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Camp Dad 2014: State Fair a Go-Go

Now that Camp Mom 2014 is in the books, I wanted to give a shout out to Camp Dad. I’m not the only one who gets in on the fun! Let me just start by saying I have the best guy EVER. 4 years ago we made a deal that causes Moms to swoon every […]


Alaska Airlines LAX-MEX 737-800 First Class

I used 10,000 British Airways Avios points to book a one-way in economy class from Los Angeles to Mexico City (LAX-MEX). I added my Delta Airlines Gold Medallion number (Skyteam Elite Plus) to my reservation and was able to get a complimentary upgrade. One of the benefits of being a Gold Medallion is being able […]

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15% off Promo Code to Deal Mommy Fave Luxury Link

I’m headed to Italy soon and am using Luxury Link for my hotel in Matera. Today I got a fun email from them containing a 15% off Luxury Link Promo Code: SUMMER15. I love their codes because they stack with the $50 invite credit. I see a lot of great deals in Europe such as […]


American Airlines NRT-LAX 777-200 Business Class

My final journey back home was on American Airlines from Narita International Airport to Los Angeles (NRT-LAX). I was booked in economy, but I used a Systemwide Upgrade (eVIP, SWU) to upgrade myself to the Business Class cabin. My Systemwide Upgrade cleared a few days prior and was able to pre-select my meal. I wanted […]


Antarctica 2014: Day 1: Yankee Harbor, Vacuum Party, and Zodiac operations

Antarctica 2014: Day 1: Yankee Harbor, Vacuum Party, and Zodiac operations This is a post getting into Yankee Harbor, Vacuum Party and Zodiac operations to get onto Antarctica Running A Marathon in Antarctica and Australia in 2014 Planning Hotels, Flights, Final Deposit, Medevac Insurance Training Flight BOS-JFK-EZE (Domestic first, 777-200 business) Sheraton Libertador Review Marriott […]


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US Airways Now Providing Upgrades to American Airlines Elites?

One of my readers got upgraded on a US Airways flight from MSP-PHX this morning. He was on a discounted economy fare and an American Airlines Platinum (oneworld Sapphire) member. When he got to the gate, he was pleasantly handed a new boarding pass with a First Class ticket. He has no status with US […]

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Buy Marriott Gift Cards…Get SWA points

(HT to Loyalty Lobby) Marriott is currently having a promotion in which you can earn up to 12,000 Rapid Reward points for Marriott gift card purchases. You must have a southwest airlines account number to access the promotion. $100 giftcard will get you 1,200 RR points; $250=3,000 RR, and $500=6,000 RR. So 1,000 in gift cards […]

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Trip Report: My Rio de Janeiro Brazil Mileage Run Vacation

  This Sunday, I’m about to embark on a long mileage run vacation. I took advantage of a mistake fare from Orlando to Rio de Janeiro (MCO-GIG) for $388. What I mean by a long mileage run vacation is not the short 34 hour stay in Rio, but my long journey to get from Los […]

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My Selfish Stance On The Delta Medallion Upgrade Updates

In case you haven’t heard yet, Delta just announced some pretty significant changes to their upgrade policies. Here’s the full announcement that was posted on FlyerTalk the other day: Changes to Systemwide Upgrades (SWUs): We are always looking for opportunities to fine-tune the Medallion program and we’ve received a lot of valuable feedback about the […]

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New Jersey Man Installs GPS Jammer and Interferes with Newark Liberty Airport Operations

  According to an article from CBS New York, a “New Jersey man wanted to hide his movements from his boss. He ended up interfering with operations at a busy airport instead. Now he’s facing a massive fine, CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reported Friday. Limo drivers say it’s no big deal — their employer put GPS […]

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Instawalk: My Day in Moscow

i had a day in Moscow (which i’m glad i didn’t miss) so i combined two one-day itineraries (Frommer’s Moscow In One Day and Lonely Planet’s A Perfect Day in Moscow — which had lots of overlap, a good sign i suppose) to make sure i saw the biggies. i started out pretty early, way […]

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