Month: May 2016

I’ll take a boarding pass with a side of miles, please.

Back to the travel hacking bit..

I’m still very much in the accumulation phase.  As you read more about the game, you’ll see different types of folks.  Earn & Burn type people rack up points and then jet off to somewhere far away as soon as they have the points for the trip.  Some people get all their points through clever spending.  Some just take a vacation once a year with their miles, and accumulate very steadily, over time.

Me?

I’m a bit of a hoarder at the moment.  Now, eventually I’ll be able to get to see the world, but for now, I’m content to watch my frequent flyer accounts grow.

As you know, I was able to get down to North Carolina for a weekend recently.  I love to crunch the numbers, and see how I did, what I could maximize, and how best to travel hack.  By reviewing each trip, I’m able to improve and learn more about this hobby, and you know what they say:  knowledge is travel.

Or power, or something like that..

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Ok, ok.

So I know I’m a week late on this one, but I wanted to post a great deal for Mother’s Day.  It’s not around any longer, but I know from experience that this kind of deal comes around every year, coinciding with this little holiday.

Every year in May, tons of companies run Mother’s Day specials.  From your local diner’s brunch menu to the credit cards in your wallet, you’ll find a way to save on something for mom, trust me.

What’s better (or more cliche…) than flowers?

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Admiral’s Club, CLT Concourse C

Flying out of Charlotte, I had my second taste of the high life.  Racing through security, I turned my attention to the Admirals Club in Concourse C at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Similar to Boston, Charlotte actually has two Admirals Clubs, one an old US Airways Club.  This time, I actually opted for the old US Airways option, rather than the original American Airlines lounge in Concourse B.

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Admirals Club, BOS Terminal B (near gate B4)

On my recent excursion to the great city of Winston-Salem, I had the pleasure of flying American Airlines with my trusty Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard.

In addition to extra miles on American Airlines purchases, discounts on in-flight snacks, and World Elite MasterCard benefits, this card grants the user Admirals Club access.  As long as the card is open, you can pop right in and enjoy the food, drinks, and comfy chairs.

Not only did I love pretending I was an important business traveler, but their gin & tonic wasn’t half bad…especially considering it was free!

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