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- Traveling to Belarus without a Visa.
- Southwest is making their same day standby policy a little less restrictive.
- You know how much we love no notice changes; Club Carlson made some category changes, with, nearly no notice.
- Ed shares his Hyatt story. I think many of us who have chased status, have similar stories from those brands that really sold us, not just on the status, but on the brand. Hyatt has always impressed me, although perhaps my standards were low, having been a previous Marriott Platinum… (I kid!)
- Joe has a great post about the irrationality that can persist when you want to extract the greatest amount of value out of an investment (e.g. trip to Disney).
- Doctor of Credit covers the new American Express Platinum (personal) changes.
- I think Stefan hits on two very salient points about the AMEX Plat changes: (1) American Express is adding value, but its so hard, that it certainly gives the perception that they are chasing breakage (e.g. value that you can’t actually leverage before expiration), and (2) American Express missed the point of Chase’s success with the Sapphire Reserve.
- An unfortunately example of when an offer is misleading and not worth a hard pull.
- Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Devaluation