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February, 2012

  • 16 February

    A Mild Travel Obsession, or US Airways Platinum

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    To catch you up to where I am now, I hit US Airways Silver, then Gold Status using their Trial Preferred. A few days after arriving back from Orlando, I sent a cheeky email to Keri.   “Considering going for Platinum.” I was at 16,276 miles and I would hit …

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  • 15 February

    My Tragic Loss of Starwood Gold Status

    I knew this day was coming.  It’s my fault.  I didn’t prepare, and I didn’t plan out my Gold Status for this year. Still, this is not the e-mail I want to read on Valentine’s Day:  But where did I go wrong? First, most of my travel is for work.  …

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  • 13 February

    Silver and Beyond

    I had no difficulty hitting US Airways Silver Preferred Status during my Preferred Trial. I knew I had more than enough miles for Silver, but I never really paid attention to how much more. One day, while looking at my miles (I know you do this too), I realized I …

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  • 11 February

    Flying with Silver Trial Preferred Status

    My first flight with status was a busy route–DCA to BOS.  I was shocked when I was upgraded to first class two days out from the flight.  I was pretty excited that I could get an upgrade on this route in particular.  DCA-BOS is a really busy business route.    …

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  • 10 February

    US Airways Quick Road to Status (Elite USAirways Status through Trial Preferred)

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    How to get Elite USAirways Status by using US Airways Preferred Trial. Back in October, I decided I was ready to settle down with an airline.  I didn’t really care which airline it was overall.  I just wanted convenience, great status benefits, and an easy way of getting it. I …

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