huh?
You need to understand the severe damage that has been taking place in the US Foreign Service! Trump Is Waging War on America’s Diplomats.
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.
If you could distill the essence of BoardingArea and ThePointsGuy into a Reddit post. MUST CLICK. If you do not laugh, something is probably wrong with you 🙂 It has to do with the “amazing” IHG Rewards Platinum status, LOL!
Been trying to get to Cancun on a very short notice (like…next week!) and some observations: Airfare is very expensive. Only Delta and Spirit fly direct out of Detroit. Using Delta Skymiles gets some totally ridiculous award prices…as expected. I don’ t want to use Spirit as I do not want to pay and I would rather not get stranded. Amazingly, we can find awards using AA miles but the routing is brutal…as in overnight in Charlotte or Chicago. And wasting all day on the return with multi hour layovers in Miami or Dallas. Will keep checking. Goal was to try to burn some World of Hyatt points at the Zilara resort…I have not even checked if it is available yet. If not, I have plenty of points to burn…Mrs. TBB wants beach time she says!
My left glute/ass is healed, back to running again. I will be retiring from full time position in my “Gasping For Air” soccer team in 2020, end of an era. But I can’t afford injuries any more as the healing time is WAY too long!
Best music I heard lately is the album Dogrel by the Irish Band Fontaines D.C. The tracks, Big/Too Real/Hurricane Laughter/Chequeless Reckless are great. The singer reminds of me of Ian Curtis of the legendary band Joy Division. Here is the song Big live! LOVE this part of the lyrics below.
My childhood was small But I’m gonna be big
Hey, this is no Justin Bieber like crap around here. TBB does not conform to Top 40 commercial crap 🙂 Screw it, here is another one by the Fontaines D.C. “Too Real“.
And I leave you with this…
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