Hyatt and Visa Make Shopping at Whole Foods Affordable With $20 Off $50 Deal

Aug 14 2017

Whole Foods is known alternately known as ‘Whole Paycheck’ although their 365 store-brand items are often competitively priced. They do have better meat, fish, and vegetables than the median grocery chain. And they’ll play a fascinating role in Amazon’s future as the online retail giant completes its acquisition.

Hyatt Visa cardholders can get a $20 statement credit when making a single purchase of $50 or more by September 25.

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American Airlines Basic Economy Even Worse: Will Strand Customers During a Strike

Aug 13 2017

When American Airlines first unveiled the details of its new Basic Economy fares — new restrictions on its existing lowest fares — I told you about some of the restrictions that American didn’t.

Customers booking Basic Economy fares are at the bottom of the list to be re-accommodated, even if things goes wrong and it’s American’s fault.

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30 Day Free Trial for Hotel Booking Site That Undercuts Booking Direct

Aug 13 2017

I covered new hotel discount site Club1 Hotels when they first launched. They were offering free memberships for a year and many readers took advantage of it.

The website was a bit clunky, but there were plenty of deals. Because it’s a membership site they’re able to sell hotels for less than hotel websites and less than Expedia,, and others.

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Delta Emails Out Self-Serving Disinformation About Open Skies

Aug 12 2017

The Business Travel Coalition’s Kevin Mitchell apparently sent out an email criticizing Delta’s call for protectionism against Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar. And Delta sent out an email attacking back.

There are a lot of vested interests in this debate and each side tries to advance its commercial case, including by hiring experts to represent them in the court of public opinion. There are also facts.

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