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United Express Captain Arrested for Botched Castration of Transgender Woman

May 27 2017

An enterprising director could make a United Pilots Gone Wild! video out of the two who were too drunk to fly, the one that was running brothels all over Houston and the United Express pilot and co-pilot who got into a fight.

Now a Chicago O’Hare-based United Express captain for ExpressJet, the same Express carrier where a flight couldn’t continue because pilots were fighting, has been arrested in a Colorado castration case. And it gets even stranger.

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Aeroplan Quickly Brings Back Online Booking of Awards Outside US and Canada

May 27 2017

When the Aeroplan website stopped allowing customers to book awards that do not either start or end in the U.S. and Canada online, I concluded that “Aeroplan hates their customers.” That wasn’t fair.

The issue was frustrating because when making a booking the best way to search space is segment-by-segment even if you have to call to book, because calling to book incurs a fee (and hold times are interminably long), and because the situation arose without either notice or communication.

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Aeroplan Hates Their Customers, No Longer Lets You Book Most World Awards Online

May 27 2017

Aeroplan used to be one of the best frequent flyer programs in the world, maybe even the best, but over the past six years we’ve seen multiple rounds of award chart inflation, the introduction of fuel surcharges on partner awards, blocking of multiple Star Alliance airlines, and now an inability to book awards online that do not either originate or terminate in the U.S. or Canada.

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Chase Renews Hyatt Co-Brand Deal, Will Retain Hyatt as Points Transfer Partner

Chase announced yesterday that they had renewed their agreement to issue the Hyatt Credit Card. Crucially, the deal also ensures that Hyatt will remain a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner and that transfers will continue 1:1. World of Hyatt will continue as a point transfer partner through Chase’s premier rewards program, which allows for Ultimate Rewards points to be transferred at full 1:1 value. This means one Chase Ultimate Rewards point is equal to one World of Hyatt point. Eligible Chase credit cardholders can redeem points for stays at more than 700 Hyatt properties in 56 countries worldwide. So points from the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, the Ink Business Preferred Credit Card and more will continue to transfer to Hyatt as well as to United, Southwest, and British Airways — all co-brand deals that Chase…

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