Monthly Archives: December 2011

Membership has its Rewards: United Club JFK and United p.s. First Class New York to San Francisco

Until a few months ago, Aeroplan permitted its members to book into United’s (domestic) first class cabin on two-cabin aircraft while traveling on business class awards.  When it came time to piece together this award in early December, I had … Continue reading

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Double and Triple SPG Points

SPG is offering bonus points on multinight stays between 1/9 and 4/8.  Two night stays earn double points; three night or more stays earn triple points.  The offer has a number of nonparticipating hotels.

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Membership has its Rewards: Introduction

Thanks to the Aeroplan glitch (or unadvertised “promotion”), I put together a quick trip to Sydney and Auckland in business class for myself during Christmas and New Years.   While the award is hardly maximized, it worked out reasonably considering the … Continue reading

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Trip Report Index

I’ve added a trip report index spanning this year to the blog.

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“End of an Era”

There’s a rather nice video on YouTube featuring images of United’s old, Tulip-bearing livery circulating.  

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Free 1k Priority Club Points

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US Airways Grandslam Wrap-up

I ended up scoring 37 hits for the US Airways Grand Slam this fall.  The ease of repeating this obviously depends on one’s purchasing habits:  I frequently rent cars and stay at hotels, for example.  I’ve italicized the hits that … Continue reading

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A Small Return on Investment

In preparation for my trip to Australia, I needed to get an electronic travel authority to Australia.  Applying for one directly from Australia online costs 20AUD, whereas United waives the fee for 1Ks.  After spending around $5k with United this … Continue reading

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Continental Enters the Prescreening Foray

Earlier this year, the TSA announced prescreening programs for the respective elites and known travelers on American and Delta itineraries departing from DFW, MIA, and ATL.   Continental is now taking signups for their own program that they are “working with … Continue reading

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A Use For Those Membership Rewards Points

Back in August, I applied for the Amex Premier Rewards Gold card.  I met my minimum spend of $1k for a 75k Membership Rewards point bonus and was temporarily foiled in September with the pullback by Amex on the “bump … Continue reading

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