News and notes from around the interweb:
- Google Wallet funds are now being held in FDIC insured accounts. This doesn’t add any meaningful protections, it’s helping Google not lose funds rather than protecting you against risk of Google’s insolvency. (Google itself is not FDIC insured.) But I tend to think the risk of Google insolvency is likely lower than FDIC insolvency.
- To save money and get the most out of travels, JohnnyJet recommends this blog and One Mile at a Time (good choices!). He also suggests Silvercar, which while not ‘cheap’ offers good value especially at $49 for all rentals this month and stackable with the $25 first time renter credit.
Silvercar Audi at Frequent Traveler University
- The door just past security that allows first class passengers to go straight into the Concorde Room after security at Heathrow costs British Airways one million pounds per year. This saves time for premium cabin passengers, but means lost revenue by keeping them from having to walk through duty free.
- The idea of credit makes us slightly uncomfortable, but it’s really something we should celebrate.
- Emirates Skywards Mileage Accelerator gives you more miles for paid tickets on specific routes each month.
- Turkish Airlines thinks pilots should marry so that they do not do really bad things. (HT: Brian Sumers)