Monthly Archives: November 2011

AMR Files for Bankruptcy

AMR, American Airline’s parent company, filed for Chapter 11 protection this morning.

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First World Problems: Too Much Legroom

My regional upgrade cleared a few weeks ago for last night’s LAX-JFK p.s. redeye, allowing me to grab one of the six exit row seats in business class. From Row 9: That seat back pocket is so far away!  For … Continue reading

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United Safety Video Parody

I’m a bit late to the party today, but I found the resubtitled version of the introduction done by Jeff Smisek, President and CEO of United, to be hilarious. (Hat tip: Frequently Flying)

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Halfway to Executive Platinum

One of the main tipping factors for my decision to do OneWorldMegaDo was the ability to challenge for AA Executive Platinum from my status with United/Continental.  I sent an email with a screenshot of my Continental Platinum credentials on Sunday … Continue reading

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Another Round of Credit Cards

Over the summer, I applied for and received a few credit cards:  The Starwood Amex (30k signup bonus), the Amex Premier Rewards Gold Card (75k signup bonus, after much argument with Amex), the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa (40k … Continue reading

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Hotel Sierra Redmond

As my second Seattle-area Hyatt visit last weekend, I stayed at the Hotel Sierra Redmond.  For this stay, I booked a one bedroom king with a balcony. The bathroom and vanity: As a one bedroom, the sitting area was more … Continue reading

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Hotel Sierra Bellevue

I had my NEXUS interview last weekend at the Blaine, Washington enrollment center.  Admittedly, the Canadian officer was rather puzzled by my place of residence in New York but went along with it after I explained why I wanted NEXUS:  … Continue reading

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So Much For Memorizing My Mileage Plus Number…

The United Airlines representative on FlyerTalk announced that OnePass numbers would become the permanent account numbers of MileagePlus today. Last year, I flew rather extensively for interviews on American.   I ended up adding my AAdvantage number at the airport with … Continue reading

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Hyatt’s Automated Emails

So I stayed at two Hyatt-flagged hotels this weekend.   This afternoon, I got an email from Hyatt: Thank you for participating in our latest Hyatt Gold Passport™ promotion. You’re just 2 night(s) away from your first reward of 5,000 Hyatt … Continue reading

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Club Carlson Promotion

Carlson is opening its first Radisson Blu in the United States.  For the first 50k registrants, staying one night will yield a 50k Carlson Club point bonus.   Based on the Carlson award chart, this ranges from 1 to 5 free … Continue reading

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