From Around the Web: New Amex Platinum Perks? Best Points for Dublin, Beware of T-Mobile Hacks & More!

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Roundup: Articles From Around the Web!

Roundup: Articles From Around the Web!

Here are some posts that caught our eye that we thought you may find interesting!  Let us know if there is anything good we missed.  Email me anything awesome that you find, or write, at


Equifax hack may be worse than we thought – CNN Money

2017 may have been the year of the hack.  From Equifax to Uber to Tio it was a rough year for our personal data.  It sounds like Equifax didn’t report all of the information that was acquired during the hack.

Read this if you have a T-Mobile plan – Miles per Day

I don’t have T-Mobile but I know a lot of people in the hobby do because of their international plans.  This is a great piece of advice and it is pretty scary that people are able to port out your number to another carrier.  Then use that number to hack your bank account etc.

Southwest Passengers Redeem a ton of Awards – View From the Wing 

A few interesting points came out of Southwest’s SEC 10-K filing.  The usage of Rapid Rewards points is up year over year but their credit card revenue is flat.  I guess that means there are a lot of Ultimate Rewards transfers going on :).

Amex Platinum FHR rumored perks – One Mile at a Time

There are rumors that the American Express Personal Platinum will be adding some perks with the Fine Hotels & Resorts program.  Amex may be adding a 5x earning rate for bookings, as well as, allow people to book their FHR trips with Membership Rewards points.

Best miles and points for Aer Lingus flights in 2018 – Milenomics

Years ago the best way to fly Aer Lingus was British Airways Avios out of Boston.  But times have changed, devaluations have happened, and Robert takes a look at which miles are the best these days.  You may be surprised which ones win out.


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



  1. Data hacks really need to start being persued with the same tenacity lawyers have for oil spills, etc… It’s always the tip of the iceberg with these issues and it’s especially scary when the companies ‘safeguarding’ large chunks of our real and digital info can’t even comprehend the can of worms they’ve opened their customers to. Sad.

    • #Truth Michael. There should be hefty penalties for it. Especially when they try to cover it up like Uber and Equifax did.

  2. In most cases, it makes more sense to sign up for a chase ink card (and transfer the 80,000 bonus points to Southwest) than to sign up for the Southwest card.


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