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Old Nov 18, 19, 5:46 pm
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When I was reading, I saw Gary post an article about some zany story in some odd part of the world. The problem was that in the "More from the VFTW" link section, there was a link to the same story on Gary's blog, posted several years earlier. Gary had forgotten that he had written the first article about the zany story, years had passed, Gary saw it again, and then wrote about it as if it were a new story. This got deleted pretty quick. Personally, I found some of his jokes offensive enough that it was time for me to stop reading months ago.
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Old Dec 8, 19, 10:31 am
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Thumbs down CVS boo ..

So a really odd article by Gary that obviously wasn't checked for facts - & it's just poor form when the link to the H/T doesn't work

https://viewfromthewing.com/one-marr...-shampoo-back/

In a cross between the two strategies, the Sheraton Taipei is offering a coupon worth about $3.28 at CVS in exchange for your returning unused single use personal amenities.

Let's see if he reads & replies to the comments, but there are no CVS's in Taipei ..


And what's his beef / pure disdain for hotel Bulk toiletries?

https://viewfromthewing.com/marriott...dy-a-disaster/


Does he even know that there are other types of dispensers & not just those that he's seen, most likely only in the States (TX?) or where-ever he's from
He really gets worked up over a dude discharging something into his bulk shampoo ...

And guests have been known to put stuff in them you wouldn’t want there. Even where there have been safeguarding locks in place I’ve had rooms where those weren’t locked.

Seriously - there are much more important things happening in the world to lose grey matter over than shampoo & body soap .. sheesh

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Old Dec 8, 19, 12:15 pm
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Atleast the PJ selfies have stopped

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Old Dec 8, 19, 3:02 pm
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Today Gary pushed the 70K American Airlines business card, saying "There’s never been a better public offer for this card." In the comments I posted a link to a 75K offer for the same card. The post was not allowed. This has happened frequently before. The link to the card has been on my and Doctor of Credit's website for a long time. So beware, and learn which websites always post the best offers the authors know about, regardless of whether or not a commission is earned.
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Old Dec 9, 19, 5:25 am
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Originally Posted by kaffir76;31818362 Seriously - there are much more important things happening in the world to lose grey matter over than shampoo & body soap .. sheesh

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Confused also why anyone keeps clicking on this drivel designed to...take a break in between "X reasons I like the credit card I am selling" posts
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Old Dec 9, 19, 8:20 am
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Originally Posted by kaffir76 View Post
So a really odd article by Gary that obviously wasn't checked for facts - & it's just poor form when the link to the H/T doesn't work

https://viewfromthewing.com/one-marr...-shampoo-back/

In a cross between the two strategies, the Sheraton Taipei is offering a coupon worth about $3.28 at CVS in exchange for your returning unused single use personal amenities.

Let's see if he reads & replies to the comments, but there are no CVS's in Taipei ..


And what's his beef / pure disdain for hotel Bulk toiletries?

https://viewfromthewing.com/marriott...dy-a-disaster/


Does he even know that there are other types of dispensers & not just those that he's seen, most likely only in the States (TX?) or where-ever he's from
He really gets worked up over a dude discharging something into his bulk shampoo ...

And guests have been known to put stuff in them you wouldn’t want there. Even where there have been safeguarding locks in place I’ve had rooms where those weren’t locked.

Seriously - there are much more important things happening in the world to lose grey matter over than shampoo & body soap .. sheesh

I don't doubt that tampering with the bulk dispensers does happen - people do all sorts of bizarre stuff. But I'm not convinced it's such a widespread risk that I'm really worried about it (and I'm even a bit of a germaphobe!) It's not impossible for someone to taint the individual bottles, for that matter. Not planning to boycott the bulk bottles myself, anyway.

Gary does seem to have a bit of an obsession over bodily fluids. I've seen a lot of post headlines involving urination and defecation over the years.

Originally Posted by pgary View Post
Today Gary pushed the 70K American Airlines business card, saying "There’s never been a better public offer for this card." In the comments I posted a link to a 75K offer for the same card. The post was not allowed. This has happened frequently before. The link to the card has been on my and Doctor of Credit's website for a long time. So beware, and learn which websites always post the best offers the authors know about, regardless of whether or not a commission is earned.
Those sort of shenanigans are what gives P&M bloggers a bad name.

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Confused also why anyone keeps clicking on this drivel designed to...take a break in between "X reasons I like the credit card I am selling" posts
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Old Dec 19, 19, 3:02 pm
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Now Gary is trying to get a pilot fired for taking a bottle of wine. Good thing there are 2 pilots and both can deny his claim, but holy ...., that's a new low.
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Old Dec 19, 19, 4:04 pm
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Originally Posted by stuck720 View Post
Now Gary is trying to get a pilot fired for taking a bottle of wine. Good thing there are 2 pilots and both can deny his claim, but holy ...., that's a new low.
VFTW seems to cover AA a lot, but where is the VFTW on the AA bank card-churning-related shutdowns? Seems like a big thing for a miles and points bank card-pushing blogger to leave out when AA is so near and dear to VFTW in ways.
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Old Dec 19, 19, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by stuck720 View Post
Now Gary is trying to get a pilot fired for taking a bottle of wine. Good thing there are 2 pilots and both can deny his claim, but holy ...., that's a new low.
Nobody likes a snitch. Must not be enough "news" about urine and bodily fluids in shampoo bottles to keep him busy.

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VFTW seems to cover AA a lot, but where is the VFTW on the AA bank card-churning-related shutdowns? Seems like a big thing for a miles and points bank card-pushing blogger to leave out when AA is so near and dear to VFTW in ways.
He's chimed in in the comments on some other blogs who've posted about it early on. He didn't seem terribly well-informed of the correct details of the issue. His compatriot Lucky posted about it the other day...which was particularly rich given his history.
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Old Jan 21, 20, 2:19 am
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Old Jan 21, 20, 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post

Int'l F. No acknowledgment in the cabin until 3 minutes to pushback (let alone PDBs), 1st course not served until 2h30m into flight (on an overnight!). FA broke a glass in my seat. Purser threatened my wife. It went on from there.
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Old Jan 21, 20, 3:19 pm
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No word of the child? Any reason why the purser had taken issue with the wife?
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Old Jan 23, 20, 7:11 am
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No word of the child? Any reason why the purser had taken issue with the wife?
I don't know, but on Twitter he said he will be writing a post about it.
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