We learn of some uniquely weird Hyatt Gold Passport Tiers, learn about bumpage & choppage, warnings about FlexPerks, read about how we can book inclusive resorts with points, visit Burma, marvel at goats and introduce a mini section titled “Buzzing It Up” with blog developments.
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Hyatt Gold Passport Specialty Tiers: Lifetime Diamond, Diamond Premier & Courtesy Card Explained – Loyalty Lobby Very interesting tiers! Let’s just say I won’t be spending $200k on Hyatt in many many lifetimes!
Evaluating 2015 Q1 hotel promotions with $1000 spend – Loyalty Traveler Excellent analysis of the First Quarter 2015 hotel promos!
An Introduction To B* (Bumpage) & C* (Choppage) – Doctor of Credit On a roll, very helpful information!
Guest post: the case AGAINST FlexPerks — because US Bank is just too hard – The Free-Quent Flyer I agree, dealing with US Bank and Flexperks requires a special kind of patience. I miss the Northwest Worldperks Visa!
The 25 all inclusive resorts you can book with points – Mile Cards Another excellent post. Nothing wrong with affiliate links if you offer something useful and not pump them 24/7 ok?
California Man Sentenced to Ten Years for Defrauding Delta and Northwest Air Lines of more than $36 Million Not too surprising this airline attracts people of this caliber!
Cloud Symphony – A Timelapse Journey Through England, Scotland, and the Himalaya – The Adventure Blog Ok, we are back with the timelapse video fix!
17 incredible photos of the spirit of Burma – Matador Network Incredible photos indeed!
The Opposite of a Role Model – Motley Fool Please take some time to read this, there is a lot of wisdom in it. You are welcome. I could be posting the 5% categories of the Freedom card repeatedly but I don’t 🙂
Map: Literally every goat in the United States – The Washington Post As a Greek, we have a special affinity to goats and here are all of them in the US…YES!
BUZZING IT UP
I am adding again this section with interesting developments in the blogosphere. Please note that this section will generally NOT be for new readers in the hobby! So far the main “negative” rant will appear in the Blog Buzz once a week.
Miles to Memories Has Moved to the BoardingArea Homepage – This Is How We Got There! – Miles To Memories We get a little history of the blog and how it graduated from the minors to the Major League in front of the Boarding Area page. Obviously, the blogger is very happy and proud for achieving this so congrats. He reveals how he had applied for the full time job at Million Mile Secrets. What just stands out at me and can’t believe it is this: “As you may have guessed, Daraius didn’t hire me, although the experience of meeting both him and Emily inspired me. They were so gracious...” Whaaaaaat? Inspired, seriously? I just absolutely despise that blog and what he has done in my hobby (don’t get me started now, I leave it for Blog Buzz please!). I mean, look at the Blog Buzz and the crap that blog is unleashing every day and he was inspired? I feel sick…I also wonder who were the “fantastic bloggers” he met in Bacon14. Pleeeease. Is kissing ass a requirement to be in Boarding Area or…just a business decision? Sooooo, who was hired? 🙂 Congrats on the birth of your daughter by the way, must be exciting. Not done yet…
Blog changes, an introduction and the flu – Frequent Miler Well, at press time the site was down. Apparently, several BA sites were down. So I am adding the link here and hopefully by the time you read it it will be up! Main development is that the Miles To Memories blogger was hired by Frequent Miler to help out to free up FM to concentrate on better writing. I scratch my head, I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I am not blogging full time and certainly my blog is not a meaningful revenue source by any stretch of imagination. So I don’t get the business side of this at all, never really tried in a meaningful way, my life is busy enough and fulfilling as it is. But I still don’t get why a blogger will NOT work on his own brand now that he made it to the BA front page and instead focus energies on improving another blog brand? Oh, it is the money I guess. I guess I am just too wild and original to be part of any network. Or I just like to bitch how my site brought in $1.32 all day Sunday 🙂 Or how I still can’t get over the mental hurdle that this hobby is a game to me still…When the banks stop paying and you need to get back to the business world will these skills writing about travel and deals and stuff like that help you keep up? Is this whole thing a bubble? Ok, don’t answer that….before you see all the blogs in my Feedly list lol.
Forward Cabin plagiarism scandal: a second accusation surfaces! – Personal Finance Digest So, you know, a pretty serious event has occurred…I tried to stay away from it but it continues so I thought you should be aware of it. I mean, you come here for the Buzz right? Also, read the comment by Marathon Man.
Please complain to management to give the writer here a raise he so deserves!
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