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News and notes from around the interweb:
- How to destroy a metal credit card. Chase, at least, gives you a postage-paid envelope to return cards in so they can have the old cards destroyed. andyandy tried to take a blow torch to his Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. That’s not the recommended method.
- Alaska Airlines lounges will feature food for purchase and barista stations. (HT: One Mile at a Time)
As Long as They Have Pancake Machines
- Hotel occupancy rates are up but we’re right at the point where they really start to decline for the year.
- More on Garuda Indonesia’s award sale up to 70% off including long haul premium cabin flights. Garuda is a Citi transfer partner.
- Chase will now count business deposits towards the $250,000 threshold in assets on deposit to qualify for Chase Private Client. Worth noting that the $250,000 is merely an expectation, accounts can be opened with less than this. And it can be in cash and transferred-in mutual funds, you don’t have to let Chase invest for you.
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- Emirates is saying no merger with Etihad. I’ve always thought any deal would hinge on the new Dubai airport, Al Maktoum, expanding — because it’s much closer to Abu Dhabi. So it doesn’t help that expansion is being delayed five years.
- British Airways hack was worse than previously feared