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Miles and Points or Low Prices — Which Would You Choose?

An interesting winter sale is currently on with which you can save up to 50 percent on room rates for stays of a minimum of two consecutive nights at participating hotel and resort properties in Kazakhstan, Israel and 23 countries in Europe; and this flash sale from Conrad Chicago with which room rates can be procured for as low as $11.14 per night is technically still in effect but the supply of rooms may be depleted by now.

Although whether or not points can be earned on stays booked through the flash sale by Conrad Chicago was likely but not definitively clear, IHG Rewards Club points will NOT be awarded for any stays booked through the aforementioned winter sale — but savings on the room rates were potentially significant.

To be overly simplistic…

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Credit Card Security Breach at 41 Hyatt Hotel Properties in Eleven Countries

The cyber security team at Hyatt Hotels Corporation discovered signs of — and then purportedly resolved — unauthorized access to payment card information from credit cards which were manually entered or swiped at the front desk of 41 different hotel or resort properties in eleven countries between Saturday, March 18, 2017 and Sunday, July 2, 2017.

A list of the hotel and resort properties affected by this breach is included in this article.

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Videos: Both Equifax and Wells Fargo Executives Grilled By Politicians

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you know about the widespread scandal of Equifax — which is a consumer credit reporting agency based in Atlanta — pertaining to the breach of security that compromised the sensitive financial and personal information of as many as 145.5 million people.

I want to be absolutely clear that…

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$15.23 For a Cup of Coffee?

“Which hotel (or chain) would have such a bill?” is the question FlyerTalk member puchong asked in this discussion — along with posting a photograph of the receipt for a total of $15.23 for a cup of coffee.

That question was never answered because the discussion has since been locked to the posting of new content; but the breakdown of the receipt for the total amount of $15.23 is as follows…

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Highway Tolls Once Again In Effect In Most of Florida

All tolls on highways across the entire state had been suspended on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by the Florida Department of Transportation for the purpose of easier evacuation and preparation — and the tolls remained suspended for the entire duration of the effects of Hurricane Irma, which left many areas of the state without power; flooded; or with damage to buildings, infrastructure and flora…

…but as of…

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10 Things Americans Do Which Totally Confuses People in Other Countries? I Must Not Be a Typical American — Part 3

Although I will admit that there are times where it is easy to spot an American tourist in the crowd while traveling, I found that I generally do not fit the stereotype of most of the 10 things Americans do which totally confuses people in other countries — just as I generally did not fit the stereotype of the 13 ways to spot an American anywhere in the world; nor do I consider myself to be an “ugly” American — as according to this article…

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Your Chance to Get Your Share of Money From American Airlines Miles Settlement

You may be eligible for a share of as much as $1,750,000.00 from a class action settlement which was reached in litigation if you received Form 1099 from Citibank reporting to the Internal Revenue Service of the United States that you received income attributable to the receipt of promotional American Airlines AAdvantage miles between Thursday, January 1, 2009 through Thursday, July 13, 2017 — but you must submit your claim by…

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