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Oct '12

Upside Down Sunday At Work.

Or Many Trips Before Gold.

This Sunday work day is all upside down – everyone in the morning, like $200 in sales the first hour and a special order of $200+ for a 1966 750ml Port. And the late afternoon when I usually get a ton o people? Bubkus.

Who knows, the weather? It did give me time to confirm that I have enough trips planed through the end of the year

My Trips – Purchased

Purchased Reservations

Departs

Mileage

Las Vegas (LAS) Wed, Oct 24, 2012

1732

Palm Springs (PSP) Tue, Oct 30, 2012

 2196

Yakima (YKM) Thu, Nov 8, 2012

1000

Honolulu (HNL) Tue, Nov 13, 2012

5428

Honolulu (HNL) Mon, Dec 3, 2012

5428

Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Tue, Dec 11, 2012

954

Seattle, WA (SEA) Sat, Dec 15, 2012

Frequent Flier Mileage Trip

That will leave me with 40,188 EQM (Elite Qualifying Miles) by the end of the year – enough for Alaska Airlines MVP Gold status for next year. To get there I had to book two “mileage runs”:

Yakima on 11-8 – flying out late afternoon, turning around, coming home on the same plane.

Honolulu on 11-13 – flying out of Bellingham late afternoon, coming back on the red-eye after a couple of hours at the airport in the lounge.

Is it worth it? Here are the benefits:

  • Unlimited** Complimentary Upgrades anytime on qualifying fares (booked in Y, S, B, M, H, or Value and Full Flex fares), or 72 hours prior to departure on other fares. Qualifying Mileage Planâ„¢ number must be in the reservation.
  • Unlimited ability to Upgrade** one companion into First Class when they are traveling with you. Qualifying Mileage Planâ„¢ number must be in the reservation.
  • Four one-way electronic MVP® Gold Guest Upgrades awarded annually upon reaching MVP® Gold status.
  • Complimentary Upgrades on Delta Air Lines within the U.S. (excluding Hawaii), Canada, Mexico, and select Caribbean destinations.
  • First Class Check-In privileges at Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines***.
  • Priority AAccessâ„¢ Check-In when traveling on American Airlines
  • Waivers on Mileage Plan service charges and ticket change fees on your Alaska Airlines tickets (member only).
  • Express Security Lines at Select Airports.
  • Priority Boarding on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines.
  • Checked Baggage Fee Waiver for first two bags on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines for MVP® Gold member and persons traveling in the same reservation. Companion waiver does not apply to group bookings.
  • Free Same Day Standby for MVP® Gold member and persons traveling in the same reservation.
  • Priority Standby and Waitlist for full flights on Alaska Airlines.
  • Preferred Seating on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines.
  • 50% Discount for Economy Comfort seating on Delta Air Lines international flights.
  • 100% Bonus Flight Miles**** on Alaska Airlines, Air France, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, KLM, or LAN.
  • Initiation Fee Waived for Alaska Airlines Board Room membership.
  • Dedicated phone lines and staff for Alaska Airlines Reservations and Mileage Planâ„¢ Customer Care.
  • Give an Expression of Thanks to the Alaska Airlines employee who provided above and beyond service.
  • One complimentary Premium Beverage of your choice during your flight when traveling in the main cabin.

Yes, it is to me.

Off to dinner at DancingBear/BreticusMaximus/Possum’s place tonight for enchiladas – there go this week’s carb count.

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