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!
Where in the world are the bloggers?
- From One Mile at a Time: Egypt to stop issuing visas on arrival in May. This is a huge blow for many folks’ premium mileage running strategy. Trevor talked about his strategy here, and did his most ambitious mileage run here.
- Despite the tragedy in Tunisia, Wanderlusty isn’t planning on cancelling his trip. We wish him the best on his next adventure.
Winners and Losers
- Winning: Wandering Aramean won the lottery — a lottery that we suspect will get increasingly difficult to “win” going forward as these deals get far more difficult to achieve.
- Winning: Points Summary took the Etihad Airways First Chauffeur Service to his flight at LAX. Not a bad way to beat the traffic in Los Angeles – if we say so ourselves.
- Losing: Dia the Deal Mommy breaks the bad news that the world’s greatest Toys-R-Us in Times Square will soon be no more. It is a sad day, indeed.
Learning As You Go
- In case you missed it: The Doctor of Credit points out that you can now send debit card payments to friends via Facebook. A game changer? Possibly. The Doctor knows his stuff when it comes to this spending stuff.
- Chris Chamberlin fron Australian Business Traveller shares insight into the Emirates Aviation College for cabin crew.
- From Scott Mayerowitz at Business Insider: the interesting story of airplane models.
- Finally: Very Good Points educates us on the Starwood Flights and Nights program – something I did not realize existed. Brilliant!