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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Naval Pilot Drew a Penis in the Sky

Nov 17 2017

Many young boys dream of growing up to be pilots. Some of them become pilots without ever giving up being 15 year old boys.

The FAA for their part says “they’re powerless to act unless the incident poses a safety risk.” And furthermore, they “cannot police morality.” There’s no word from the naval aviator’s superior officer at this point, however.

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All New Wines Worth Tasting in the San Francisco Centurion Lounge

Nov 17 2017

The one ‘special feature’ I enjoy most out of American Express U.S. lounges is the “wine wall” in San Francisco. I never drink wine onboard in domestic first class, and don’t touch the house wines in US airline lounges. I love nice wines but don’t drink for its own sake.

The great thing about the wine wall is that they serve better wines than you’d expect in a lounge and it’s an opportunity to be introduced to some new bottles you may not have tried before.

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American Airlines New Iceland Flight Undermines Their Case Against Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar

Nov 17 2017

American Airlines will launch seasonal Dallas Fort Worth – Reykjavik service next summer. This is the third non-stop in the market following Wow Air and Icelandair. This is a purely leisure route where two ultra low cost carriers have already entered the market. And both Wow Air and Icelandair offer connections beyond Iceland while American Airlines does not.

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