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Jun 15, 19, 7:59 am
Replies: 1,008
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Posted By Adam1222

Scammers gonna scam Greedy don't change

Scammers gonna scam
Greedy don't change
Jun 8, 19, 9:41 am
Replies: 1,146
Views: 213,189
Posted By Adam1222

The need to churn out blathering content is...

The need to churn out blathering content is getting to them.
Today's highly relevant post: "What You Need to Know if You’re Traveling to Israel During a Missile Attack...
Jun 6, 19, 3:43 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,790
Posted By Adam1222

I'm a bit confused as there is no flight on...

I'm a bit confused as there is no flight on United from Detroit to Lisbon. I presume you are connecting in IAD or EWR?
There are numerous threads about connections at LIS on the Other European...
Jun 5, 19, 7:13 am
Replies: 887
Views: 168,476
Posted By Adam1222

You can't do a reward stay and get the $100...

You can't do a reward stay and get the $100 credit. It is a special revenue rate. It's possible that special rate is simply not available the days you want.
Jun 4, 19, 6:05 pm
Replies: 887
Views: 168,476
Posted By Adam1222

You can search this thread for "gift cards" or...

You can search this thread for "gift cards" or "gift certificate"
Jun 4, 19, 4:35 am
Replies: 887
Views: 168,476
Posted By Adam1222

These are two different hotels with different...

These are two different hotels with different rates and different "rules".
Jun 2, 19, 7:45 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 4,302
Posted By Adam1222

Looks like it's been awhile but curious if any...

Looks like it's been awhile but curious if any stays since the Bonvoyification. Platinum with a stay coming up in a few weeks, was a seemingly great deal using points for a "Business" room, and I'll...
May 22, 19, 7:29 pm
Replies: 887
Views: 168,476
Posted By Adam1222

As has been discussed in a couple dozen posts: ...

As has been discussed in a couple dozen posts:
It does not work for US properties, since the payment is posted by Hilton central reservations, not the property. At foreign properties, the individual...
May 19, 19, 1:59 pm
Replies: 887
Views: 168,476
Posted By Adam1222

What kind of "ideas"? Did you look at the rates...

What kind of "ideas"? Did you look at the rates of Hilton resorts in Las Vegas?
May 14, 19, 3:55 pm
Replies: 1,008
Views: 176,888
Posted By Adam1222

There has been a sort of perverse change leading...

There has been a sort of perverse change leading to increased patronage of FT. Bloggers sell notion of easy/free miles to sell credit cards. People sign up for cards and then realize they can't use...
May 14, 19, 4:43 am
Replies: 1,008
Views: 176,888
Posted By Adam1222

Yes I don't think that's an adequate disclosure....

Yes I don't think that's an adequate disclosure. Flyertalk was about people helping each other and a sense of community.
Gary's libertarianism is certainly reflected in the content of his posts over...
May 13, 19, 1:44 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Adam1222

There is nothing sketchy about the location of...

There is nothing sketchy about the location of the Courtyard. Unless there are long lines at the new Apple Store that opened a few blocks away this weekend. If you're going to be "out late", you are...
May 13, 19, 1:39 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By Adam1222

Unfortunately, you are learning the hard way that...

Unfortunately, you are learning the hard way that the "fantastic awards" you are often reading about are in sponsored blog content, where the authors have an incentive to get you to sign up for a...
May 11, 19, 11:12 pm
Replies: 407
Views: 46,507
Posted By Adam1222

Considering Randy always says he has no input on...

Considering Randy always says he has no input on the content of blogs and BA is just a vessel, that seems odd.
Of course, if one has original content they would be able to blog without BA. They...
May 11, 19, 7:04 pm
Replies: 1,008
Views: 176,888
Posted By Adam1222

Even less logic in your response. ​​​​​​ Not...

Even less logic in your response.
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Not everyone else with an affiliate link wrote a piece lobbying against consumer protections without making clear that they have major self-interest of...
May 10, 19, 3:40 pm
Replies: 1,008
Views: 176,888
Posted By Adam1222

Glad to see this takedown of Gary's defense of...

Glad to see this takedown of Gary's defense of predatory lending at absurd rates:
Gary Leff is right that a ban on usury will make his scam harder to run. But should you care? ? The Free-quent Flyer...
May 10, 19, 12:57 pm
Replies: 887
Views: 168,476
Posted By Adam1222

if you are booking an international hotel with an...

if you are booking an international hotel with an advance purchase rate, yes.
If not, most hotels will only charge a card if they see the card and the cardholder is present. You can see if they...
May 10, 19, 12:52 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 67,323
Posted By Adam1222

People tend to post those on info desk, for...

People tend to post those on info desk, for better or worse. Before doing so, though, try and figure out options yourself and share what work you have done. It is not helpful to say "I have a lot of...
May 10, 19, 12:45 pm
Replies: 3,712
Views: 712,114
Posted By Adam1222

While I generally agree, not all parties are...

While I generally agree, not all parties are equally to blame given information asymmetry. The bloggers, banks, and marketing companies know that the people who are being "converted" these days are...
May 9, 19, 5:14 pm
Replies: 3,712
Views: 712,114
Posted By Adam1222

That opaque language alas is what all of the...

That opaque language alas is what all of the shilling blogs use, making the consumer have to somehow guess for himself if the content in a given post is unbiased editorial content, native...
May 7, 19, 3:34 pm
Replies: 1,146
Views: 213,189
Posted By Adam1222

Another former journalist sells out...

Another former journalist sells out https://thepointsguy.com/news/benet-j-wilson-joins-the-points-guys-credit-cards/
I hope the Online News Association and Mercer University’s Center for...
May 6, 19, 8:08 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By Adam1222

Been watching for a week or so and the hotel...

Been watching for a week or so and the hotel seems closed for reservations after the first week of December 2019. Any intel?
Replies: 228
Views: 57,431
Posted By Adam1222

This is a well-known popular service throughout...

This is a well-known popular service throughout Japan. You can learn more about it at https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/japan/1831524-hints-first-time-visitors-japan.html or by googling Black Cat.
May 5, 19, 12:41 pm
Replies: 887
Views: 168,476
Posted By Adam1222

No, David.

No, David.
May 3, 19, 10:33 am
Replies: 1,146
Views: 213,189
Posted By Adam1222

Looks like TPG is giving us a new entry in the...

Looks like TPG is giving us a new entry in the entitled, utterly lacking in self-awareness, DYWKIA privileged jerk blogger category, Ethan Steinberg. Today, he described flying China Southern in...
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