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!
- Not all travel is in First Class, at 5 star hotels, and without issue. Stefan shares how he was robbed on Easter.
- Australian Business Traveller reports that Singapore will have a new business class seat for their 787-10 and A350 aircraft, coming in 2018.
- John Walton writing for Runway Girl Network, poses the Virgin-Alaska tie-up’s premium Passenger Experience (#PaxEx) opportunity. John’s comments are a bit ironic, considering Gary Leff’s comment that Virgin America has the best domestic First Class cabin.
- And speaking of the Virgin-Alaska tie-up, Ed shares the key business points behind it.
- Jason Rabinowitz reviews China Eastern’s 777-300ER. This is not your typical flight review, definitely a worthwhile read.
- From Scott Mayerowitz, more publicity on an airline rule change that will make your multi-city flight cost significantly more, if you book as a single ticket. So, take this advice from Gary Leff instead.
Miles and Points:
- Stefan poses a well thought out and researched question, asking whether customers who buy miles are a better customer than the ones who fly on the airlines (as a method to earn miles).
- With many avenues of MS closing, more folks are getting money orders. Vinh has a cautionary tale that struck a chord for me. Always make sure the money order prints out the full dollar value and the full date, otherwise you’ll encounter issues depositing it.
- Milenomics declares miles are dead.
- In the same topic as Milenomics, Keri reports that the Verizon Rewards Plus Points have also devalued this week. Not a big deal, but, it speaks to the trend.
- Vinh reports on Barclaycard shutdowns. Interesting, considering I haven’t even been looking at my Barclaycard stuff lately.