The Limited Time 35K Increase for the Starwood Cards & Why You Should Sign-Up Now

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Earlier this week, AmEx and Starwood announced their annual limited time offer sign-up bonus. Like past years, approved applicants of the SPG AmEx and SPG Business AmEx will receive 35,000 points instead of the normal 25,000 through April 5th. The bonus for both these cards has never gone above this level. Better yet, with the option…

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Waldorf Astoria – “Peeing to Be Recorded” & “All Chinese” per NY Post

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Back in 2014, Beijing-based Anbang Insurance (who you’ll likely remember from the Starwood negotiations), agreed to buy the original Waldorf Astoria in New York from Hilton for $2B. They then announced plans last year to close the hotel for major renovations and convert many of the rooms to apartments. With the purchase, US presidents and…

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AA Pilots Vote “No Confidence” in CEO Parker Who Says Culture Change Is Needed

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American Airlines pilots today issued a symbolic vote of “no confidence” in CEO Doug Parker, due to “questionable economic and strategic decisions” and the fact that he skipped the meeting of airline executives with Donald Trump last week. Parker missed that meeting due to a leadership conference that was already scheduled. APA President Dan Carey had this to say:…

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Rumors Not True – Delta Says “No Plans to Expand in Chicago”

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Delta executives were in Chicago last week to brief local reporters on the airline’s future plans for the city. Even with long established hubs for both American and United, recent rumors persisted that Delta was going to expand by competing on customer service and its “superior” in-flight product. Well, as per the Chicago Business Journal, it…

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Full Pics: United’s New Terminal C North @ IAH Revealed, “More Comfortable & Lavish”

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Last week, United and OTG unveiled the new Terminal C North at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The 265,000 square-foot terminal was part of a $277M project by OTG, the company  known for their airport redesigns. They essentially bring trendy restaurants with local chefs and TONS of iPads for easy ordering / takeaway service. If you’ve…

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Only These 3 Major Projects Remain on American’s Integration List

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On American’s Q4 2016 earnings call at the end of January, J.P. Morgan industry analyst Jamie Baker asked American’s Chief Integration Officer (Bev Goulet), which tasks remained on her to-do list.  Here’s a transcript of his question and her response: Jamie Baker And the second question for Bev. Could you just outline with a little…

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