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My 2011 Mile and Point Earning and Burning

I traveled just over 144k miles this year, approximately 125k of which were revenue flights: I wound up with four redemptions: 2 nights at the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas as part of Starwood’s Free Resort Nights promotion. 1 upgrade … 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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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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Continental OnePass and Amtrak Guest Rewards Partnership Ending

Amtrak sent out an email informing Guest Rewards members that its partnership with Continental Airlines OnePass is ending December 31, 2011: While the Continental® OnePass® program will formally end in December, we’re happy to inform you that a new Amtrak … Continue reading

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United Airlines Fleet Week

Last month, I managed to get an invite on FlyerTalk to United Airline’s Fleet Week events at its SFO maintenance base. United had four of its planes out for display: An A320 used for the plane pull, its A320 in … Continue reading

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Montreal to Denver

I arrived at the airport with enough time to visit the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in the US-side of Montreal Airport. In addition to seating, the lounge had a small snack area and self-serve bar. Our charter aircraft was … Continue reading

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Chicago to Montreal

For the trip from Chicago to Montreal to Denver, StarMegaDo3 was on a chartered Continental 737.  Continental assigned us its 737 in its retrolivery: My legroom on this flight gave me a reminder to be thankful for my exit rows, … Continue reading

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I attended StarMegaDo3 last week.  To position myself for the start of its North American portion in Chicago, I trekked from from New York via Honolulu and Kahului.  Plotted with gcmap, my routing looks like:  

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Denied Boarding Statistics

I’ve been voluntarily denied boarding (VDB) four times this year on United, netting me a total of $1,800 in United travel vouchers.  Earlier in the year, I also turned down a $400 offer because the reroute involved a layover at … Continue reading

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Continental Mile Auctions

I got an email this afternoon from Continental, advertising an auction for a 32GB iPad 2 and a Callaway Golf RAZR Hawk Driver.  Uninterested in either product (if I was, I would have bought one already), I ignored it.  Seth … Continue reading

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