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News and notes from around the interweb:
- I’m giving away a 3-night stay in a terrace suite in New York. And so far there are only about a third the number of entries I’d have expected. That means you have a good shot if you leave a comment.
- “Business credit cards have several points in their favor” (get the pun?). I tell the Los Angeles Times about some of the advantages they offer.
“Spending on a business card can be better for your credit than putting the same spending on a personal card,” said Leff, “because business cards usually are not included in your personal credit report.
“So your spending on them should not reduce your utilization ratio [how much of your available credit you are using each month] and thus lower your personal credit score.”
- More than half of Americans don’t know how much they’re earning in credit card rewards
- IHG top tier status in just 3 nights
- A flight attendant has been fired – and deported – from a Gulf airline for charging an average of $2000 per long haul flight over the past two years to have sex with passengers. She made over a million dollars. (HT: the aptly-named Lucky) No wonder the US airlines don’t feel they can compete with Gulf carriers…
- Anthony Bourdain’s New York hawker center is still two years off. (HT: Michael W Travels)
“The way people eat has changed,” he said. “They want to be at counters and communal tables. They want heat and funk and chicken wings that set their hair on fire. They’re as quick to brag about the greatest $3 bowl of laksa as a dinner at Ducasse. That’s what I want to create for New York, some place where I would want to eat. Right now, there is nothing like that.”
- American will start flying to Merida, Mexico in March. That means I can conveniently visit one of the Starwood Haciendas in the Yucatan without having to abandon my preferred carrier.