Boeing 787 Security Vulnerability is Real, But How Practical to Exploit?

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. The 787 security writeup was very interesting to read. While assumptions don’t mean a thing one (clearly not the hacker though) would assume that a plane’s system would have decades old security measures in place. Vs what you’d see in a movie, something akin to a hacker pulling a wire from the IFE and immediately hacking the plane.

  2. @Gary – does this move the needle on converting Marriott points to AA miles? Does 60k Marriott points now become 30k AA miles between the Marriott and AA bonuses?

  3. I agree with @Jamesb2147 5K bonus from Mariott Bonvoy was always there with 20K miles transfer into AA Does AA now give a bonus 5K as well so total of 30K?

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