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Next Stop – Platinum Medallion (A Word on Why I Won’t Carry Delta Points’ Luggage)

OK, I’m kidding about carrying Delta Points‘ luggage, even if he does have a bit of the big head about hitting Diamond Medallion since he did ask me to carry his bags for him when we were on the same flight earlier this week. Hey, he really was kidding. 😀 That said, I’m not kidding about Platinum Medallion. I posted recently about my quest for maximizing Delta MQMs now that I have relocated to Atlanta. Let’s look at my situation. I live in Atlanta. I fly outside the country once per year, on average. (Ships don’t count) MrsMJ accompanies me on less than 25 percent of my flights. I live in Atlanta. About Atlanta. Hey, this is Delta’s home and…

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Checked in With Lufthansa

We arrived at the airport very early. Just before 3PM. Our flight is at 6:45PM. First note….it really doesn’t take very long to travel from our home to the Atlanta Airport (ATL) during non-rush hour. We were the third group of 2 checked in for LH 445. Waiting in the F queue, the agent working that was getting set up. No issue. Within about a second, we were called down to the coach queue for check in before any other passengers were processed in the coach line. For what it’s worth, in Atlanta, the First Class check in queue is the Star Gold line, and the Business queue is the Star Silver line. From presenting our passports at check in,…

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Uber Worked Well For Me

I have just begun a 3 day business trip that started around 11am today. I went into the office early to take care of some things, and then departed for the airport from there. I normally take rail transit to the airport, but I’ve been itching to give Uber a try, having downloaded the iPhone app many weeks ago, but not yet using it. I was running late anyway, so this was an ideal opportunity. I clicked on the app, entered my address on the map, and found that a car was 12 minutes away. Perfect! I finalized everything, and with that, my car was ordered. I really like that the app shows the position of your assigned vehicle on…

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Mixed Emotions – It’s Hard Stepping Down to “Just” Gold

Yes, I know. First world problem. What the heck am I talking about? My first real stay as a Starwood Gold after one year plus of Starwood Platinum. I’ve made more than a handful of stays at this particular hotel, and I don’t believe I’ve ever been placed below floor 20. This stay – 10th floor. Yes, I know….first world problem. Other than that, the stay has been just as any other. Desk staff – polite and welcoming. Lobby bar staff – awesome as ever. Only other difference – WiFi not complimentary in the room (unless you make the right benefit choice). Good thing I always travel with a Verizon 4G MiFi nowadays, huh? I was offered a choice of…

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Time to Go Home

Another Friday at the airport, another opportunity to be glad to go home. As much as I love to travel, I think I love traveling home more. This one was a week where I got some stuff done, just not anything I’d planned on (hoped for). Had a great stay at the W Atlanta – Midtown, and I will work on my review over the weekend. Should post Monday. I’ll be back in 3 weeks, and I thought about staying in Midtown again, but Buckhead has kind of grown on me, so it’s back to the W Atlanta – Buckhead next time. Anyways, coming up: More on my new flirtation with US Airways Dividend Miles A word about needing to…

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