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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Gary,

    Your last headline “Airbnb is criticized by Palestinian Authority officials because they do not forbid residents of the West Bank to list their homes” is more than slightly misleading.

    The Palestinian Authority does not forbid, or want Airbnb to forbid, residents of the west bank from listing their homes. The issue in the article is that the homes being listed are in SETTLEMENTS in the west bank, and recognized by the majority of the world, including the US government, as completely illegal.

    First, there is the legality question of a US company supporting activity its own government has declared illegal (like a file sharing company in the US helping break international copyright law in Australia).

    Second, in the particular case Airbnb is allowing illegal settlers to rent out those illegal settlements. Its no different than if someone went into some farmland out west, built a cabin, and started renting it out – owner of the lands be damned.

    Even if you don’t agree with the politics, at least change the title to a slightly less misleading “in settlements in the west bank”

  2. @Jed:

    Dude, chill. Yes, he could have changed the wording a little, but no need to rant…

    BTW – this a a far too complex situation to solve in a few sentences.

  3. Hardly a rant. Just helping clarify. It’s not that complex an issue. He could have copied and pasted the headline he is quoting, for example.

    I’ve seen Gary take much worse from those who have accused him of click baiting on headlines. He’s a tough guy and writes a great blog 😉

    I think this was an honest oversight, so I wanted to point it out.

  4. As a new business traveler based in LAX, getting OW emerald status is of great interest to me. What would you say is the quickest/easiest way to earn it with a foreign carrier?

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