How is United’s suit against Skiplagged similar to an event that happened in 2003 to FlyerTalk member chriseng? And will it all matter in the end?
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In this post I would like to express my criticism of a fellow BoardingArea blogger – Wandering Aramean. I’m not judging his blog mind you. What I’m judging is his posting style within the travel community forums.
It’s Judgment Week on ThreadTripping. In this installment: Loyalty Traveler and other bloggers and blog commenters who despise credit card-pushing bloggers.
I’m not a big fan of traveling on an airplane on which are also traveling children. But I understand that traveling with the little ones isn’t easy for the parents either … even though it is their fault that we are all on the airplane, and the earth for that matter, with these dirty little rugrats.
Some problems are exceptionally difficult to solve. And then there are problems that seem like they should be relatively easy to address, but never actually do get solved. Like, for example, the problem of airline seat recline and how it should be handled by passengers.
Frontier Airlines recently announced it was getting rid of its current EarlyReturns elite levels and replacing them with one elite level with very limited benefits. They didn’t say it quite like that. But they didn’t gloss it up too much either.
There are first-world problems … and then there are FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS. Feeling a bit uncomfortable when the hotel housekeeper demands to clean your room while you are still in it is a Class 1 first-world problem. Returning to your room after a short trip to the front desk to find the door propped open, the housekeeper busily cleaning away, and your wife still unaware in the shower – that has to rate at least a Class 5!
How do you get the most bang for your hard-earned miles? It’s a question that plagues all miles and points collectors – including one who you might be surprised to see struggle with it.
I like my fellow BoardingArea blogger, Angelina Aucello – author of the Just Another Points Traveler blog. She’s good people. Just recently, however, I learned that Angelina is nuttier than a coach cabin in the 80s.
According to an MIT study, online reviews can be skewed dramatically due to a social “herd effect” – which mostly results in over-ratings.