3 Readers Need to Act Fast on 2 Benefits and Dragons Fly Through Hong Kong Buildings

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • Investment bankers on value estimates for privatizing Air India

  • CNBC interview with Nomadic Matt. Matt’s a friend, but he and I fundamentally disagree on one thing. On this, I believe the opposite, that people in general have too high a discount rate applied to their future selves.

    “People just worry so much about tomorrow that they don’t live [for] today,” says Kepnes.

  • Can dragons fly through holes in Hong Kong buildings?

  • Jet Airways: “if you want to check-in before 12 hours while not being a Platinum, you need to pay for your seat selection.”

  • For all of the roughly three readers out there who have a JP Morgan Palladium card it transitions to JP Morgan Reserve in a week. That’s great in nearly every respect (it’s a real metal Sapphire Reserve Card and a lower fee) but some benefits do go away.

    • You need to have requested United Club membership while a Palladium cardmember in order to have that grandfathered, so if you haven’t already do that now.

    • And Palladium gives you one year if GHA Discovery Black status, if you haven’t already used it request it before the conversion since that’s not a feature of JP Morgan Reserve.

  • So there’s this… from the COO of Kenya Airways:

  • Because TSA can’t tell the difference between candy and C4.

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  1. One recent trip to DFW, TSA made me remove and explain 2lbs sliced brisket but didn’t bat an eye at a pound of hummus…

  2. Oh and TSA didn’t force me to unwrap the brisket since he smelled it and could tell that’s what it was…

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