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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…
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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…
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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.…

This post is going to be slightly different from previous posts. To be completely honest, writing was the last thing on my mind the past few months. I recently left a job I loved to pursue another opportunity, it was a tough decision, but I believe that it was the right decision and more importantly…
Chicago to Orange County (via Seattle)

ORD – SEA (1,710 Miles) Another great Sunday morning flight. I decided to once again sit in the exit row, 15A this time, a window seat. Once again as the row was completely full and the shoulder space was tight, but the extra leg room made the long fight more enjoyable. I was on a…
Chicago to Seattle (via DFW)

ORD-DFW (801 Miles) This was a day that it paid to be flexible. I had a flight at 2:30PM connecting through DFW, continuing onto SEA. When I woke up I saw one of the worst sights; Ice. I knew that there was not a chance my flight would leave at 2:30PM and knew that my…
Chicago  to New Orleans (via Miami)

ORD – MIA (1,197 Miles) This was a Sunday flight and I do not enjoy flying on Sunday for work. It was sadly the only way to be in New Orleans early enough on Monday morning.  However, several hours before my non-stop flight to New Orleans, I got the dreaded alert from American Airlines that my…
Pittsburgh, Round 2

ORD-PIT (410 Miles) I was on the same exact flight as the week before, but had dramatically different results. At T-24 I logged into the AA app and my ticket had some dropped off my PNR so I was unable to check-in. After spending a few minutes on hold they were able to reattach my…
Pittsburgh

ORD-PIT (410 Miles) I was thankful to get back to business travel, but quickly learned that the Priority AAccess security lane at 6am is not the line to be in. There is a lone agent serving this line and all ORD crew goes through the crew lane which shares this agent. The result is watching…
Chicago to St. Louis to Milwaukee

A few weeks ago I had to return to St. Louis and I wanted to squeeze every mile out of the journey that I could. ORD-STL (258 Miles) This flight was on a Wednesday night and I was quickly reminded of why I enjoy traveling during business travel hours. The lines for security were horrible…