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Saturday, December 31, 2022

Travel stats 2022

Happy New Years Eve to all!  Hard to believe we're just about to jump into 2023, and as I reflect back on my year of travel I ended up with more time in the air than I thought possible.  

I ended up with just over 149k miles flown across 93 flights (134,589 BIS just on United!).  Quite an adventure and one that I'm grateful for including several trips overseas.  All of those miles means I circumnavigated the earth just over 6 times total.  With 20 airports visited, I definitely spent some quality time with TSA too.

Wishing everyone a safe New Years and successful travels in the year ahead! 

Thursday, December 29, 2022

end of 2022....

Bit under the weather this week, and thankfully I was at home so I wouldn't be contagious to anyone else.  Hope everyone is staying safe.

The mess of Southwest Airlines scheduling continues to persist though it appears most will return to normal by the weekend.  

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Kickoff of Holiday Travel?

Good morning!  I'm on my way back east and wanted to share a quick update.  It appears holiday travel has kicked off!  Lines at security for Terminal 2 SFO were significant though moving steadily.  If you're planning any travel this weekend or through the upcoming week, be sure to build in some extra time for bag checks and TSA.  PreCheck was busy though not as full as primary security.  

Safe travels to all!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Hilton 1Q 2023 Promotion - Double Points

Hilton released information on the first promotion of 2023 - Double points and brand bonuses!

I wish this would have been triple points but it's not awful for planned stays.

Don't forget to sign up!

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Hyatt/AA Instant Status Pass

Has anyone else received an email from American about the Instant Status Pass partnership with Hyatt?  I received the email and invite to participate, and with some shifted travel this month decided to register. 

Instant Platinum Pro status on American helps for a number of reasons, mainly for seat selection.  The possibility of upgrades is also included though I tend to keep my expectations low for those given the high number of elites flying these days.  

I'm not sure I'll be able to fly enough to get points and requalify, but I'm happy to have the options for the next few months of travel I have planned.