This Week’s Top 3 Threads – September 27, 2014

1. Should the Anti-Tipping Society of America Be Resurrected?

According to Kerry Segrave in “Tipping: An American Social History of Gratuities”, the practice of tipping likely originated in Europe and eventually made its way over to the U.S. Now, centuries later, it seems some Americans can’t wrap their heads around why Europeans are so “stingy”.

2. I Got 49 Problems But Greece Ain’t One

Greece has been a bit under the gun the last several years. But financial difficulties aside, Greece is still clearly a country with a lot going for it. In fact, Greece has at least 49 things going for it according to BuzzFeed’s Alexander Besant.

3. From Pudding to Tacos and Cats – How the Mileage Shopping Deal Continues to Live On

Most every frequent flyer has heard of the Pudding Guy – the infamous David Phillips whose mileage earning exploits were portrayed by Adam Sandler in “Punch Drunk Love.” But have you heard of Australia’s the Taco Cat Guy?


 

This Week’s Featured Posters and Communities:

BuzzFeed

  • Alexander Besant
  • Emily Sunshine
  • Paddy Mulligan
  • Eloise Auf

TravBuddy

  • anywherebutthere1

Prior2Boarding

  • Grant
  • Eric
  • CK

Fodor’s

  • jacketwatch
  • kja

City-Data

  • k374
  • Miaiam
  • mels
  • PA2UK
  • docklang
  • Sandi
  • inquest
  • MissGreen

Milepoint

  • uggboy

Australian Frequent Flyer

  • Joshua

FlyerTalk

 Image: “WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?” by nolifebeforecoffee. CC BY 2.0.

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