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6
Jan '13

Sunday At The Shop.

Well – slow Sunday. Barely pulled it out except for the customer who showed up at 4:30, inquired about tracking down four different wines, and then went on to buy a mixed case that came to $284 something after the 10% discount and tax. Whew! Made it an OK Sunday.

With all that time, I started thinking about Pucci’s wedding this coming summer (assuming they can find a place in Ireland to hold it). After a Points Guy article on oneworld’s World Explorer fare I crafted this itinerary:

15 segments in 10 days, the only time stopping is for 3-4 days in Ireland for the wedding. Imagine this flight pattern:

City Miles

Airline

EQM Qualified Just Miles Bonus Miles
Seattle

0

American

Dallas-Ft. Worth

1600

American

1600

1600

Miami

1120

American

1120

1120

Lima

2620

LAN

2620

2620

Santiago

1540

LAN

1540

1540

Buenos Aires

708

American

708

708

New York

5290

American

5290

5290

Dublin

3170

British

3170

London

500

British

500

Johannesburg

5630

Quantas

5630

Sydney

6850

Quantas

6850

Tokyo

4860

American

4860

4860

Dallas

6410

American

6410

6410

Toronto

1210

American

1210

1210

Chicago

500

American

500

500

Seattle

1710

1710

1710

FF Miles

43718

27568

16150

27568

Ticket Cost

per mile

per ff mile

$8,522.15 $0.19 Total FF Miles

71286

$0.12

Cost per mile for this $8522.15 turns out to be .19 which isn’t good, but if I kept them all on American, a couple of more trips on Alaska or American I’d have Gold on American, which doesn’t really do me good. If I put them on Alaska, only half the flights it would get me Alaska MVP status for next year with the 27,568 EQM Qualified Miles, almost enough for a Business Class ticket to Iceland (75,000 or onward to Europe 80,000), drop the cost per mile to .12 – but push up my qualification numbers for MVP Gold to 50,000 from 40,000.

Makes me dizzy just thinking about how many hours that is my butt in a seat in Economy and I’m sure Colonel Eric thinks I’ve lost my mind to even consider it.

Dinner at Swanda’s tonight – lovely broiled salmon, high heat roasted brussel sprouts, and a big salad. And he opened a bottle of white wine from his last month’s shipment. Score another one!

[215.0] OK, no more carbs.

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One Response to “Sunday At The Shop.”

  1. The Senior Colonel Says:

    Yes