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- Kathy, who writes Will Run for Miles learned something interesting. Secret Flying, whom I think we have all noticed as a new kid on the street, over the past year, seems to copy other fare deal sites. The positive of this is, that Kathy highlights other original sources of airfare deals – ones that I’ll be watching, and you should too.
- Grant shares how you can update your Global Entry account online when you renew your passport.
- Ed asks: Should AirBNB Be illegal? I’ve never stayed an an AirBNB, but I have friends that feel they are the best thing since sliced bread. The thing I hate most about this situation is the fact that most conflicts are resolved with a middle ground. Hopefully AirBNB and New York State can find that.
- Its probably too soon to tell what the impact will be, but, I think this graphic says a lot:
Miles and Points:
- Gary Leff shares the results of a federal government study on frequent flyer programs. The key take-away is that the government is taking notice of these “no notice changes,” and hopefully they will put some teeth behind the enforcement, that notice must be given.
- The Mileage Plus X app is great – but be careful on how frequently you use it. Vinh shares a story of someone who generated 5 figures in less than a week, and had his account frozen.
- Earn 1,000 more United MileagePlus miles with a $250 purchase through the MileagePlus Shopping Portal (and you know how much I love shopping portals!)
- Costco switched to Visa this past Monday. If you haven’t already maxed out your 2nd quarter Freedom 5x, you have another option!
- Further to the point – FrequentMiler analyzes the new Costco Visa – it looks enticing! That said, his conclusion is the same one I had come to some time ago, when I received word that my Fidelity AMEX was moving to a Fidelity Visa (it’s almost like they planned this!).
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