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Sunday, August 29, 2021

United upgrading EWR-PQI starting 10/31

 I'm excited to read there will be a service upgrade for flights to Presque Isle, Maine starting October 31st:

Can't wait to try this new plane and opportunities for first class!

Saturday, August 21, 2021

One genealogy branch - House of Sax (Hohensax)


One of the branches of my family recently unearthed is the family von Hohensax.  I've been researching information about this line that started with Albert I von Sax, my 23rd great-grandfather. His father was noted as Alcherrius De (da) Torre. 

A good summary I found is here: https://www.wikiwand.com/en/House_of_Sax

One note from the site lists the da Torre family as having been part of Churrätien nobility, which was from a medieval province after the Roman province Raetia Prima: 


Fascinating history!  I can't wait to visit these areas on a future trip. 

Saturday, August 7, 2021

United offers new qualifying promotion

Recently Delta extended premier benefits to frequent flyers until 2023, and many in the industry were speculating how American and United might respond.  Would both match a similar extension? 

I received an email on Friday from United with details about how I can "fly to the finish" by making a requal to 1K before November 30th.  Some details are here:

Fly to the Finish Details

United is not matching Delta exactly and rather being a bit creative in asking members to continue to fly to meet the extension threshold.  Since I already have flights planned for the rest of the year, I'm cautiously optimistic that I'll be able to make the necessary number.  I'm curious how this will affect flyers especially since the Covid variant keeps impacting many organizations.