Monthly Archives: November 2011

American Airlines Chapter 11 Reorganization

This morning, American Airlines announced that it filed for a chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Soon afterwards, American Airlines send out emails stating that the BK wouldn’t impact customers, and that your American AAdvantage miles were safe.  By the afternoon, they … Continue reading

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InterContinental Ambassador Status

Years ago, I held IC Ambassador Status.  I was able to book an ocean view room overlooking Hong Kong bay, and received the second night free, making it very affordable.  It was well worth it as I easily got back … Continue reading

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Planning a Round The World Trip with AAdvantage Miles

When my wife earned her second college degree, I promised her a trip to someplace nice with my American Airlines AAdvantage miles.  She graduated, but our work schedules conspired deprive us on a good opportunity to travel. So when she … Continue reading

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American Express Platinum to-do list

The American Express card has quite a few benefits associated with it, but unfortunately you have to register for many of them in order for them to become effective. Register and activate the card.  Unlike a lot of cards, you … Continue reading

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Complimentary Starwood Preferred Gold Status

Last week I received Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Gold status via the American Express Platinum card.  Since it was a free benefit, I called and was transferred to SPG to complete the enrollment.  My status was instantly updated to gold.  … Continue reading

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The Birth and Evolution of a Cheapskate

Today, I’ve decided to end my trial run at being a cheapskate and sign up for the lifetime cheapskate membership program, while feeding my airline mileage addiction along the way. Some cheapskates aren’t born — they are forged under mountainous … Continue reading

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