How People Are Chosen for PreCheck, How Runways Are Named, and How to Get Free Amazon Credit (Bits ‘n Pieces for May 24, 2014)

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • How the TSA decides whether you get PreCheck or not
  • Get free Amazon.com credit by ‘buying’ free apps that you don’t even have to download.
  • Why international first class is offering more and more to fewer and fewer people
  • IHG Rewards doesn’t yet have their website for the ‘Reel Summer’ promotion live. But you can register for their summer bonus points promotion, which sounds better than the Coca Cola-cobrand prize offerings set to go live June 2.

    InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is teaming up with Coca-Cola to celebrate the summer season Hollywood-style with the IHG® Rewards Club “Reel Summer” promotion. The promotion, which runs June 2, 2014 through Sept. 2, 2014, launches on the heels of IHG and Coca-Cola’s recently announced partnership in which Coca-Cola beverages will be offered to guests during their stays at IHG®-branded hotels across the U.S.

    The movie-themed promotion invites members of IHG® Rewards Club—the first and largest hotel loyalty program in the world—to enter daily for a chance to win one of five Hollywood experiences valued at approximately $10,000 each, as well as thousands of movie-themed[1] instant prizes daily, such as free movie theater tickets. The promotion is open to IHG® Rewards Club members who are residents of the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Colombia and Chile.

  • All about airport runways. Finally understand how they are numbered, what their markings mean.


About Gary Leff

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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