American Express is currently the only bank offering co-branded cards with Hilton Honors. They have a diverse card line of cards with options ranging from one with no-annual-fee to a premium card with a $450 annual fee. When I wrote about how I’m stuck at Hilton Gold status, I mentioned that I could just sign up for the Hilton Aspire AMEX and I’d automatically have Diamond status. One comment to the post asked why I just didn’t sign up for the card. Good question. Here’s a look at what the card offers and if it’s worth the annual feel for the benefits it provides.
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For all the horrid stories you hear about air travel – when Dr. Dao was dragged off the United plane a few years ago, the fistfights that have happened, etc., etc., etc., – it’s always an awesome thing when you hear about the goodness of people, for a change. And that’s exactly what happened not long ago, on a Southwest flight.
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We’d all love if the world was one big, happy global family but now, possibly more than ever, that’s definitely not the case. The reason(s) behind their not liking us usually have nothing to do with us as individual people as much as how politics, economics, American ideals, habits, attitudes, etc. all play roles in international relationships.
On the other hand, there are some countries that love the U.S. and much of what it stands for.
Whatever the case, knowing which countries like the U.S. and/or Americans vs. those that harbor bad feelings about us might be an influence for some people as to whether or not they visit said country. As always, Your Mileage May Vary.
So with that in mind, here are the top ten countries that have unfavorable views of Americans and the top ten countries that do.
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In 2016, some entrepreneurs solved the problem of finding reasonably cheap travel between Santa Monica and San Francisco. They got a double decker bus, redesigned it with 22 sleep pods, and began a service where you can fall asleep in a private bunk in one city and wake up the next morning in another.
They call it Cabin.
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I’ve never seen Sharon unwittingly walk into a tornado of comments like she did last week. Apparently her thoughts in her article United: The Airline That Proves They Just Have No “Effs” To Give were more controversial than she imagined they would be. The basis of the article was about United’s Twitter team response to a request of a passenger to upgrade to the empty rows of Economy Plus left empty in front of him.
What seemed to set everyone off what Sharon’s comment about how United could have instilled some goodwill to passengers by offering upgrades to the empty seats.
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