You Know What More Than Half of America Doesn’t — and a Free Terrace Suite Stay in New York

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  1. Sure, I would brag about and amazing $3 laksa. I wouldn’t about a good-to-mediocre $15 one which I am sure this is going to become.

  2. Thanks for the heads up on the AA flights to Merida. I LOVE the Luxury Collection Haciendas, such incredible properties – I highly recommend Hacienda Uayamon which is my favorite.

  3. I’m a lurker who never leaves comments but always appreciates your insight on making the most of points and programs. Terrace suite in NYC? I could do that!

  4. The math doesn’t really work out on that Mile High Club story…

    1,000,000/2,000 = 500

    This assumes she made just $2,000 for her full service service.

    Two years = 730 days.

    That means at her supposed going rate she had to have someone fly her 500 days over two years.

    Is it possible she had 500 flights in two years? Maybe. But then again she did profess a preference for the longer U.S. routes to fully service her customers properly. And that makes the likelihood of her filling that 500 flight hole all the more complicated given turnaround times. If she got 4 flights a week in, that still puts her at a pace for 208 flights a year. Not enough to reach 500 in two years.

    So she’d have to not only fly more than 4 times a week but she’d have to close a sale on just about every damn flight to get to 500. Of course if she could get it up…her rate I mean…she wouldn’t need as many total flights to achieve 1,000,000.

    Is the math doable? Maybe. Does it seem likely. No.

  5. Sure would like a reason to go back to New York City. Not quite as nice as Shanghai but less congested.

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