News and Notes from Around the Interweb:
- TJ on Miles & Points details his strategy to get $80 cash back purchasing internet domains for $14.95. An interesting find, and while it may even seem to be scalable (doing lots of domains at a profit) I predict that the folks paying out here will find it not economical for them to do so.
Shades of the easyCGI shopping portal debacle? Nonetheless some will find it worth playing with, and certainly interesting to watch play out.
- JonNYC at TravelingBetter.com notes that American has increased the window — from 12 hours to 24 hours — for making $75 same-day confirmed flight changes. That’s a huge improvement that makes changing travel easier, though I still wish the fee was waived for elites.
- Thousands of View from the Wing readers get their content via RSS feed, and thousands more by daily e-mail (enter your email address on the left hand panel of the screen to sign up). Last week the systems were moved over from Feedburner to Feedblitz, and I’ve had a few reports of folks not getting their emails. So this would be a great time to check — if you aren’t seeing the daily email, I would appreciate it if you would re-subscribe. And if you haven’t subscribed before, please do start now!
- Priority Club is no longer a partner of TopGuest. Folks can still earn 50 Hilton points each day for social media checkins at Doubletree. Priority Club was the first TopGuest partner, others have fallen away since the site launched in 2010. I’ve never fully understood the value proposition for these programs to pay for social media checkins this way, and perhaps many are deciding that there isn’t a compelling one after all.