The Weekly News Roundup is a collection of headlines from around the internet that caught the attention of the Tagging Miles team. Content on these blogs do not necessarily reflect the positions of Tagging Miles, and should not be considered endorsements. Have a great story we should read? Contact us now and let us know.
- Miles to Memories highlights an awesome perk of the American Express Platinum card – that being a 4 hour grace period with Hertz.
- Flying one of the longest flights in the world, in economy. You won’t see a trip report like that on Tagging Miles–even though I do enjoy flying Emirates. But, this is an entertaining read none-the-less!
- Lucky discusses taking a hotel car. For me, this is part of my $20 rule. – If it makes my life easier and reduces stress, even if its a little more than $20 difference, I’ll still do it. Besides, I value my marriage.
- American Airlines raises checked bag fees. Seems like no notice, plus surge pricing. I can understand the surge pricing on some routes – if you’ve ever flown to the Middle East or Africa, some people check a ton of bags.
Miles and Points
- An update on Kickfurther from Frequent Miler. I’ve been using Kickfurther myself, more for the investment opportunity, where the miles / points are a bonus, but, it is still a pretty good option for those looking for manufactured spending opportunities… just note, there is risk and there is a period of time before you get your payout.
- Doctor of Credit reports rumors of a new, enhanced Chase Sapphire card. This card will likely be a competitor to the recently devalued Citi Prestige, and American Express Platinum.
- American Airlines reduces partner earnings… This one really hurts, more than baggage fees.
- Runway Girl Network Reports that Air Force One will get Viasat Internet.
- An interesting discussion on airline stocks despite record profits. Airline stocks have never really seemed to be a good buy, since they have to leverage so much to put out a great product (aircraft aren’t cheap after all, and that’s only part of the expenditures necessary!).