Daily Archives: Mar 12, 2013

TripAdvisor Censoring/Not Publishing Reviews? (Not What You Would Think)

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There has been news pieces about fake reviews that the owners of hotels have either purchased or generated by themselves. Then, there are complaints from hoteliers that people or competitors that have never visited the property have left negative/fake reviews.

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I sometimes leave a short review of a hotel on TripAdvisor, as I often found TripAdvisor reviews of questionable quality. You can easily do the review using TripAdvisor’s mobile app i.e. while in a taxi.

EVA Air Likely Full Star Alliance Member By Mid-June

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EVA Air and Star Alliance signed an agreement in Taipei on March 29, 2012, that the airline would join the alliance in 2013 after meeting the entry requirements. The expected date that was announced in 2012 was 2nd quarter of 2013.

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Now, there has been industry wide rumors that the airline would officially join the alliance in early/mid-June this year.

United Airlines Offer To Buy Miles At 40% Discount – 3 Days Only

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United just emailed out an offer to purchase up to 100K miles at 40% off of the usual price. This offer is only valid for 3 days and expires on march 14 at 11.59PM CDT. This offer doesn’t appear to be targeted unlike the similar offer in February. You can make the purchase using this link.

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You can get the maximum 40% discount IF you are buying more than 50K miles.

Southwest Airlines Matching United & Frontier Status In Colorado

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Southwest Airlines is offering status matches for Rapid Rewards members with Colorado address that have any status with either United or Frontier. Southwest will match you to their A-List preferred status.

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LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me an email that he had received from Southwest regarding this offer and it doesn’t appear to be targeted:

LoyaltyLobby Email Newsletter Problem (Resolved)

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There was an issue with the email provider yesterday that may have lead individual emails to go out to subscribers instead of a digest. This issue has now been resolved.

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