Update 12/5- Amex confirmed that CLT will be getting a Centurion Lounge but in 2020. Other exciting news is that LHR will also be one of the next recipients of one. The American Airlines fortress hub at Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) could see a new American Express Centurion Lounge in fall 2019. Per the agenda … Continue reading Confirmed Centurion Lounge for Charlotte (CLT)
After years of persistence my good friend finally convinced the Mrs. to allow me to go on an extended weekend trip to Vegas. I had not been since I was 10 years old so it was really a new experience for me. To get there I used 12,500 United miles to fly the planned route … Continue reading Vegas Baby, Vegas
I survived my first flight on Spirit Airlines and surprising to some, had a positive experience. I came to book Spirit when I was looking at options for a Sunday return from my extended weekend in Vegas. Spirit offered by far the best price/schedule option with a 9AM non-stop from LAS-CLE. I booked it for … Continue reading I Took My First Flight On Spirit Airlines… and Liked It.
American Express recently added Star Alliance carrier Avianca as a transfer partner with the Memership Rewards program. I personally need to understand more about this program but I'm excited about some sweet spots such as United domestic flights for 7,500 miles one way and business class to Europe with no fuel surcharges for 63,000 miles. … Continue reading Amex Adds Avianca Life Miles As A 1:1 Transfer Partner
I'm currently on my way to LAS via DEN when I hear those enticing words over the PA system while in line to board, "out flight is oversold and if your travel plans are flexible, we are looking for volunteers." Since for years whenever I heard those words my plans were undoubtedly NOT flexible I … Continue reading Get Bumped For $1,000? Don’t Mind If I Do
One of my favorite things to do is plan visits to airports with military-like precision. This task is aided greatly by fantastic interactive maps built by a company called LocusLabs. These maps were initially rolled out a few years ago in many airline and airport mobile apps. The Delta, American and United apps all feature … Continue reading Interactive Wayfinding Airport Maps
http://www.erienewsnow.com/story/39391563/american-airlines-to-offer-service-from-erie-to-charlotte-and-chicago-discontinue-flights-to-philadelphia One of the topics I want this blog to focus on is maximizing value and convenience from regional airports. Since moving to the area 11 years ago, I've had a love-hate relationship with my local puddle jumper station. It still has a terminal from the 1950's but you absolutely can't beat the minimal crowds … Continue reading My Podunk Airport Gets It’s First New Service In Almost a Decade
One of the things I learned after seriously getting into the points and miles game was the value of transferable points. The other thing I learned was keeping all of the transfer partners straight was a daunting task. So one thing I did to make things more clear for me was make this handy reference … Continue reading Transfer Partner Matrix
It's no trip to Tahiti but every once in awhile it's nice to spend a marginal amount of points on a daddy/daughter weekend. Last weekend’s dadveture was to DC & Baltimore with visits to the Air & Space Museum and the National Aquarium. We also met up with a good friend and old friends along … Continue reading 10/12/2018 Daddy/Daughter Trip to DC
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