News and Notes from Around the Interweb:
- Delta’s Lawyers Move to South America? AviancaTaca LifeMiles makes some mostly minor tweaks to their award chart. I don’t like unannounced changes. Some programs are more trustworthy than others, and the ability to make changes at will is why I don’t like keeping huge balances (sometimes unavoidable) and why I don’t generally buy miles that aren’t for immediate use.
- Let’s Spend All The Loot Before The Cops Catch Us: The FAA awarded bonuses to a substantial portion of its workforce right before making sequester-imposed cuts, despite a directive from the Department of Transportation not to do so. (HT: Alan H.)
- 90% of Expensive is Still Expensive: Reader S.B reminds that the British Airways Visa still offers 10% off on paid BA tickets. At one point the benefit was set to expire in December 2012, but it was extended.
- On a scale of 1… to 5000! Last weekend I stayed at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs. The views were spectacular, the staff friendly, the food not very good. My only real complaint though was that the ceilings didn’t dampen noise at all, and I could hear every footstep taken by my upstairs neighbors. Every. Foot. Step. Meanwhile, Do it for the Points was staying at the nearby Doubletree and gives it five stars. I’ll have to keep that in mind.