September 29, 2003
Guess Where I'm Going!

So I'm in a slight dilema. Granted, the world isn't going to end and it's not the seventh sign of the appocalypse, but it's still a dilema nonetheless.

Currently I'm a Gold member of American Airline's AAdvantage program. It's actually a pretty sweet program - Prefered seat bookings, 25% mileage bonus, possible 1st class upgrades (Example: Curacao), and pre-boarding on flights. If you care, this is the member manual. The only catch is that I'm nearing the end of a 3-month trial in which I had to try and earn enough 'points' to keep the membership through February 2005. After some web surfing and simple math, it looks like I'm going to be a few points short of keeping the membership.

It comes down to two choices: Either drop the membership entirely, or fly at least 1700 miles in the next two weeks.

I'd hate to do the former and let the membership die. It's kind of nice being able to board first and select exit row seats, especially since I use AA for all of my work-related flights. After typing this post, however, I'm kinda wondering if it's really worth the trouble to keep it.

On the other hand, I can make a trip out to Seattle next Saturday and fly back on a Red-Eye Sunday night for only $250!

Posted by Austin at September 29, 2003 04:44 PM

Hey! What are you going to be doing out here?

Posted by: Shawn on September 30, 2003 09:13 PM

Well, nothing planned yet... unless Janine lets me go. Then again, I did just buy tickets to the Cubs for next week, so we'll have to see how that works out.

Posted by: Austin on October 1, 2003 09:17 AM

What am I, the vacation natzi? Go! And take me with you!

Posted by: Janine on October 1, 2003 03:58 PM

Well, first I need to see how the Cubs do. THEN we'll see what happens...

Posted by: Austin on October 2, 2003 10:53 AM
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