In this series I will share articles I found interesting from all over the web. These will be articles about miles, points, travel, finance and everything in-between. Hopefully this ToP Roundup series will give you some interesting tidbits and new information you may have missed during the week. If you see anything out there that you think others may find of interest please feel free to share it with me at Mark@travel-on-points.com.
Popular Travel Destinations That Tourists Say Are Overrated – FlaminGoof
The wait in line for 3 hours to get the fake Instagram shot have always drove me nuts. I think social media has tainted some travel areas some and creates expectations that will never be met.
Skiplagged Gets Sued Again, This Time By American Airlines – Miles to Memories
If Skiplagged is selling flights for over the cost to buy them direct then I think that is a little shady and I don't mind them going after that. But I also don't think the airlines should be fighting skiplagging so hard. If their systems price things that way their customers should be able to do whatever they want with their tickets.
A passenger used a boarding pass found in the trash. CLEAR escorted them through airport security. – Politico
This could be a problem since the TSA doesn't do an ID check most of the time when coming from CLEAR. If they need to start doing that every time to secure everything it limits the usefulness of CLEAR. It would still get you to the front of the line, which can be a big time saver, but not having to pull out ID is a nice perk of the program.
ToP Roundup Final Thoughts
I hope you found these articles interesting and remember to send me anything you find interesting throughout the week.