I receive compensation for many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links, but I am grateful to you if you do. American Express, Citibank, Chase, Capital One and other banks are advertising partners of this site. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own, and have not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by my advertising partners. I do not write about all credit cards that are available -- instead focusing on miles, points, and cash back (and currencies that can be converted into the same).
News and notes from around the interweb:
- Where did 50 Cent spend all his money? (Yes, it’s travel-related)
- Barclaycard Arrival+ World MasterCard applications are available again. New applications had paused while they updated card details. Changes were negative, but the card is worth getting for its generous bonus. For ongoing spend, however, Citi Double Cash is a far better rebate card — and Chase Sapphire Preferred remains best overall.
- 1500 United miles for a 1-day Hertz rental
- Butlers who will ensure your kid’s sandcastles are better than anyone else’s
- 10 photos of things Greece intends to sell (at least a piece of) to meet the terms of its bailout — including the Athens airport, thermal hot springs, and hotels the government built and owns (which may offer insight into one of the many problems to begin with).
- Expertflyer’s survey of family travel behavior: 75% “Stole” Overhead Bin Space; and More Than 1/3 Brought Their Own Food to Eat On Board. Cool infographic.
- Fool me once… American plans to restart New York JFK – Caracas service December 17 “even though it has not repatriated more than half a billion dollars in revenue trapped in Venezuela as a result of currency controls.”
- Condor plans to fly Austin – Frankfurt starting next June. British Airways already flies Austin – London and is upgauging from a 787 to 777 on the route.