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Wow, Hotel.com giftcards 15% off: will go fast!

Obviously, stack (this 15%) with any other discount. Let me know what you’re going to do with them!

P.S. Also gets you E-bay bucks, and also cashback by clicking thru to Ebay to begin!

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AZ card not accepted by KLM

Hi!

I have an itinerary coming up consisting of four flights with KLM. I’m an Alitalia Ulisse (Skyteam Elite) member, so naturally I would like to add that frequent flyer number to my reservation to be able to use the benefits.

I tried adding it myself, no luck. Then I contacted KLM, who informed me (after several attempts) that they would not be able to add the frequent flyer number since there are no Alitalia flights in the reservation. They told me that Alitalia would be the only one who could help me with my problem. Of course, Alitalia told me that only KLM could help me with my problem.

Now KLM has started ignoring my messages entirely and I don’t know what to do. I’m new to Skyteam, but I reckon that flying with KLM and crediting the flights to AZ should be possible, like in oneworld it is. Is it? Are all my Skyteam Elite benefits useable even if I don’t have the number in my reservation just by showing the card?

Anyway I find the situation quite frustrating when KLM isn’t really too willing to help.

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Skyteam in Two Tweets

Not a better way to summarize the great alliance that is Skyteam than this back-and-forth that came across my Twitter feed:

@KLM to @DeltaAssist: Hello Team, could you please assist me in requesting an Asian Vegetarian Meal for segment 3 and 4 for this PNR: XXXXXX (I X’ed this out but they really did type it for all to see).Thanks!

@DeltaAssist to @KLM: These flights are operated by KLM that request must be made with KLM directly. *BB

Ladies and gentlemen, Skyteam.

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San Diego 3-7 December

I’m in town for the broncos chargers game, would be fun to meet locals or visitors alike for a drink in Gas Lamp. Haven’t met anyone since I moved from seattle years ago.

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Combining paid and award segments in single PNR

I booked both paid and award segments in a single PNR. I didn’t know this was possible. Is there any downside?

E.g., I want to fly LAX to KIX. DFW-NRT-KIX available in J on JL for miles. LAX-DFW not available using miles. When I called AA to book, the agent offered to sell the LAX-DFW segment for cash (at the same price as on the web, which I quickly verified). She said she could put everything on one PNR. I was skeptical, but it worked! Miles came out of my account, my credit card was charged, and all three segments (LAX-DFW-NRT-KIX) are showing up under a single PNR on AA.com.

I had never heard of this before — I didn’t think you could combine miles and cash tickets on one reservation. Does anyone have any experience with this?

And more importantly, is there any downside to booking like this?

Thanks!

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Tommie Copper’s “Copper-Infused” Apparel

In November 2015, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Tommie Copper Inc. for allegedly deceptively advertising that its “copper-infused” apparel will provide various health benefits – including reducing pain and inflammation associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis – without scientific evidence to support such claims and when the products do not actually work as advertised. (Herst et al v. Tommie Copper Inc., Case No. 15-cv-81611, S. D. FL.)

For more information about other class-action lawsuits filed against Tommie Copper Inc. and TINA.org’s coverage of the company, click here.

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Five Pawns E-Liquids

In November 2015, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Five Pawns, Inc. (a manufacturer of e-liquids for electronic cigarettes) for, among other things, allegedly failing to adequately disclose important information about its e-liquids, including that they contain harmful ingredients. (Greene et al v. Five Pawns, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-1859, C. D. CA.)

For more information about other class-action lawsuits regarding e-cigarettes and TINA.org’s coverage of the topic, click here.

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Peg Perego Ride On Toys

October 2015: A federal judge granted final approval of this settlement. Later that month, an appeal of this decision was filed, though the basis of the appeal has not yet been disclosed. (Hofmann v. Peg Perego U.S.A., Inc., Case No. 15-56626, 9th Cir.)

June 2015: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of this lawsuit. According to the settlement terms, class members may receive a children’s safety vest (worth $20) for each product purchased. In addition, the company agreed to donate $400,000 worth of children’s riding toys to various charities, including Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army. The company is also prohibited from making unqualified “Made in USA” or similar claims about the 38 children’s riding vehicles at issue in this case when the vehicles have been entirely or substantially made, manufactured, or produced outside of the United States. The final fairness hearing is scheduled for October 15, 2015. For more information, go to www.PegPeregoSettlement.com.

September 2014: A false advertising class-action lawsuit against Peg Perego U.S.A., Inc. for its marketing of many of its ride on toys was transferred to federal court. According to the complaint, which was originally filed in August 2014, the company deceptively labels several toy vehicles – including the John Deere Farm Power Brand 12 Volt Riding Vehicle, the Polaris Ranger, the IH Magnum Tracktor, the Polaris Outlaw, the John Deere Mini, the Power Scoop, and the John Deere Gator – as “Made in the USA” when parts of the vehicles are actually manufactured outside of the United States. (Hofmann et al v. Peg Perego U.S.A., Inc., Case No. 14-cv-02227, S. D. CA.).

To learn more about “Made in the U.S.A.” claims, click here.

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AG Jeans and Nordstrom

November 2015: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a settlement of this lawsuit. According to the settlement terms, class members may receive either a $20 promotional code to be used toward the purchase of any AG product or one pair of AG pants for each product purchased. In addition, the company agreed to revise the country of origin labels on its apparel.

June 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against AG Adriano Goldschmied (a manufacturer of denim jean products) and Nordstrom (a retailer that sells AG products) for allegedly mislabeling apparel as “Made in the USA” when parts of the apparel – including the fabric, thread, and buttons – are actually manufactured outside of the United States. (Paz et al v. AG Adriano Goldschmied, Inc., Nordstrom, Inc., and Does 1-100, Case No. 14-cv-01372, S. D. CA.).

For more information about other class-action lawsuits regarding “Made in the USA” claims and TINA.org’s coverage of the issue, click here.

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Talk Fusion

In November 2015, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Talk Fusion, a company offering video-conferencing technology. According to the complaint, the company operates a pyramid scheme disguised as an MLM, and deceptively advertises the company as providing its distributors with financial prosperity when, in reality, it is rare for members to earn any income at all. (Gray et al v. Talk Fusion, Inc., et al, Case No. 15-cv-2665, S. D. CA.)

For more information about other class-action lawsuits regarding pyramid schemes and TINA.org’s coverage of the issue, click here.

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