From Around the Web: The Power of FREE, New Travel Laws – What You Need to Know & More!!

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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


Is the power of FREE! leading you to Predictably Irrational behavior? Milenomics

I think this plays into a travel hacker’s psyche for sure…it is simply human nature.  Something we should try to be aware of though.

Southwest Going Full Court Press Against Southwest Monkey – CNBC

I found this link on DoC‘s website.  This is a case of a big dog intimidating the small dog and all other small dogs that were to follow.  We wrote about Southwest Monkey a while back, but Southwest is taking this too far.  This along with their recent settlement for price fixing…not a good week for the “friendly flier”.

Is Your ID Approved for Travel? These Are the Latest Rules – NY Times

This is something we are all going to need to deal with over the next few years.  Good info on where we are now and what is to come in the future.

Hard Rock Las Vegas Sold to Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Hotels – Vital Vegas

It will be interesting to see what kind of changes Richard Branson and Virgin Hotels has in store for one of the more loved properties in Vegas.

A detailed look at one of the new perks of the Aspire Hilton card – Windbag Miles

While I would probably never use the $100 credit perk at Waldorf or Conrad hotels this is a good look at why it may or may not be a good deal.

Hyatt Globalist vs Hilton Diamond for business travel – The Free-quent Flyer

I always enjoy caparisons like this.  It is something everyone should do, not just reimbursed business travelers, before deciding on which brands to frequent.


Which article did you find most useful?  Remember to let me know of anything you come across that you want added into the next edition!


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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