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Nov 15th 2012 1:52PM So good journalism is to compare a base rate earning option to something with bonus categories to make a point? Apples to Oranges already.
Next, why on earth would anyone settle for 2 cpm return on their award miles? Sure some do it, but it isn't a smart use of those.
Try doing this comparison with business or first class tickets and see where the scales tip.
Your headline is completely wrong and misleading. Yes a cashback card has its place and there are times to use it instead. But if your goal is "free" travel and comfortable travel at that, the mileage earning cards are hands down better. The key is to know what you want and work towards that goal.
May 10th 2011 9:07AM Went to the Seychelles for the first time this year. Simply the most amazing beautiful place we've ever seen or heard of. Not surprised they'd come here.
Jan 10th 2011 11:40AM I disagree EagerTraveler. I just had a weekend of flying with American where almost everyone I interacted with was happy, smiling, pleasant and making an honest effort to help me out in any way they could.
We got out of the snow in BDL about 45 minutes late with a 45 minute connection in Dallas. They made up the time in the air and got us in 6 minutes early. Then it went bad. Next flight was canceled and that is where the agents I dealt with really had a shine. It was among the best day dealing with the airline I've ever had.
So the front line people are out there and many are worth having their jobs. I know I wouldn't take their job.
As for rewards, if you are a frequent enough flyer to have miles balances that will get you an award ticket, you'll have the status with the airline to help you easily get what you need. If they're all credit card churning bonus miles, well, you get what you pay for.
Jan 10th 2011 9:35AM Well I'm certainly not someone who thinks people should be restricted to where and how they have sex when there is really no harm/no foul involved. Being caught on camera shouldn't be the deterrent here. Its the fact that fluids when introduced to fluids blend.
As someone said above, on the basketball court at 5am where no one else is except maybe the eye in the sky, i say go for it. You're not leaving "parts of you" for others to "enjoy" later in the water.
But in the hot tub is as my wife would say "gross".
Jan 10th 2011 9:03AM Number 5 touches on something I tell all my clients. Status on almost all airlines starts at only 25,000 miles annually. Being based on the east coast I realize this is much easier than someone in middle america, but if you look for deals and are somewhat flexible you can add a trip or two or even sometimes only adding a segment to your normal flight plans and it will help you make this number.
Once you have it, as you reported, life is a lot easier in your air needs.
Dec 30th 2010 10:01AM Dear FA.
You are exactly what is wrong with society as a whole these days. You are not in charge of my life. You are the customer facing representative of your company to me. You are in the customer service business regardless of what you may think. You sir should get out of this business because as evidenced on this posting of yours, you do not do it well.
Complaining that you are the last one out when something happens just means you're too selfish and self-centered to realize you chose this job. No one put a gun to your head and told you to do it. Yes, everyone's job can be complained about at times, but to show a total lack of understanding of your actual reality is just poor.
Good luck with your future career change. You need it.
Dec 30th 2010 7:35AM As a travel agent myself I can assure you, the more details you as a client can offer, the better job at planning we can do. Have an idea of a budget, or a room type, or a departure port in mind? Let us know. The more specific you can be the more we (all travel agents) can show why a TA is worth the effort.
Dec 16th 2010 9:00AM Shore Power is a great thing, but make no mistake. The cruise lines are doing this for cost savings as well. Even if its only in their home ports, they will save 10-12 hours a week of diesel consumption.
Its a good thing and should be a requirement, but there are many sides to this.
Nov 16th 2010 3:08PM Typically I'll offer the parent my goldfish. A small sacrifice but it worked more than once.
Although I usually take one last handful for myself.
Nov 16th 2010 2:49PM Just remember its the frequent flyers not the family that keeps the airlines in business. So you can bash the FFs all you want, but it won't mean your point is valid.
Remember. Your spawn is the result of a choice you made and that choice should have consequences. Control it or leave with it.
All most of us are really saying is be an attentive parent and most of us will actually cut you some slack. But your whole "you don't have a kid so you can't possibly understand anything" is garbage.