I am bored. Nothing exciting is happening in the blogosphere. No mistake fares, no short term credit card haunting “EXPIRES AT NOON” headlines, definitely no new exciting mega signing bonuses in the horizon. There will be new Club Carslon cards out on December 1 but before you get too excited…they will be issued by stingy US Bank.
I see the same old stuff being published and repeated by everyone. Or very inconsequential events being passed as news. Very few bloggers publish original and interesting content. I realize now how hard this is! We all live busy existences and sometimes time constraints and life events get the best of us. We here at TBB don’t have filler posts to fill in those blogger block days! This is obviously not a profit seeking venture; if it was we would starve to death! Thank God we do quite well in our real jobs and have some time to devote to this labor of love. The only exciting thing is getting on a plane on Thursday to attend Frequent Flyer University in Los Angeles for the weekend. It is always a special time to socialize with fellow addicts. And, in this hobby/addiction/game, it is amazing how much there is left to learn; in each meeting I go to I always learn something new! Strongest.crack.ever!
Note to FTU participants: I get in Thursday aftenoon & will have a National car for a day as I drive to the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica. I am free for dinner and/or drinks on Thursday night. If you are around & have time to meet please let me know. Plan is to have breakfast at the hotel and go for a run at the beach and drive over to LAX to drop off car and take shuttle to Radisson on Friday afternoon.
Note to readers: I am thinking of a contest. But I want to make it unique. No luggage tags, Southwest drink coupons, lounge passes or gogo session codes. Any ideas? I want to make it worthwhile to enter and I want to ask for your feedback on where TBB goes from here.
We here at TBB assume you already follow most other bloggers and sometimes we will highlight truly deserving posts. Mostly, we like to highlight content that really made a great impression on us that you may have missed. I mean, do you really want me to reiterate how you can transfer American Express Membership Reward Points to Virgin (with upcoming 35% bonus) and then to Hilton 1:2? Or how the Award Wallet folks found a way to get around the incredibly moronic Delta policy to restrict access to Skymiles accounts? Not sure who broke the news…very shortly pretty much every other blogger has repeated the same “news”.
What caught our eye yesterday?
Loyalty Lobby has some hotel review videos, it is like watching hotel porn for us in this hobby!
You thought you were into travel? How about this guy who has been in EVERY country! And NOT on planes, wow!! I thought we were nuts, this guy is way up there!
Merchants appeal $7.2 Billion card-fee settlement. I do not follow the industry much at all. All I know is that this can not be good for commissions to credit card pushers and/or rich signing bonuses. Please comment if you have a more informed opinion!
Gadling has an excellent gift guide for travel.
This was the very first post by FrequentDreamer on FlyerTalk: “… *any*one seen Jelly Bellies in the inner Bay Area? I’m fine with just having fun with gift cards at Orifice Desperate to meet min spend but just curious. I have been to at least 7 Convenience Value Service (though that S part is debatable) and the rackus is emptius.”
The FT Moderator closed the Deal Killing Blogs thread, Major Boo!!!
This post was cranked out at my local Starbucks. I think it is definitely missing the influence of cheap wine we usually drink at home that gives us them crazy ideas, you know, sexbots and longevity orgasms and things of that sort.