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Old Feb 5, 19, 2:59 pm
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What even is this?

https://thepointsguy.com/news/national-park-typeface/
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Old Feb 5, 19, 3:14 pm
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Old Feb 5, 19, 3:16 pm
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I used to subscribe to their RSS feed but in the last few months I find that maybe 1 in every 20-30 or so articles is maybe (at best) worth a read, so don't bother anymore. There's very few authors there that are worth reading and even their content has either been sporadic lately or been on topics that are just a waste of words.
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Old Feb 6, 19, 6:37 am
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I was just thinking that we need more cowbell!!

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I used to subscribe to their RSS feed but in the last few months I find that maybe 1 in every 20-30 or so articles is maybe (at best) worth a read, so don't bother anymore. There's very few authors there that are worth reading and even their content has either been sporadic lately or been on topics that are just a waste of words.
Way back when the blog first started (when it was still actually a blog, for that matter) and it was just Brian, he actually had some decent content. I recall a writeup on BA Executive Club that was decent enough I actually shared it with a friend who was just getting started in this stuff. But it didn't take long for the fluff-to-useful ratio to quickly change for the worse...then the commercialism became more prominent...and so on, until we get today's shill of a site.
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Old Feb 6, 19, 6:55 am
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Originally Posted by flashware View Post
I used to subscribe to their RSS feed but in the last few months I find that maybe 1 in every 20-30 or so articles is maybe (at best) worth a read, so don't bother anymore. There's very few authors there that are worth reading and even their content has either been sporadic lately or been on topics that are just a waste of words.
Imagine leaving the Associated Press for this and claiming it's your dream job.
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Old Feb 7, 19, 5:41 am
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Imagine leaving the Associated Press for this and claiming it's your dream job.
I think it pays better
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Old Feb 15, 19, 7:21 am
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I wish FlyerTalk supported emojis. Because my only response to this would be the trash can emoji.

https://thepointsguy.com/guide/how-t...t-the-airport/
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Old Feb 15, 19, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by diburning View Post
I wish FlyerTalk supported emojis. Because my only response to this would be the trash can emoji.

https://thepointsguy.com/guide/how-t...t-the-airport/
To be followed by a post today, "Dumping Someone at the Airport for Families!"
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Old Feb 16, 19, 1:24 pm
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How can TPG talk about Marriott's category changes for 2019 in multiple posts without actually providing a link to see the full list of hotels that will change in category ??
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Old Feb 16, 19, 9:04 pm
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How can TPG talk about Marriott's category changes for 2019 in multiple posts without actually providing a link to see the full list of hotels that will change in category ??
Their handlers at Marriott probably wouldn't let them.
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Old Feb 26, 19, 11:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam1222 View Post
Their handlers at Marriott probably wouldn't let them.
Speaking of which....next time you see TPG talking about Marriott, keep this insta post in mind:



Was that invite a reward for killing Richard Kerr's 'Marriott is out to lunch' post?

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Old Feb 27, 19, 10:57 am
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Not sure what that ridiculous and ill-fitting dinner jacket is suppose to represent.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 10:59 am
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At what point does a site become a blog vs a news outlet? Although, a good chunk of TPG's posts are just reposts from news sites so I guess that's that one answered.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 11:53 am
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At what point does a site become a blog vs a news outlet? Although, a good chunk of TPG's posts are just reposts from news sites so I guess that's that one answered.
it's "Content Marketing" not news, nor travel advice. Clearly, Marriott is a sponsor.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 1:57 pm
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