We bring you a weak Hyatt promo, freak out at worsening AADisadvantage, travel to South Korea on buses, visit the infamous Bone Church, try to pump our own Amazon link with Amazon’s Prime Day, check out the best July Hotel promotions, read more info on IHG Rewards and Room Key, the best personal finance post of the day and the best photo links you have come to expect & more!
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You would think that this was the mother of all deals with the hype that it was posted all over the blogosphere. I am talking about the time limited 10% Hyatt Gold Passport rebate when you use them on Points & Cash stays & regular award stays before October 31, 2016. Really? Register HERE.
It’s amazing to me how silent all the American Airlines fanboy Titan bloggers are on their airline these days. Is it perhaps they can’t pump the Citi AA and Prestige/Premier cards as much if they told their readers that the award inventory is making Delta look REALLY generous? Yep, you read that right! AADisadvantage is more like it! DansDeals has another post calling AAdvantage a scam and is encouraging you to file a DoT complaint. Why? This is why #ohthehorror
I figured I’d take another look today at the nonstop saver award space on several routes for travel from 7/13 through 12/31.
Here are the results:
-From NYC to Los Angeles there were 99 available dates on United, 107 available dates on Delta, and only 3 available dates on American. All 3 of American’s dates were Saturdays.
-From NYC to San Francisco there were 107 available dates on United, 104 available dates on Delta, and only 2 available dates on American.
-From NYC to San Diego there were 133 available dates on United, 109 available dates on Delta, and only 2 available dates on American.
-From NYC to Las Vegas there were 75 available dates on United, 125 available dates on Delta, and only 2 available dates on American. Both of American’s dates were Saturdays.
This is simply #unAAcceptable
Loyalty Lobby has some very interesting graphs on the IHG Rewards Club Awards Distribution by Brands & Points Required.
I really enjoyed this trip report at Roads & Kingdoms: The Very Cheap Man’s Guide To Crossing South Korea.
Do you remember Room Key? Probably not. It is the site some hotel companies created to fight back against the OTAs. Well, it has not gone anywhere but somehow it is still alive. Great article at Skift: The Disappointing Life of Hotel Industry Booking Site Room Key.
I learned a new word: Agnotology. Which explains all the rampant bullshit in our world lately. Culturally Constructed Ignorance Wins The Day. It reminds me gullible readers clicking on a mainstream website on a travel blogger’s link and then thinking they do it to show friends and family how to travel for free out of the goodness of their hearts and not for the money…sigh.
Your personal finance fix of the day: Scary vs Dangerous. What is scary AND dangerous: “Emotional Investing, employing a high pressure financial salesperson as your advisor, using leverage with a concentrated portfolio.”
Lets visit Sedlec Ossuary, commonly known as “Bone Church“, a chapel where 40,000 bones are a work of art in the Czech Republic.
Danila Tkachenko’s Project: Restricted Areas. The project “Restricted Areas” is about utopian strive of humans for technological progress. INCREDIBLE photographs of deserted places, WOW!
Thanks to the two readers who chose TBB for their latest credit card, you were the FIRST two this month. And of course thanks to all who use the Amazon link.
I was back on the soccer court last night with my “Gasping For Air” team. After a month. And I survived, hooray!
And I leave you with this…What happens when there are clicks around here 🙂
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