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September

Where’s the Loyalty in Loyalty Programs?

“We’ve been cleared for landing,” I hear over the PA from the pilot after a 5 hour flight from KOA to LAX. I’m stressed. I’m stressed because my flight left over an hour late, and I need to make a connection in LAX to get home to Atlanta. “Will I make my connection? How long will it take to taxi over to the gate? How quickly can I get off this plane? How far away is it to the connecting gate? Will I have to run to the gate?” These

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September

Chip Card vs. Mag Stripe in Europe

I recently returned from the ultimate Georgia Tech Alumni trip, which included visiting an alum in Nice, France followed by joining 20,000 fellow Yellow Jacket fans at the GT vs. Boston College NCAA ACC Men’s football game.

Since the EMV liability shift October 1, 2015, some of my banks and credit card companies have replaced my credit and debit cards with EMV chip cards. In my wallet, it’s about 70 / 30 chip cards to mag stripe only cards.

With €3 in-hand, I start my journey in Nice, France. I proceed to look