American Airlines & US Airways have merged to create the world’s largest airline. The merger was finalized today, Monday, December 9, 2013. American Airlines, headquartered in Dallas, has revamped their logo in honor of the merger. Hundreds of aircraft have been repainted to reflect the new design. American is also promoting the new American Airlines by airing commercials.
For American & US Airways travelers:
If you have a ticket for a US Airways flight, check in at the US Airways counter. If you have a ticket for an American flight, check in at the American Airlines counter.
Beginning in February, travelers will be able to book US Airways & American Airlines flights through the American website. For now, US Airways travelers should continue to book flight through the US Airways website.
If you have frequent-flier miles on US Airways, you can use them to book an American flight beginning on January 7. Members of the US Airways frequent-flier miles program may also begin earning miles for American flights beginning on that same day.
Frequent-flier mile accounts will not be combined into one program, called AAdvantage, until late 2014 or early 2015.
Elite travel members for US Airways will receive the same benefits as they do now beginning January 7 on American Airlines.
Complete answers to any questions that arise regarding the American-US Airways merger will be answered by executives of both airlines in a few months.
BREAKING- Your passwords may have been hacked. The sites that have been hacked are:
Facebook, Twitter, Google (all sites: YouTube, Google+)
This story is still developing, but some precautionary measures can be taken.
- Download the latest security software for your computer and the internet.
- Change your passwords on:
Facebook, Twitter, & Google.
Any site where you use the same password that you use on the hacked sites.
Tips on how to make a password pretty much unbreakable.
1. Choose (a) personal word(s) that not a whole lot of people know about.
2. Make some letters capital.
3. Add some numbers, if possible.
4. Add some symbols in place of letters.
5. Use the first letter of each word in a phrase that means something to you.
ieamoarb (I eat at McDonalds on a regular basis.)
Example of a great password:
The popular smartphone game, FruitNinja, has partnered up with Beintoo Rewards. For every 1000 points (or 5000, depending on the game mode) a reward is given. The reward shown below is for five dollars off a Target.com purchase.
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Great! I’m getting $5 off a Target.com purchase! Oh, wait……..
Christmas is rapidly approaching and the offer excludes toys, electronics, movies, music, & books?! That’s what most consumers buy for the holidays!
When you follow the ‘Continue to Target.com’ button, it takes you to Target.com, as expected. The Shrink placed two items, totaling $35, in the cart. The reward was not applied. The Shrink contacted Beintoo, and they stated that the reward was $5 off a $50 purchase. However, there is no disclaimer stating this on the Beintoo reward page!
Remember: read the fine print! For more on fine print, click here, or here. Beware of sneaky moves by companies this Christmas!
Also, please take our brief December Survey of the Month! You can take it here. Thanks so much.