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Admirals Club Updates 2016

Today I woke up to some great news from my favorite airline. American Airlines announced improvements to the existing Admirals Club network. If you visit the Admirals Club you quickly realize that certain clubs are far less appealing than others. The Admirals Club in Pittsburgh is the worst one I’ve visited yet, but the Dallas/Fort…
TSA PreCheck: The Ultimate Travel Tool

I’ve mentioned TSA PreCheck a few times, but today I want to dive into how useful it is and why everyone should sign up. What is TSA PreCheck? In the summer of 2013 the TSA announced the TSA PreCheck program would open up to everyone. The program used to be tied to Airlines Frequent Flyers.…
Are Airport Lounges Worth it?

I have to admit, I spend way too much money on Credit Card annual fees to give me access to various airport lounges, but for me, the benefits outweigh the cost. Picking the right credit card is a very personal choice, but for me, its the Citi Prestige and Amex Platinum cards. I’ve made these…
Mileage Running

I wanted to cover a topic today as I take my first ever, true, mileage run. A Mileage Run is a flight or series of flights where the sole purpose of the flight is to collect frequent flyer miles. Mileage runs come in all shapes and sizes. Some from North America to Asia can earn over…
Creating Frequent Flyer Accounts Portland (Via DFW)

ORD-DFW (810 Miles) I decided to take a last minute flight to Portland to see a friend. I booked the tickets just 4 days before departure and was still able to get a round trip flight for just around $200. The catch, was flying through DFW each way and the return was Superbowl Sunday (not…
Austin, TX

A quick review of my trip to Austin, TX.
Annual Recap

As the Holidays and the year come to an end I am constantly reminded that I did not attain my goal this year to reach American Airlines Executive Platinum status. However, I was able to learn more about Frequent Flyer miles, Hotel status, and Credit Card points than I ever thought possible. I am still…
ORD-PHX-YEG-YYZ-ORD-NYC-ORD

I was lucky enough to have to fly to the great white north for work (prior to the snow this time) and I thought I would take a roundabout way of getting there to squeeze in a few end of the year miles and more importantly earn some AA 500-Mile upgrades along the way. ORD-PHX…
ORD-STL (Credit Cards)

Well, now that I have caught up I am going to try to continue posting shortly after each flight or series of flights in order to keep everything together. ORD-STL (516 Miles) There was nothing terribly interesting about this trip, but I wanted to take a moment and discuss something on my mind. Credit Cards.…