Frequent Flier Miles

First, a thank-you to the surprising number of peeps who poked around my blog during this past week, even though I wasn’t writing anything. I had a friend in town, and set blogging by the wayside in favor of late-night talks and far too little coffee. ACTUAL reality, folks. It’s the wave of the future.

Back to our regularly scheduled program:

I have a bunch of frequent flier miles. Some here, some there, some with airlines I don’t even fly. United, Frontier, Continental, Midwest, Northwest, whoever Hilton is hooked up with, and wherever I can transfer AmEx points. Not enough to fly to a friend’s wedding in Mexico, but enough to visit a different friend in Minneapolis. That is, I could redeem the miles if the dates I wanted to travel (a weekend in the middle of July) weren’t blacked out. I have been gathering miles for years, because I can’t actually use them. Is there a trick to it?

Okay, okay, I didn’t mean to leave you all in the dark. Back to the beginning: My pal Nick was visiting, and we went to a car show where we met the guy who owns a Cadillac known as Batmobile with which I am familiar, played mini-golf (see above), watched a DVD, and hung out with friends. We ate some, we drank some, we drove around some. I introduced Nick to egg creams at brunch one morning. That right there means I did a good job as hostess.



Filed under friends, vacation

6 responses to “Frequent Flier Miles

  1. Drewseph

    Wooo blog wooo

    I got my credit card today. (Now I can go overseas. But more importantly I can purchase webcomic tshirts! woo yeah nerd stuff)
    I intend to gain/collect True Reward points, wot I can then redeem in the form of Petrol/Gas/Fuel vouchers. Or … other stuff too, but I figure Gas would be pretty important. Given that it is seriously expensive.

    Quick, reinspire me to send that message I was gonna send.

  2. As far as I can tell, you have to actively “work” those rewards programs if you want to really be able to use them. Some folks get crazy mad and start recycling points to get free miles (use your credit card to inadvertently buy cashier checks to pay your bill).

    One way or another, you should use your miles. I lost thousands of miles with American when they decided to change the contract on everyone and add an expiration date! Bastards…

  3. “ACTUAL reality, folks. It’s the wave of the future.”

    Amen, sister.

  4. Nice pics – some of the cars look familiar. Was that the show I drove past in DTC?

    I’ve been doing that weird reality thing too. Springtime ha that effect on me.

  5. Marge – nah, this was a little show at a VFW off of Santa Fe. But the local cars… pick yer show, you’ll see some of the same at each one.

  6. It looks like you all had a splendid time. :) Reality can be shocking to computer nerds, but in the Spring, it’s just too pretty to be stuck indoors, so I understand.

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