Posted by William Charles on June 10, 2019
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Published on June 10th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Recap: Hertz Gold, Flyertalk Downfall & More

 

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James Bond

Good article by Drew on Travel is Free! It shows that view readers really know who the owners are behind the websites and their true commercial intentions!

For example: “In contrast, here are the stats to two other leading websites at the time – One Mile At A Time, which is still independently owned, and The Points Guy, which has similarly been bought by corporations (first bought by BankRates which was later acquired by RedVentures).”

Justin
Justin

Speaking of infinite scroll in Flyertalk, I believe the comments here on DOC are also infinite scroll which makes it really hard to get to the most recent comments on highly commented posts. It would be nice of there was some sort of page breakdown or something making it easy to go to the last page of comments. I still love this site. This might make it a bit more user friendly.

LB
LB

Click to sort comments by “newest.”

Justin
Justin

Thanks for that info.

Tikky
Tikky

Enjoy DOC and make connections before they too go the direction of FT. It’s brewing folks. Built it to sell it business model.

Look at FT topics and how it got smeared with off-topic CATs over the years. Now look up at this post and see non-DOC related articles.

Any guess? That’s right flights, car rentals and mobile. In other words reaching for the travel audience vs focusing on the core of DOC.

FT is/was great as a jump start hub for bloggers to really help the community. Now it’s a shark tank to pouch off them.

I remember in the early years when it was great to hit a FT conference to meet up with others to discuss travel related topics on business trips. Now its credit cards this and earning points that. Noticed how BoradingArea contains the same heavy contributors from days past of FT.

Sadly I also see BA being sold off again as the community gets used up, people veer off topic and revenue and greed starts to overtake purpose. One site to rule them all endgame.

Ann
Ann

I certainly hope your insinuations are wrong here.

Will has a high-paying job and does a lot of travel himself. The occasional posts on travel-related savings are relevant because so many credit cards’ points are designed for travel.

doc
doc

When a company buys up other companies and runs them into the ground… it’s not a coincidence. Either they’re trying to stifle competition, or they’re just vultures. Either way, there’s a method to their madness.

Frank
Frank

I mean stock price says different? Like unless you drive those users to your site or actually pick apart the company profitably then it’s juat dumb

Moldova
Moldova

Thank you Will for linking to “The Decline Of FlyerTalk by Travel is Free”. Among the comments on that blog, I finally found the solution for infinite scroll, that I was looking for. FlyerTalk is finally useful to me again. 🙂

For everybody else:
Just go to FlyerTalk site preferences, find “Thread Display Options”. There, choose the way you want to see the threads. Including turning on/off the infinite scroll.

Here is direct link:
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/profile.php?do=editoptions

5150d
5150d

Thanks so much for the link to DISABLE infinite scroll.

I had thought it was me (there’s someone in my head but it’s not me)

lilurbanachiever
lilurbanachiever

FT used to be fun. For a few years I was a daily visitor, but there is no CC now. So I go there maybe once a month when a google search directs me there. But there is another reason for its decline: the good deals are mostly gone and the airlines removed most of “loopholes for cheapskates”. In short, RIP FT.

Ann
Ann

“there is no CC now”

What’s that? ‘CC’ means ‘credit card’ around here, but you seem to be talking about something else, so not the best choice of shorthand…

Nick
Nick

The Hertz cancellation policy in that article is scary. Unfortunately, I booked a rental for Christmas last week and misread the policy. Now I hope I don’t have to cancel.

ren
ren

OMFG I quit Flyeralk years ago. So many whiners! “Oh, I have Platinum Gold One Star and they let a Platinum Silver Two Star board before me, and I didn’t get a second PDB (Pre-departure beverage).”
I got tired of telling them that the plane doesn’t take off until the last person boards, anyway.

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