From Around the Web, The Dark Side of Miles and Points, Get $$$ From Burger King, American Airlines Has Passenger Ratings Like Uber Does!

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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.


Get a $2 gift card or $5 cash from Burger King for overcharging – Danny the Deal Guru

If you ever used a BOGO coupon for a Croissan’wich you were probably overcharged.  Go to DDG’s site for more info on the offer.  Do not file false claims, please.

Andy talks about the Dark Side of Miles & Points – Andy’s Travel Blog

A great reminder to every one of us in this hobby.  I know I get a high from getting new credit card approvals, as many of us do.  I think we all fall victim to this on some level.

Emirates Providing US Carrier Level Service for a Lost Bag – Running with Miles

This is pretty surprising to me.  This sounds like something United or American etc. would do.  To not cut a check to a customer after 4 weeks is inexcusable.

American Airlines rates every passenger – The Points Guy

It is no surprise that an airline would do this, especially American.  But it is interesting to see it actually out there in the open.  I know my rating would be terrible!

Should you cancel your Hilton card before January 18th?- Frequent Miler

With so much uncertainty as to what exactly will happen with converted cards, I’ve been waffling on this decision.

An Interesting Way to Achieve Diamond Status with Total Rewards – Travel Zork

Even though Diamond status with Total Rewards has been devalued for 2018 it still has some value – and you may be able to get it on the cheap.  You can think status match that to other casino programs and Wyndham Rewards.


Some interesting articles this edition.  I think the Dark Side of Miles and Points article hits closest to home for me.  Which one do you find the most interesting?

Mark Ostermann
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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    • Thanks Byron – it is something Shawn did in the past for a long time and we thought it would be good to start it up again! Glad you enjoyed it.


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