And the winner of the 25,000 SPG points is…

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been running a giveaway for 25,000 SPG points courtesy of the Starwood American Express. The giveaway was through Twitter, and you could enter once per day. Anyway, the winner of the giveaway was @THERESAPISELLI, and s/he has been contacted with instructions on how to claim the prize. Thanks…

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So, I flew AirTran…

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Naturally my day could only go downhill, after my (unintentional) “high” of clearing security in a space suit and taking my pants off in the Admirals Club. I made it to Atlanta, where I headed for the “C” concourse for my AirTran flight back home. First of all, you’ve gotta love AirTran’s boarding passes, which look…

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Attending the SPG AmEx Screening of “Mansome” at the Tribeca Film Festival

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Win 25,000 SPG points from the Starwood American Express! Review: Sheraton Tribeca New York Attending the SPG AmEx Screening of “Mansome” at the Tribeca Film Festival Full disclosure: My lodging and transportation were paid for by the Starwood American Express for this trip. American Express sponsors several major events like the US Open, Tribeca Film…

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Photo #389

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It’s time for a reader photo. Thanks to snic for sending in this one. Correct Answer: Winner: If you’d like your photo featured, please email it to me at onemileatatime@hotmail.com, along with the correct answer.

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First video of Lufthansa’s new business class

Back in March Lufthansa formally unveiled the details of their new business class product, which was long overdue. While it was supposed to premier on the 748 that Lufthansa is in the process of taking delivery of, they’ve already outfitted one of their Airbus 330s with the new business class product. While it’s by no…

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Only in Japan…

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Japan’s service culture has to be the most interesting in the world. For one, it’s the only place where they apologize to you for a free upgrade. But during my recent trip to Japan there were a couple of other uniquely Japanese service experiences I have to share, both good and bad. Let’s start with…

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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles added as US Membership Rewards transfer partner

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I love the timing of this. Just yesterday I posted my analysis of what credit card points with the three “major” programs are worth, and included the following in the section about American Express Membership Rewards: I sure hope they’re talking to either Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan or US Airways Dividend Miles for a potential…

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How does Westin define “Heavenly Beds?”

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I’m a bit confused, and I’m wondering if I’m the only one. One of the reasons I love Westin hotels is because they have Heavenly Beds. I realize bed preferences vary based on the part of the world you’re in (Beds in Asia are consistently firm, in my experience), so for me Heavenly Beds are…

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