I have a deep, dark secret: I lost my MVP Gold status with Alaska Airlines this year. Even commuting between Seattle and San Francisco all summer didn’t help me. I’ve been traveling less for school and all my longhaul flights were with miles. I considered an end-of-year mileage run, but the options didn’t look very attractive. I started the new year as a lesser MVP member. Fortunately Alaska Airlines is reaching out to some people to make it easier to get their status back!
This isn’t great news. As One Mile at a Time reports, LifeMiles will now expire a lot sooner when your account becomes inactive, and it’s a lot harder to keep that account active in the first place. Given that Avianca has been selling so many LifeMiles in recent years this could mean that any miles you purchased could just disappear. *poof*You’ll soon get just 12 months to redeem your miles instead of the original 24 months.
American Express announced today that it plans to open its 10th Centurion Lounge at JFK’s Terminal 4 in New York. This will be a 15,000-square foot lounge that spans two floors. The press release claims special features to be announced later, but in general most Centurion Lounges have a cocktail bar, hot food (that’s actually worth eating), showers, and work areas. The lounge is expected to open in 2019.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".