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- Mike, writing for One Mile at a Time, shares a little rant about US Paid Time Off (PTO) policies. I can’t say I disagree with him. Its pretty bad, I’m lucky that my employer is very understanding and much more generous than most, but for many Americans, it’s either very stringent, or vacations are few and far between.
- With the US and Cuba officially signing the agreement today, airlines can now bid to offer commercial service. Who will fly from where, and how frequently? All things we won’t know until March, but that’s only a few weeks away.
- Ed reports that you can get $100 off a new Briggs and Riley bag (which is my favorite carry-on, btw), and you can help out a great cause at the same time. If you’re in the market for a new bag, this is a chance to save some money and do some good.
Miles and Points:
- Gary Leff reports that voting for the Freddie Awards has opened! The Freddies are an important award, at least in my book, because they are voted on by frequent travelers, people like us. Please take the time to vote.
- Buy Visa Gift Cards Online, from Loophole Travel
- Miles per Day shares how a reader got his Staples rewards account shutdown. Clearly people maximize coupons much more than I do, because while I have known about buying coupons on Ebay, I have not once actually thought about doing it…. and after reading this, that thought is even farther from my mind.
- From InventoryLab’s changelog:
Whoever keeps ripping a hole in the Space-Time Continuum better knock it off! We had folks with 6-day long weeks showing in their weekly Profit & Loss Reports! Thankfully, our Developers were able to stitch this new one up, but we’ve had it up to our eyeballs with these shenanigans! A tiny rip today is a Worm Hole tomorrow, and then what are you gonna do?! It’s all fun and games until you cause infinite quantum uncertainty.
- American Airlines files suit against Gogo as the in-flight connectivity playing field sees more competitive, better wifi.
TaggingMiles Posts of the Week:
- The Winner of the Short Fuse American Airlines SWU Giveaway
- In the event you missed it, the comments from Short Fuse: American Airlines Systemwide Upgrade Giveaway, have some great comments of amazing travel memories!
- Review: Lufthansa First Class 747-8 – Frankfurt to Washington Dulles
- Thai Aviation Authority calls for Contingency Plans after Nok Air Strands ~1400 passengers
- Review: Lufthansa First Class Terminal and Lounge (yes, both!)