Airlines

Why Delta Air Lines Paid Me $11,000 Not To Fly To Florida This Weekend: There was some real value to be had from Delta’s delays last week.

Basic Economy Seats Are Improving American Airlines’ Bottom Line: Bad news for budget flyers if basic economy seats are driving the price.

Travelers Are So Angry They’re Cutting Up Their United Cards: Anyone cut up their card in solidarity?

This Is The Airline That Gets The Fewest Complaints: Hint…it’s not United.

Hotels

The Values of Credit Card, Airline, and Hotel Points Can Vary Wildly — And There’s a Website That Keeps Track of Them All: I like how this site has a standard, transparent methodology for how they determine their valuations (unlike many blogs out there).

Arne Sorenson Closed the Biggest Hospitality Merger in History Last Year. Here’s How He Was Rewarded: I should’ve been a cowboy CEO.

Marriott Hotels Wannabe Robin Hood Busted For Hacking to Slash Rates: An interesting act of revenge by a former Marriott employee created some amazing deals!

Banks and Credit Cards

U.S. Credit Card Debt Tops $1 Trillion for the First Time Since the Recession: Credit card debt is a slippery slope. Let this be a reminder to pay your balance in full!!!

More People Are Using Credit Cards For Purchases Under $5 and That May Be a Good Thing: I’ll admit I was slightly embarrassed using my credit card to buy a head of garlic for 48 cents…

‘Best Banker in America’ Blamed for Wells Fargo Sales Scandal: Wells Fargo is basically saying “I’m not pointing any fingers but it was her!”

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