Roundup: Mercedes Benz Card, Google Fi, Al Safwa Lounge, Amex Gold Inconsistency, Alaska Airlines Nightmare, Points vs Cash

This is a list of news from around the web which I came across in the last few days. I found these articles interesting and somewhat related to the content you regularly see here at Danny the Deal Guru. If you come across any interesting articles, please send them my way.

News Roundup

Word Of Caution For Mercedes Benz Platinum Cardholders

Amex has said you could get a prorated refund if you canceled your Mercedes Benz Platinum card by January 10th because of the product change. But that doesn’t seem to be a good idea. Read more here.

Why I Can No Longer Recommend Google Fi

Customer support quality has gone down. Then there’s functionality issues and problems with payments. Let me know in the comments if you use Google Fi and how you like it so far. Read more here.

Woman Snaps at JetBlue staff at a Florida airport

A woman who was caught on video erupting into a furious tirade at a member of JetBlue staff at a Florida airport this week has now been identified as a resident of California, who has been committed to a hospital for a psychiatric examination in the wake of the bizarre incident. Read more here.

Qatar Airways Starts Selling Access to the Amazing Al Safwa Lounge for $69

First class Al Safwa lounge in Doha will now sell access to paid business class passengers (but not passengers traveling on award tickets). Read more here.

Amex Gold is Inconsistent with their 4x Restaurants Category

One of the best additions to the new Amex Gold card is the ability to earn 4X Membership Rewards points at restaurants. That ranks it as one of the best cards for restaurant spend. Unfortunately, a lot of people are finding themselves only earning 1X and getting the problem corrected can be time consuming and frustrating. Read more here.

Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to a 30-hour nightmare for passengers

Alaska Airlines faced a furious reaction from outraged passengers Monday after a weekend flight from Boston to L.A. was diverted to Buffalo, New York, and turned into a 30-hour nightmare journey. Read more here.

PSA – Please Please Please USE YOUR POINTS!

Should you book with cash or points? Save your points for maximum redemptions or just save your cash and always use points first? Check out Mark’s post, which I agree with. Read more here.

Kroger is changing grocery shopping as we know it

The technology, which digitally displays pricing and nutritional information, video ads, and coupons, is installed on store shelves where paper price tags hang. The digital price tags give Kroger the ability to instantly change prices and activate promotions across its stores, enabling it to undercut sales at other retailers and freeing up employees who would otherwise change prices by hand. read more here.

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