Monthly Archives: January 2013

Buy US Airways Miles

US Airways is once again offering a 100% bonus on purchased miles, targeted for Dividend Miles members who purchased or gifted miles in 2012.  This brings the total cost approximately $19 per thousand miles. These sorts of promotions are quite … Continue reading

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The Best Rate

Until a few months ago, I would always religiously use hotel websites to book my stays, occasionally stopping by Expedia for quick comparison shopping.  In September, my glance at Expedia turned up a better rate for the Sheraton Kauai Resort … Continue reading

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I Don’t Think I Like Change

Change is bad.  It’s how you get New Coke, wilted tulips, and other sundry destroyed icons.  American announced their rebranding this morning: It’s been compared to Air France and Cubana. The livery has already been painted a 737. Photo Courtesy … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End…

I’ve acquired my status with American and United Airlines rather cheaply.  Last year, I spent about $4k with each airline to pick up 115-125k EQM on each. An observant FlyerTalker caught a change (now removed) from Delta’s website today, enumerating … Continue reading

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“I Need 4 Volunteers To Sit In First Class”

Since moving to New York, I’ve flown to Los Angeles for Thanksgiving.  To save on airfare, I taken to flying on Thanksgiving morning itself.  While last year’s trip was an uneventful journey of domestic first class, this past year’s was … Continue reading

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The Westin Los Angeles Airport

I fly on AA185, the late evening JFK-LAX flight, on a regular basis.   While the flight is conveniently timed for making it to the airport with plenty of time between work and the departure time, it unfortunately arrives after midnight (with scheduled … Continue reading

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Did I Spell the Airport Wrong…

There are a few things you do not want to see when you go to rent a car. This is one of them: This should make things interesting.

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A 100k Membership Rewards Offer

One Mile at a Time came across an Amex Platinium card offer for 100k membership rewards points after $3k of spending in 3 months. I currently hold the card, as the airline fee waiver knocks effective fee down to an … Continue reading

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My 2012 Mile and Point Earning and Burning

In the tradition of last year, it’s time to summarize where I went and how I got there.  I flew about 217k miles in 2012, approximately 186k of which were revenue miles.  Across my revenue and award travel, all but … Continue reading

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