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On a Frontier flight from St. Louis to Denver a passenger went off on a “drunken tirade”.
The African American woman sitting next to him videotaped the episode in which he declared he should get what he wanted — even though “crew members allegedly refused to continue serving him alcohol” — because he was playing his ‘effing white card’. Things didn’t end well.
American Express CEO Ken Chenault will retire at then end of the year after 16 years in the role.
American Express was a strong performer for much of Chenault’s tenure but faced real challenges in recent years as it lost the Costco business and had to compete far more aggressively for premium cardholder business that was traditionally its exclusive domain.
Two months ago OTG opened a new restaurant at Newark that received fanfare like pretty much no airport restaurant ever. It’s called Classified and everyone wanted to go because it was exclusive.
Now even I — a United Silver with no travel plans through Newark and little history of the same — can make a reservation. If you want to check out the secret place, it’s worth trying to log in yourself.
I’d view this as a $50 rebate on a minimum of 3 nights’ hotel, of $16.67 per night. And after that you can earn 4000 points which I see as a $12 rebate per night on a 2-night stay.
Definitely worth registering for.
‘Real metal’ cards like the JP Morgan Palladium were cool 4 and 5 years ago for sure. But now that everyone is doing metal it’s no longer quite as exclusive.
However the chilling story of an assassination attempt on a Canadian CEO may have just made me a convert to metal credit cards.
Some programs have expiring miles. For instance, miles earned today will expire in 3 years if unused. Other programs have expiring accounts. You account becomes inactive if there’s no earning or redemption in, say, 18 or 36 months — but any activity in your account extends the life of your miles.
One airline has a policy much more draconian than this: the entire program expires.
We know that American Airlines is below expected credit card signups this year.
They have two different banks issuing American Airlines co-brand credit cards and both are offering 60,000 mile signup bonuses. And Citibank offers both a personal and a small business card. Here’s how to leverage all 3.
When President Clinton testified in front of a grand jury he suggested that his truthfulness depended on the meaning of the word ‘is’.
Precise words matter in a courtroom and — it seems — when checking bags with American Airlines.
Etihad is taking the next step towards becoming a no frills carrier like British Airways. They’re testing Hand Baggage Only fares.
This is all about “diversify[ing] its revenues in line with digital capabilities” and is a part of their overall efforts at “new ancillary products including extra legroom seats, neighbour-free seats and preferred seating.”