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Old Sep 28, 17, 8:31 am #1156
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That was good to see. I'm surprised I haven't anything on FT promoting that and similar relief efforts. Or maybe it's there and I haven't found it.
As am I.

However, I'm not a tall surprised to see a general lack of coverage on BA.

Out of sight, out of mind. Never mind our fellow Americans without water while I continue living out of a hotel or complain about having a seat mate on an AKL-DOH business class journey. (Cough cough) Today's Travel Update post drips with something close to debauchery but has more to do with a 'bag'
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Old Sep 29, 17, 1:07 am #1157
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That was good to see. I'm surprised I haven't anything on FT promoting that and similar relief efforts. Or maybe it's there and I haven't found it.
A fairly moderate attempt is in FT cares: http://cpi-web.ru/forum/flyertalk-cares-688/
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Old Oct 16, 17, 12:40 pm #1158
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Should we use the term Tarmac

Interesting that he mined OMNI for this. I mean, I get that bloggers steal borrow from Cpi-Web all the time, but going to OMNI is really scraping the bottom of the barrel....
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Old Oct 21, 17, 5:46 am #1159

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Looks like BA has a new king - Sam Chui

Bittersweet in a way to think he could be appearing next to someone like PointsWithACrew or LiveAndLetFly - Sam Chui is a real pro
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Old Oct 25, 17, 5:50 pm #1160
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Should we use the term Tarmac

Interesting that he mined OMNI for this. I mean, I get that bloggers steal borrow from Cpi-Web all the time, but going to OMNI is really scraping the bottom of the barrel....
OMNIís a window into what kind of people there are in the world. No worse than Facebook.
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Old Nov 1, 17, 8:07 pm #1161

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Looks like Monkey Miles is just making up fictional places for his articles now.
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Old Nov 1, 17, 8:24 pm #1162

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Looks like Monkey Miles is just making up fictional places for his articles now.
LOL. Thanks, that honestly made me chuckle for the first time today.
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Old Nov 4, 17, 6:04 pm #1163

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Hard to set the bar any lower than the points of life. His coverage of Peruvian food:

On the other hand, the ceviche lived up to the hype and the pizza was not meh. The nachos were some of the best I’ve ever.
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Old Nov 4, 17, 6:26 pm #1164

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Hard to set the bar any lower than the points of life. His coverage of Peruvian food:

On the other hand, the ceviche lived up to the hype and the pizza was not meh. The nachos were some of the best Iíve ever.
Randy hand-selected that. Only the best.
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Old Nov 5, 17, 1:01 am #1165

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Randy hand-selected that. Only the best.
Here is another golden nugget:

"Alpaca tastes like church. Guinea pig tastes like chicken. Cerveza tastes like beer."

http://thepointsoflife.boardingarea....cusco-edition/
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Old Nov 5, 17, 7:13 am #1166

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Here is another golden nugget:

"Alpaca tastes like church. Guinea pig tastes like chicken. Cerveza tastes like beer."

http://thepointsoflife.boardingarea....cusco-edition/
Just when you think the quality of writing on BA canít go any lower....
BA never disappoints when it comes to the garbage blogs that it offers. The good blogs are outnumbered by the bad and itís not worth the effort to find the good ones. I stick with Frequent Miler and Wandering Aramean.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 9:46 am #1167

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Not just hard, but impossible to set the bar lower than Points of Life. He makes other completely incompetent, awful blogs look well-written by comparison.
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Old Nov 7, 17, 6:39 am #1168

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Not just hard, but impossible to set the bar lower than Points of Life. He makes other completely incompetent, awful blogs look well-written by comparison.
True, although it might be close to a toss-up between TPOL and "Renes Points"
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Old Nov 7, 17, 6:52 am #1169
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True, although it might be close to a toss-up between TPOL and "Renes Points"
It's a sign of the times. As the airline "loyalty" programs become an even more extreme shell game to fleece consumers and have less and less value to provide their members, those covering these programs have less useful material to provide for their reading audience members.

I expect the quality and utility of the blogs in this space won't be making massive improvements in general as the blogs' historical market has less to gain from these programs than they used to have to gain.
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Old Nov 7, 17, 7:08 am #1170

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It's a sign of the times. As the airline "loyalty" programs become an even more extreme shell game to fleece consumers and have less and less value to provide their members, those covering these programs have less useful material to provide for their reading audience members.

I expect the quality and utility of the blogs in this space won't be making massive improvements in general as the blogs' historical market has less to gain from these programs than they used to have to gain.

Maybe. But maybe this has causation confused as it's not clear these garbage blogs ever had anything to do with high value mileage programs. Blogs proliferated because of the growth of credit card marketing profiteering, encouraged by people like Randy, with no relationship to the actual value of frequent flier programs. Quantity over quality, blogs by people who have never leftthe lower 48 except one time using miles from a credit card signup, etc.
The credit card marketing model and the blogs pushing it to the masses who will never be frequent fliers is a factor in the devaluation of mileage programs, not vice versa . Some bloggers have made a living off of selling credit cards and helped kill the benefits of frequent flying.
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