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News and notes from around the interweb:
- Chase is reducing the value of points spent at Amazon.com from 1 cent apiece to 0.8 cents. I view this as a tax on the poorly-informed since Chase Sapphire Preferred Card points are among the most valuable and no one should have been spending them at just a penny apiece to begin with!
- Pokémon No Go: A trainer’s tips to avoid arrest or injury at the airport
- Woman called in a bomb threat to Geneva airport to prevent her husband from flying
- Alitalia will let you earn miles in your own account for the flights your kids take
- Hyatt (and Marriott) honor elite benefits on stays booked through third party websites. The Andaz 5th Avenue refused to do this on a reader’s recent stay. I covered it, verified my understanding with Gold Passport that the reader was right and the hotel was wrong.
The hotel reached out to the reader and gave him 25,000 points for failing to honor complimentary breakfast. Not bad. He notes that they asked him to say what would make him feel taken care of. So he named a number, and they agreed. I always find those questions awkward.
Andaz 5th Avenue Room Service: Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes, Bagel and Lox
- How La Compagnie Screwed Over One of Britain’s Best Bands and How the Band Still Made it to the Coldplay Tour
- Persistent inflight burper arrested on tarmac. Unsurprisingly, he was believed to be drunk.
A man has been arrested at the end of an international flight for persistent aggressive burping.
The burper is alleged to have “belched at another passenger” and then fallen onto a small child … A passenger on the flight told the paper the man was loud, disruptive “and he wouldn’t stop burping”.