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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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  1. FYI: Barclay’s JetBlue Plus World Elite MasterCard accounts also receive the free ShopRunner shipping benefit..

  2. I have the Aviator red card and there’s no mention I can find of ShopRunner, neither on my home page nor on the Rewards > Benefits > Shop page.

  3. The Delta L1011 article is a good reminder to both airlines and customers that the real enemy of aircraft is nature and maintenance, not passengers or crew.
    I knew someone in high school that was at home when a PanAm 727 crashed due to wind shear. He described similar aftermath, as well as people that kept parts of the plane and valuables from the wreckage.
    This happened 1 or 2 years before the Delta event. Fortunately, the technology has improved to avoid this . Hearing this survivors story reminds me to never complain when flight is cancelled for weather or mechanical issues. Everyone wants a safe, non memorable flight, not one to talk about 30 years later.

  4. @leef33 – I agree, this story really puts things into perspective. And how impressive is Mr Laver? If only I could weather storms as well!

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