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Do Now (if you haven’t already)
- Club Carlson will be undergoing horrible, tectonic changes, the first of which is just a few short days away. Freequent Flyer Book shares some speculative Club Carlson vacations to book. Well worth the read!
- Vinh from Miles Per Day shares Pro Tips from 15 years of reselling on eBay. I don’t do a whole lot of selling on eBay, but even I know – shipping is a big deal.
- Oren’s Money Saver shares the math of a hypothetical $500 product from Bed Bath and Beyond. The real gem of this post however is that you can buy stuff online through a portal then after the fact use a 20% off coupon in store. Crazy!
- Ed from Pizza in Motion found a couple of fun ways to test your knowledge from Cranky Flier. The first one tests your knowledge of US Airports, and the second of World Airports.
- Another piece for the #avgeek’s – Singapore unveils a Golden Jubilee livery on 2 A380’s!
- Via Johnny Jet (on Twitter) – Business Insider shares a map which renames each US State with the country generating the same Gross Domestic Product. Pretty impressive to see the vast differences of bordering states. that and that New York has the same GDP as Spain…
Elite Status and Mileage Running
- FrequentMiler shares his perspective of whether he will requalify for American Executive Platinum (EXP) status via Elite Qualifying Miles or Elite Qualifying Points. I can relate; I’m right now in an “Analysis Paralysis” in trying to get my remaining EQPs, although I’m pretty committed to my strategy of requalifying via EQPs.
- FreequentFlyerBook shares an interesting take on mileage running. I still have a hard time believing he’d mileage run though.
Credit Cards and Manufactured Spend
- I’m not sure about you, but I’m seeing a ton of talk about Citi Thank-you Premier and Prestige cards. FrequentMiler shares additional value Citi Thank-you Premier card holders get (1.25 cents per point on hotel redemptions), pretty good if you ask me.
- Chuck from Doctor of Credit shares the latest option for paying bills you currently can’t pay with a Credit Card. Plastiq essentially charges your card and mails out a check. Its like BlueBird, but, likely more scaleable. The catch however is the 2.5% transaction fee.