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When a Waste of Points Feels Great

The winter on the East Coast just seemed to drag on and on endlessly. A sudden snowstorm popped up on the radar last month.  It was supposed to hit the next day and I had enough of winter.  I felt like I was going out of my mind. So I ...

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Strange US Airways Domestic Award Booking Bug

A few weeks ago, I booked an award trip to Boston for today.  I booked a connection that took me through Philly because it was the cheapest point-wise, but I found out the flights I was booking on my end weren’t the same flights US Airways was booking on their ...

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Flying By the Seat of Your Pants

The one thing I really love about miles is how flexible it makes travel. Last month, my ice skating coach of ~15 years passed away, and I was trying to get funeral and service information.  I found out the service by the other figure skaters was in a few hours. ...

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Intra-Europe Business Class on Lufthansa

This is one post in a series on visiting Paris: 1. Surprising Someone With a Trip to Paris 2. The Newark Lufthansa Senator Lounge 3. Lufthansa Business Class from EWR-FRA 4. The Hilton Frankfurt Airport 5. Roaming Frankfurt Wild 6. The Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan Hotel, Paris Eiffel 7. The Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme 8. Dining in Paris: ...

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