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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 InsideFlyer.com, 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. “geolocation data can be used to create intimate profiles of customers, such as where they live, work and socialize,” the senators wrote to Uber.” What about all the other apps that do the same thing – or the NASA? My location services are turned off except for the few minutes that I need to summon Uber or use a map – and that might not even be good enough.

  2. Nothing new about miles for medical care. We have a high-deductible HSA policy and we pay all of our medical bills (and health insurance premiums) with points-earning credit cards. This year I had major surgery and my surgeon gladly took my Amex card for the $20k+ pre-deductible amount.

  3. All Boarding Area bloggers make a big deal of the UAE carriers. But, there is a problem, many Americans will not fly Emirates, Etihad, or Qatar. Many employers forbid travel on these carriers. Some have religious reasons. Many Americans have ethical reasons for not flying these carriers. So while you bloggers are always going goo,goo,ga,ga! Most of us are yawning. Americans who can afford the Etihad Residence, can also afford flying private. I agree with American carriers attitude that the UAE carriers don’t really service places that US carriers do. So for India it’s great to have the UAE carriers. If India’s USA business rises to the level of China’s, then maybe US carriers need to fly more to India. I have been over the UAE carriers “over the top” offerings because there is a very small chance I will fly them. I think most Americans agree.

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