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- Warning this one starts a video (sorry!), and only loosely falls under travel, but over the past weekend, a trio of Americans traveling via train from Amsterdam to Paris, subdued a gunman who stepped into their train carriage.I do not believe the word “Hero” for these three gentlemen is an overstatement.
- What do you get when you combine a mid-air break-up with inflight wi-fi and social media? A live-tweet of an awkward mid-air breakup.
- Pizza in Motion reviews the new Hyatt Regency Tyson’s Corner, VA. It’s coming up Diamonds (pun intended).
- Dia shares an easy way to find a company’s foreign website, which can generally be very good to use for some purchases. I’ve spoken about that here and here.
Miles and Points
- BigHabitat offers a Target Cartwheel App Primer. I’ll just say this: Even if you aren’t reselling, the Cartwheel App makes sense, now, if you are doing reselling, it makes even more sense.
- Dr. Evil…. I mean, PF Digest shares a how to guide for United, the only thing he left out, are the circles and arrows.
- From Gary Leff, the Delta SunTrust Debit card is back! But, it’s approaching useless, as its limited to 48,000 miles per year at best.
- From Pizza in Motion – Korean Air Skypass transfer from Ultimate Rewards is unavailable. This happened last year too, and hopefully we’ll see them return. Update: Via Gary Leff in the comments, Korean Air Skypass transfers are back.
- Points for Later has a post on Taxes and Reselling, I dare say it may have perhaps even partially spurred by mine. I think it’s pretty clear though that for the most part, cashback just decreases your cost of goods sold. Now, Manufactured Spending is a different story, and I just have a hard time agreeing with Noah of Money Metagame. But I also don’t yearn for an IRS ruling on MS, because that would just be bad all around.
- Via Airways News, Korean Airlines took delivery of their first 747-8i. I don’t know about anyone else, but I love the fact that at least some airlines are still somewhat committed to the Queen of the Skies.
Tagging Miles Posts of the Week
- A few weeks ago, my wife and I had the chance to visit and review the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake.
- How hotels communicate hotel etiquette, is it their responsibility even?
- Are Miles, Points, and Cashback taxable by the IRS?
- To finish off the week, I have posted the first in a new series: The Intermediate Guide to Fulfillment by Amazon: Dealing with Returns.