It is amazing how productive you are when you stay off Twitter! Today I finished my biggest annual work project. I always celebrated by going to see a movie. Those were the preblog days!
Do I have blogitis? Is there a cure? I think about this darn blog constantly! Why do I keep going? I need to sleep more…random thoughts…
Not much happening yesterday in blogosphere. Not as many posts and not much great content either. Not sure why…there are days like this. And for crying out loud for some people out there, for the billionth time, do not take me that seriously and you do not take yourselves that seriously too. Lighten up, will ya?
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VIRGIN ATLANTIC PRIZE UPDATE:
Thank you to the readers who commented in the short time I had that blog post up asking for help in my prize dilemma. I took the whole post down as I decided to go for broke and see if they could accomodate two in Upper Class. It was a long shot and was shut down. In the meantime I confirmed that the 1099 tax form will be $980 and the nice gentleman I am working with insists I have a pretty good shot for an upgrade. I have no time to put this trip together for a while. Getting my wife to Paris directly with miles, and me continuing on an Avios flight to Paris, along with me getting to/from JFK while booking a nice hotel in Paris those days…well, this is not going to be simple. At the very least, I am going alone for a few days at least. Thanks for all the help!
I was watching CNN at the gym today and saw the Qatar Airines CEO being visibly angry with all the issues with Boeing’s Dreamliner. I don’t blame him at all!
Loyalty Lobby lists all the January 2013 Hotel Promotions.
Frequent Miler tells us how to maximize the triple points on the Club Carlson promotion. That’s great. But do we really need more CC points? I have been asking for a long time for a blogger to do a Top 5 Club Carlson properties type of blog post. Anyone, anyone? Instead, they can produce a post with Chase Ink cards in a heartbeat!! The blogger who makes a worthy post about this will be featured here and will be given a one day free pass from my infamous “Not So Best Of” category…aha, that should take care of this then:-)
Miles, Points & Mai Tais follows up with “Credit Card Spending for the Rest of Us“. Very detailed post on all the different ways you can crank out points. It could have been broken to two parts or more, there is a LOT of information here! In addition, she copied my background;-)
Kathy at Will Run for Miles wrote “The Anatomy of a Blogging Frenzy” which sums up well the whole buzz two nights ago on the 100k AmexPlatinum deal. I happened to be online and watched the whole thing unfold. I still have all the bloggers’ posts about this with the time stamp and could do an investigative piece again like I did with the US Air credit cards. But I can not make the time…I have enough trouble making time for these buzz posts!!! It could be fun laying out all the blogger HT practices, etc.
Pointsandtravel.com reports that we can NOT use a credit or debit card at the Vatican. I am mad as hell, this is a Sin, repent!!!! This world is sure going to hell with sickening developments like this!
Amazing HD travel video “A Sublime Disruption“. Saw it at Gadling.
17 things your Flight Attendant Won’t Tell you Some are hilarious. Such as: “Don’t ask me where you can shove your bag. I’ve been waiting 12 years to tell you where you can shove it.”
Parag at Frequent Flyer University continues his India trip report. Excellent commentary and pictures. The kid worked hard at this.
The Bluebird thread on FlyerTalk had a pretty crazy day as it appears one member ended with a Vanilla Reload card with missing digits. To make the long story short, there are some really sharp people in that thread, police detectives types who determined that this was an inside job,fraud! Better take a look to see if your VR has been compromised at all (almost impossible to determine) and LOAD the card on your BlueBird asap! Story developing. It appears an isolated incident! RELAX!!!
Upgrd has a story titled “Air France/KLM Flying Blue lives in the Stone Age“. Horrifically dismal customer service, wow! Mental note: Do NOT burn their miles for travel to Africa, no way senor, life is too precious to deal with such crap!
NOT SO BEST OF
I think I am getting immune to all the BS and there is so much of it I can smell it for miles away! I see all the Amex Platinum blog posts in my Google Reader and some of them make me throw up in my mouth. I know you all miss this section! But really I did not see any glaring crap fly at eye sockets today. Actually, I am tired and I need some sleep. I did wonder why Milevalue posted all that about the Chase cards and no foreign transaction fees stuff….Zzzzzz
ODDZ & ENDZ
Man hires “assassin” to kill son’s World of Warcraft avatar” Love it!!!! I would love to hire this guy if he is that good!!!