Here are some posts from around the web that I thought you may find interesting. Let me know if there is anything good I missed. Email me anything awesome that you find, or write, at Mark@milestomemories.com.
Indonesian passenger flight carrying 189 people crashes into sea – CNBC
Scary stuff! Plane crashes happen so rarely these days it is always a shock when it does. There still has been no word on fatalities or injuries but it doesn’t look good. I hope they are able to find some survivors. It was a newer Boeing 737 Max 8 plane.
Alaska will be upgrading their lounges in Portland, Anchorage, Los Angeles, and Seattle. It is always good news when lounges go through improvements. The pictures of the Seattle lounge look awesome and it should be opened next year.
16 new airports and terminals we can’t wait to fly into – CNN Travel
I am most excited for LGA on the list. The remodel was a long time coming there, it is probably the worst airport in America right now.
Chase UR Travel Portal Sold [Us] Out–New Expedia Powered Portal Issues – Milenomics
Chase UR Portal Lost Option to Book Southwest, Spirit, and Allegiant – Miles Talk
I clumped the Milenomics piece and the Miles Talk piece together because they are similar and both talk about the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal. We had taken a look at the portal when Expedia first took over and hoped this would lead to more booking options. From these two pieces it sounds like it is the opposite so far. Chase has devalued their UR points by making things harder to book or removing the option all together. First they pulled Disney and now these changes. Not looking good so far.
Which article did you find most interesting? Remember to let me know of anything you come across that you want added into the next edition at Mark@milestomemories.com.
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.
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