About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Five Bonus Offers Not to Miss This Month

Aug 16 2017

Credit card bonuses boost your balances quickly, in some cases a single credit card can get you more than one flight or a premium cabin flight. Get one yourself, get one for your travel companion, and you’re booking award travel in no time.

One way to think about which cards to sign up for is to look at the travel you want to do, and consider the cards with the biggest or much better than usual signup bonuses where it’s not expected the bonuses will stay around long.

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Cathay Pacific First Class Passengers Get Access to American Flagship First Dining in New York

Aug 15 2017

This raises an interesting question, it’s clearly possible for American to negotiate such arrangements where they (1) offer Flagship Dining, (2) are in the same terminal as a oneworld partner which offers an international first class product, (3) which doesn’t have its own lounge.

It will be interest to see whether British Airways and Qantas will arrange access in Dallas once the First Dining facility opens there, for instance.

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Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants Challenged These Passengers to an Inflight Toilet Paper Race

Aug 15 2017

On July 20 Southwest Airlines flight attendants challenged passengers to a toilet paper race inflight from Raleigh to Denver.

The two sides of the plane were pitted against each other “for a chance to be the first to deplane” — presumably most of the passengers not realizing one side of the plane simply doesn’t deplane before the entire other side.

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