Join the New York Get Together!

Join me and The Miles Professor for some awesome summer cocktails at the Hudson Hotel at 58th and Columbus on Wednesday August 6th. This is another chance to get together with fellow mileage crazies and enthusiasts while enjoying fabulous views along with the good company!



I hope to see as many as possible of you out there!

If you are going to attend, please sign up using the Eventbrite page here, that way we know how many to expect.

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First Call! Whistler “Do” February 2015


Hey folks so I appreciate it is right in the middle of July now so I am sure you are all thinking about skiing? Oh ok, so maybe not. But just wanted to make a first call mention on a small gathering we are planning for a “Do” in Whistler next year. The dates are […]

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$25 off $100 at Staples with Visa Checkout


Via SlickDeals you can get $25 off of a purchase of $100 or more at when checking out using Visa Checkout. I am thinking my readers are smarter than the average bear so I am not going to spell this out too clearly with boxes and arrows but instead post the answers – as […]

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Happy 4th July and F*uk First Friday!!!


Happy 4th July y’all! This is the day of the year I get to watch y’all get excited about getting over us Brits having control over you for so long – just kidding lol So coincidentally this year the 4th July is the first Friday of the month – and do you know what that […]

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Discover $75 cash-back for $1k spend offer


I received an offer in the mail yesterday for $75 in cash back for making just $1,000 in spend on my Discover card. These offers are usually targeted, though in my case I received the mailer for both my wife and I. You can see if you qualify by logging on at Of course […]

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Spring Break in Maldives – Part 4: Transfer to Conrad Maldives

After our short but pleasant stopover in Abu Dhabi we took the relatively short flight from Abu Dhabi to Male in the Maldives. While I was able to get all four of us in business class which is a rare find on Etihad, this was a pretty ordinary flight on one of Etihad’s regionally configured […]

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Spring Break in Maldives – Part 3: Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi Yas Island

We decided we would break up our trip to the Maldives with a couple of night en route in Abu Dhabi. There are a lot of different hotel options in the city and I opted to stay at the Radisson Blu Yas Island. Yas Island is close to the airport and houses a bunch of […]

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Spring Break in Maldives – Part 2: Etihad First & Business Class to Abu Dhabi

After a typically pleasant but unexciting flight on a regional Delta flight from RDU to JFK we had our flight to Abu Dhabi on Etihad to look forward to. Etihad rarely release more than two seats in either business or first class on any of their flights, and this one was no exception, and so […]

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Spring Break in Maldives – Part 1: Introduction and Planning


Regular readers will know I am a huge fan of the Maldives. We have vacationed there three times recently in 2010, 2012 and 2013 each time at the resort that is now known as the Park Hyatt Maldives (on our trip in 2010 we stayed at that same resort when it was newly opened and […]

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Charlotte #MileMadness Do – What a Huge Success!

I just got back today from the #MileMadness Do in Charlotte to celebrate the fun we had with the MileMadness competition and bring together a small but wonderful group of people to share thoughts and ideas on all things miles, point and manufactured spending. I am very proud to say that the event, at least […]

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Etihad upgrades Maldives service to A330


Hi folks sorry it’s been quite around here but I just got back from another amazing vacation in my favorite destination of the Maldives (yes I’m the guy that liked the place before it became blogger popular!). We flew there and back using Etihad who I have to say think has the best First Class […]

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