Monthly Archives: October 2011

Grand Slam Progress

I’ve been quietly working my way through Grand Slam.  I’m currently at 13 hits scored, 7 additional hits pending, and 16 hits planned.

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Well… That Was Messy

I wandered over to book my ticket on OneWorldMegaDo a few minutes after 11AM EST when sales were scheduled to open.  By then, the blog on had fallen over and no link was available to book a ticket.  Fortunately, … Continue reading

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OneWorld MegaDo

My attitudes towards the prospects of OneWorldMegaDo have changed quite a bit over the past two months.  Between the exciting lead up to StarMegaDo3 and the ominous changes to Mileage Plus (that didn’t materialize), I welcomed the thought.  After United … Continue reading

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Jack the Cat Found

After a massive media frenzy in August, American Airlines found Jack the Cat this evening, safe and well.

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Free AA Gold Status with One Roundtrip

View From the Wing describes how to get 2500 Business ExtrAA points for taking a roundtrip by November 15th for Illinois or New York-based businesses.  Registering for a BusinessExtrAA account with promotion “EARN10” yields 2000 points after a roundtrip between … Continue reading

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US Airways Raises Price of Miles

FlyerTalk caught notice that US Airways is now charging 3.5 cents per mile plus a 7.5% tax recovery fee.  Previously, miles were 2.75 cents each plus tax. This brings the minimum price of the grand slam hit (1k miles) up … Continue reading

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US Airways Grand Slam

I ended up deciding to partake in the US Airways Grand Slam, albeit with some limitations.  Namely, I intend to use these miles within the first three months of next year for a comparatively simple trip to Europe. Absent an … Continue reading

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