Hopefully this story will inspire other passengers over the holidays to take a moment, during the very stressful ‘happiest time of the year’, to take a breath and help each other out. Because air travel during the holidays can be hard, and we’re all in this together.
The Trump SoHo hotel, the New York property that’s the center of a scandal where Ivanka Trump avoided prosecution for false marketing claims, will lose the Trump name at the end of the month with the Trump Organization walking away from the project.
About a week ago I suggested that the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card wasn’t just the best card to get started in miles and points, but it was better for many people even than Sapphire Reserve.
That’s because the signup bonus is better (both offer 50,000 points after $4000 spend within 3 months, but Sapphire Preferred also offers 5000 bonus points for adding a no annual fee authorized to the account) and because the annual fee is much lower ($0 the first year then $95 for Sapphire Preferred vs $450 a year for Sapphire Reserve).
Using promotion code BLACKFRIDAY there are two great fares right now on Singapore Airlines from the US to Asia.
United and American settled a lawsuit with the developer of the World Trade Center where Silverstein Properties will receive $95.2 million.
So what’s the logic of the settlement? Simple: “Insurers will cover the payout” in fact the settlement “would have totaled $97 million had two of American’s and United’s insurers not become insolvent.”
American Airlines sends out surveys to about 12% of passengers after their flights, and they get a 10% response rate — or about 90,000 surveys back each month. That way they can compare their performance month-over-month.
To compare their performance against other airlines they use metrics from JD Power and Airs@t.
“Upon entering the plane the [flight attendant] at the door greeted us with a banana in hand and mouth.”
American Express is strategic in trying to identify people who aren’t already cardmembers of other Amex products when they are acquiring new customers with the biggest offers, but that may not be their only criteria.
One of the great ways they have to target bigger signup offers is the CreditCards.com CardMatch tool.
Uber is now admitting that they were hacked a year ago and didn’t tell anyone. Data on 57 million riders was stolen, and information on 600,000 drivers was taken as well. Uber paid off the hackers to destroy the data.
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