I recently wrote about what looks for all the world like a clear-cut case of plagiarism by The Forward Cabin, a BoardingArea blog. Last week our esteemed leader Matt contacted Randy Petersen, the owner of BoardingArea, to express our concerns.
We’re still waiting back to hear from Randy. In the meantime, I reached out to the good folks at First2Board, another collections of points and miles blogs unaffiliated with either Saverocity or BoardingArea, to see if they’d ever had any issues with folks plagiarizing their work. My reasoning was that anybody who plagiarizes this sort of stuff won’t do it just once; they’ll keep doing it again and again until external events cause them to reconsider their choices.
And sure enough, they actually did have a problem just a few months ago with our favorite blogger:
Jamison, in case you didn’t know, does the Points Summary blog over at F2B. The subject matter of the posts was a promotion American Airlines was running where you could receive 7,500 AA miles for test-driving a Cadillac. Jamison’s post, on October 17, 2014, was entitled “How to Receive 7,500 AAdvantage Miles Without Test Driving a Cadillac”. The Forward Cabin post, published October 20, 2014, was called “How to receive the 7,500 AA miles WITHOUT test driving a car”.
How to get 7,500 AA miles without a test drive is not a popular blogging topic. That, plus the timing, leads me to think that Jamison has a point. What do you think?