We bring you more SPG Marriott secrets, travel to Theth in Albania, check out a Mercedes designed plane, how bloggers do credit card sales 24/7, how Amex will fight back (we hope) with its Platinum card or a new offering, ride on self-driving chairs, more on Albania, laugh with a lawyer’s experience, freak out at some high tax rates in countries all over & more! For You!
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We are all still digesting the Marriott SPG merger and the surprising move by Marriott to allow transfers of points between the two programs, including Elite status. Here is Lazy Traveler Andy and Doctor of Credit with their thoughts:
I agree with all 6 points! 6 Things a New Amex Card Needs Against the Chase Sapphire Reserve. Not holding my breath but I do think there will be some type of response. I should probably pick up the phone and try to squeeze some points ahead of what they will do…
$26k per year for a travel membership? Definitely not for you and me. Maybe The Points Guy will have a review lol.
Drew’s Guide to Albania (& Macedonia). Where it will take a while for Hyatt to expand to lol. Just hurts typing Macedonia…
Screw self-driving cars! Self-driving chairs are here baby!
Countries with the highest tax rates. Argentina, Bolivia and Tajikistan take the top three spots. Hmmm….
Man Bitten On Penis By Spider For The Second Time This Year. Mega Ouch! Dude, seriously?
All the ways credit card companies try to screw you over. Is it about responsibility? How about them being responsible NOT to screw you over? ^%#*@#$ Wells Fargo and all others!
Wonderful post by Carrie (Drew’s wife) at Freakin Flyers about Theth, Albania. I like the writing and the redesign looks good! Oh, great pics as well!
Water is funneled through above-ground aquifers. Fences are constructed from branches that are woven together. There are footpaths connecting the little farms and houses instead of streets.
The kind of scene that reminds you with a jolt that the very rock you’re standing on is its own thing with its own tumultuous story, rising and crashing into a landscape of confused, jagged layers
So in short, go to Theth.
Mercedes unveiled a stunning plane design with 5 separate rooms. Germany and Albania may be in Europe but they may as well be on different
Lawyer Posts Hilarious Legal Tips Based On Things That Actually Happened During His 19 Year Practice. This is so hilarious…if you don’t laugh, maybe you are a little, ummmm, boring?
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Well, instead of the first marginal bloggers leaving this space who do not offer anything other than posing as experts so they can pump their readers with credit cards…we learn of MJ on Travel leaving and going to Travel Update. Didn’t you know of Travel Update? It is another site by the Boarding Area folks where they stick bloggers who blog sparingly and do not have the traffic to be considered for a promotion. I look at them in Feedly, nothing has ever made it here. Things I do for TBB readers 🙂 Congrats on the promotion to MJ, a blogger I respected for his unique views on the airline industry due to his experience and of course the cruising. And REALLY appreciated he never went hog wild on the plastic pumping like some others!
After seeing that in your email, you would think you may learn something and, maybe, just maybe, escape another attempt to be sold credit cards? WRONG (Imagine Trump saying it. Again. And again). Post was nothing but a sorry attempt to pump the Ritz Carlton credit card again. While at it, why not try to sell a few more credit cards? And keep mouth shut about the Sapphire Reserve…wow!
Reader question: Do you follow the Points of Life?
My answer: No, deleted from Feedly way before the CNN interview.
Reader follow up question: He wrote he was misquoted in the CNN interview about MS.
My answer: Does this happen when you open your mouth to journalists? Really? Lol.
Another exchange follows:
Reader question: How come you don’t share the higher Delta card offers?
My answer: I had the cards before, I can not have them again. My readers too. I got up at 4 am and am tired. Just did not have any more energy, give me a break or give me a click if you prefer.
Reader follow up question: So many pumping bloggers are selling them right now and do not say much about the once in lifetime bonus or mention the CSR at all.
My answer: Amigo, the name of the “hobby” from the sell out out blogger side is to make CONVERSIONS=SALES! So, they hype the crap up big time and omit saying anything that will reduce CONVERSIONS=SALES. Come on now! Remember, approval MEANS MONEY! They could care less if they do not get the signing bonus. If this ever happens to you…you were SCREWED!
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