The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is absolutely beaming this afternoon because the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced a plan to raise wages for “baggage handlers, security officers, wheelchair agents, terminal and airplane cleaners and other airport workers” at the area’s 3 major airports under its control. Forty thousand employees at at New York JFK, New York LaGuardia and Newark will see their pay rise to $19 an hour by 2023. New York workers are starting out at $13, and New Jersey airport workers are now at $10.55. So this is a significant increase. In fact today’s decision was a staff recommendation that’s expected to be formally adopted by the Port Authority board in June. Under the proposal, the annual increases would begin Sept. 1. The first one would raise the…
After the snowstorm in the Northeast plenty of flights were zeroed and some even oversold. Center for American Progress communications staffer Allison Preiss was on a United flight that was full, but had a broken seat, and they were looking for volunteers to give up their seat in exchange for a travel voucher. The offer was $1000 but no takers.
There’s no limit on the number of cash and points redemptions that you can use this with, and if you’re an IHG cardholder you’ll still also receive the 10% rebate on the points portion of the reservation up to your annual maximum.
The median credit scores by U.S. city are interesting. The best scores cluster in areas known for retirement and education as much as prosperity.
According to research by the Federal Reserve credit scores predict relationship stability. More or less you need to marry someone with a similar credit score if you want your marriage to last. So figure out which city you belong in if you want to find a life long partner. In fact get your credit score up and then get serious about dating.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, which will be voted on today to substantially increase spending on both Republican and Democrat priorities and avoid a government shut down, includes language to subtly call out the Administration’s overuse of premium cabin airline travel — without actually doing anything about it.
There’s a smattering of New York JFK – London Heathrow award availability for two passengers in three-cabin first class on American Airlines in April and May. There’s a smattering of Dallas Fort-Worth – Hong Kong availability for two passengers in three-cabin first class on American Airlines May through July. And a smattering of Los Angeles – Hong Kong availability for two passengers in three-cabin first class on American Airlines April, May and July through September.
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Plastiq.com is a service that will charge your credit card and mail checks on your behalf. (With some vendors they also make electronic ACH payments.)
It’s better to buy miles at a lower price than a higher price so if you’re likely to need to do it anyway, great to know that there’s a bonus for it. However don’t bet this is the last time you’ll see this kind of pricing.
Yesterday Delta updated the terms and conditions of the SkyMiles program to say 3 day advance purchase was required for any awards not starting or ending in the US or Canada.
Delta contacted me to let me know that this was a mistake.