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Here is some of the best travel news and notes from around the Internet:
- A father took a video of his 10 year old daughter getting an “aggressive patdown” from the TSA. Watching the video I see a lot of the “standard” TSA moves but I’m not real comfortable with a lot of it.
(it does remind me of the hilarious parody of the “official” TSA kids video)
- Marriott has announced that they are running a new MegaBonus promotion, starting next week. The past few MegaBonuses have been pretty underwhelming in terms of the bonuses that you could get (for the effort / stays you had to put in), but in the note I got about the promotion, Marriott promised that it would be more along the lines of the IHG Accelerate promotions with personalized promotions and tasks that you have to complete. Don’t forget you can still get 100,000 hotel points for ~$90 and a few hours work.
- Uber has announced that they are lowering ride costs in 100 cities. It’s supposed to be to help spur more riders as this time of winter is historically their slowest time.
- Don’t forget we’re still giving away a $50 American Airlines gift card – you can enter up to 4 times.
Up for more travel news? Here’s the previous installment: Cash and guns on an airplane? Plus a banker answering MS-related questions and more