Emerald Cafe

National Car Rental challenged us to imagine what it would be like to live life in #TheEmeraldWorld: a place where every store, hotel or airline worked like the Emerald Club, which allows members to bypass the counter, pay one low price and choose any car from the Emerald Aisle. While daydreaming in ...

August 2015 New York City Travel Meetup

The New York city miles and points community is huge. We've had over a dozen great meetups over the past couple of years. We generally get between 40 and 60 people to each event and it's great time for you to meet and learn from other travelers. Come talk about manufactured spend, award redemptions, ...

Good Eats in Duluth

Astonishingly our 5:59pm LGA departure pushed back early and took off quickly after a short taxi and even shorter wait. I felt like we set a new world record for Friday afternoon departures out of the crowded New York airspace. I had booked this flight using my companion pass from the former ...

Cathay Pacific Business Class JFK to Hong Kong

Another guest post from my friend that just recently flew on Cathay Pacific in Business Class. I asked her to provide a review while the flight was still fresh in her memory.
I’d taken this flight last year in January, but not at the 01:30 departure time and I didn’t remember much ...

April 2015 New York City Frequent Flyer Meetup

The warm weather is finally in New York City so the balcony is open for drinks! Join other miles and points collectors and frequent flyers in Manhattan at the next Reach for the Miles on April 22nd from 6pm to 9pm in the Lower East Side.  
RSVP now for the event
The bar is again ...

A Silver Lining In The Clouds: Volunteering for a Bump

Due to terrible weather this past weekend a number of flights were canceled stranding thousands of passengers at airports across the country. American Airlines was hit hard as Dallas Fort Worth airport had rolling cancellations over several days with a cascading effect on planes and crews in the ...

Breather: rent a private workspace

A friend recently needed a place to work in Manhattan for a short time. I referred her to Breather and this is her review of the service. You can get a free hour at Breather by using my referral code (and I will get a free hour after you complete your first visit). Breather currently has work ...

January New York Miles and Points Meetup Tomorrow Night!

The new year means resetting your balances to zero and starting over again on elite status. Come talk about your plans at the next Reach for the Miles event tomorrow night from 6pm to 9pm in the Lower East Side in Manhattan.  
RSVP now for the event
The bar is extending their happy ...

November New York City Points and Miles Meetup

Before you take off for the Thanksgiving holiday, join us on November 20th at 6pm for another frequent flyer meetup.  RSVP now for the event.
Professor Thom's is extending their happy hour special for us again including house wine, beer and well drinks that are generally $5 or less. ...

The Mirage Las Vegas Review

The MGM Mirage is located in the middle of the strip and strikes a nice balance between location, price and amenities. Since my Hyatt Diamond status gave me MGM MLife Platinum status, I was offered an MLife rate of just $91 on a recent Friday and Saturday, typically expensive weekend nights. Other ...

Another visit to the TWA Flight Center at JFK T5

For the past few years, the Open House New York event provides public access to a number of private or closed venues around New York City. During last year's event I visited the TWA Flight Center at JFK and this year I organized a New York City Frequent Flyer meetup at the venue. It's not always ...

Breather: Office Space for Rent By the Hour

When traveling for work a temporary office is great for meetings and as a place to get work done. And if you live in a noisy city, like New York, it's helpful to rent office space when you need a quiet place to work, meet, relax, or even... sleep. A number of serviced office companies provide space ...

Delta Retiring Their Boeing 747s by 2017

Delta has been planning the retirement of their 747 fleet for sometime. But today's announcement on their earnings call indicates an acceleration of the time line to 2017. If you're a fan of this aircraft type, and a Delta flyer, you should consider the retirement schedule for your upcoming ...

October NYC Meetup at the TWA Flight Center at JFK!

Tomorrow, October 11, 2014 is Open House New York weekend which "unlocks the doors to New York's most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York." One of those important buildings is the TWA ...

September New York City Meetup Next Week

What better way to ease back into the week, after a long weekend, than to have a cool drink and talk miles and points. Join me and other travelers, on Tuesday September 2nd, at Professor Thom's in the Lower East Side at our (eighth!) meetup to discuss all things miles and points. RSVP now for the event.

Professor Thom's is extending their happy hour special for us again. You must be 21 to enter.

Hope to see you there!


July 2014 New York Meetup next week!

After a fun meetup last month with two suprise guests ( Daraius and Ben ) it's time for another points and miles meetup. Next week, on Tuesday July 22nd, our very own Brad will be in New York City and joining the festivities.  Join us and other travelers at Professor Thom's ...

June 2014 New York City Travel Meetup

We're having another frequent flyer and miles and points meetup in New York city on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Join me and other travelers at Professor Thom's in the Lower East Side to discuss all things miles and points. RSVP now for the event.

Professor Thom's is extending their happy hour ...

American Airlines New Airbus A321T

Today American launches their first Airbus A321T (transcontinental) service from JFK to Los Angeles. Last month, I experienced the aircraft during an American Airlines event at JFK.

Overall, it's an impressive cabin. With In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) at every seat and seating for ...

November Reach For the Miles Meetup in NYC

With the recent devaluation of United's MileagePlus it's the perfect time for a meetup to discuss what to do with your miles. 

Please join me on Wednesday, November 13th, at 6 pm in Manhattan to mingle and meet others from the travel industry, talk points and miles, have a drink from the cash bar and enjoy a fun, informal evening.

Please RSVP at Meetup.com

Look forward to seeing you there!

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