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Monthly Archives for May 2012.

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…

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

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

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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Only in Japan…

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

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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