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Make American Great Again

American Airlines

I am I used to be a raving fan girl for American Airlines.  But that has not been the case in 2016.  For the last 24 months, my patience with my hometown airline has been wearing thin.  Its time to make American great again. First it was the short-lived changes to inflight service that cut out food…

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Let Them Eat Cake

I’ve been keeping a low profile lately lest I lose my head. Interpret that both figuratively and literally. Figuratively, it has been a crazy eight weeks since we last left off with me crying at the end of a fantastic vacation.  I’ve tackled 12 trips, wrangled several major projects in my professional, volunteer, and personal spheres,…

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Crying on Vacation


I am one of those emotional girls who does emotional things like crying on vacation. I cry when reading books. I cry when reading stories on Facebook. I cry watching movies (especially Love Actually). I cry walking through the arrivals hall at T5 at Heathrow.  Every bloody time (blame Love Actually). So yes, of course…

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“Sorry I’m Not Sorry” – Two Days of Shakeups in the Points and Miles World

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It has been a tough couple of days in the points and miles world for hobbyists (those who collect points and miles with airlines, hotels, and other travel providers) and low-fare leisure travelers. On Monday the announcement came that frequent traveler darling Starwood was being acquired by Marriott.  And then yesterday American was changing almost all the rules of…

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To Run or Not to Run… Mileage Run, That Is


“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”   Haruki Murakami writes this in What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. I somehow doubt he was talking about a mileage run.  And yet, the quote sticks. I haven’t had to worry about a mileage run in a couple of years although I’ve sometimes done them anyway…

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Chanel Airlines in Paris – Spring 2016

I often catch myself thinking “wouldn’t it be great if air travel could be more aesthetically pleasing?”  Yes, I can escape to lovely first class lounges in places like Hong Kong, Frankfurt, and Doha but it’s not quite the same when I still have to walk through the terminal to pajama clad teenagers dragging dirty…

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Breakup on a Plane

I’m a couple of days late to the story (or rather in auto-post mode since I’m currently off on my Grand Mediterranean cruise) but this story caught my eye about how a woman trended on Twitter due to her live tweeting a couple’s too-public breakup on a plane. It is stories like this that make…

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