It was kind of a slow day. At the least, I was very slow as I can hardly move around with my leg injury. Very slow progress. It allowed me the opportunity to be all over my Google Reader feed yesterday!
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AWARD BOOKING HELP
Any award booking service wanting to be featured positively here? Hey, I am desperate for ANY type of return from this labor of love blog:-) Here it is, piece of cake:
Number of seats: Two
Depart from any of NYC airports either December 25 late pm or December 26 (pref) early am
Arrive back to NYC late December 30 or December 31 early am
Fly C or F internationally in a very nice product
or to a Caribbean country (coach is okay)
Somewhere warm, sunny, w/ beache(s)
Major chain NICE hotels available (in order of preference: Hilton, Club Carlson, Hyatt, Starwood, Priority Club)
No South America
For Hawaii: Only Maui or Kawai
Mexico: Last resort
Any ideas for flights we can do at this stage? I have enough miles in all three alliances. DL Platinum.
Any help appreciated!
READER QUESTION: Will the World End Tomorrow?
Hmm, our crystal ball stopped functioning many years ago. We would just like to take this opportunity, in case the world does end, to wish everyone a nice after life. Certainly we ‘ll be seeing some of you in hell. As Eddie Murhphy used to say “I am going to hell….and I am taking the Hell Express there!”
Kind of big news yesterday. The Wandering Aramean wrote about Delta buying 49% in Virgin Atlantic and a joint venture among the two airlines . It will take more than a year to see any effects of this move…so do NOT worry about it! I am very afraid V’s fuel surcharges will magically start to appear on Delta’s awards…and that will be reason #897 to despise this airline! Or maybe it is time to open a Virgin Atlantic frequent flyer account afterall? Nahh, we do not plan to have many Skypesos left in the next year or so anyway.
I am not sure why I have this one here, I just did not want to relegate yet another of Ben’s posts in my glorious “Not So Best Of” category for third day in a row! Yes I do have feelings.-) Anyway, we have a post informing us he spends over $1,000 in credit card annual fees and ALL such aff app links are so neatly served. $1k is nothing for big time bloggers and it IS tax deductible (which remains one reason we got into this blogging thing…then again, with absolutely no revenues yet and in the horizon, just deducting expenses may be a reason IRS will make an example of us, yikes!). Another reason I am highlighting this post is to point out that one of the biggest misconceptions about this hobby is that you can travel for free! There is NOTHING free about it! The hobby has a (low to substantial) cost of TIME AND MONEY!
An absolutely mind blowing trip report from MilesAbound to the Park Hyatt Maldives. Wow, just wow!
Dansdeals broke the story of how the BA website got better showing all partners without workarounds! All the other bloggers followed shortly…if my Google Reader time feeds are correct!
And if you wanted yet another sign that this hobby has indeed reached a critical mass, how about this request to be part of a travel show? Thanks to MilesQuest for bringing this to our attention. I believe there have been a few other efforts for TV/web shows in the works but I am not sure if anything has materialized. If you know please leave a comment or email me! TBB is feeling some vibes of monetizing this operation at last…Be a judge or a consultant to these types of shows? Ha, how about that! I am going to let the show producers know that they are free to call me…maybe! If you decide to give this a shot and you first heard it in my blog please remember me, thank you!
Comment left in my blog: “Will MMS’s trip to Bora Bora ever end?” [ I think we are nearing the end, hang in there!] lol