25k or 50k United Miles For Buying a Mercedes

This might be the most useless offer I’ve ever received. On top of not being able to afford the monthly payment on a C-Class, nevermind a $90,000+ S-Class, having a car in Manhattan is pointless. Plus, 50k miles won’t even get you halfway to Europe in business-class anymore. Sigh. Lotto, come to me, baby. Rich folks…

Double Miles on United until November 21, 2013

United just sent out an email stating that all travel purchased for and traveled by November 21, 2013 in the continental U.S. is eligible for double miles. This is good news for people who haven’t bought Thanksgiving plane tickets, but not for frequent fliers looking to achieve status with United, as the T&C’s state that:…

Paris-Bangkok-Koh Samui-Hong Kong-Tokyo-Seattle. One Vacation. 13 days. (Part 2 of 2)

The goal of this blog is to show how a regular person with a job can afford to jet set on a grand level. Well, time to prove, as I showed in Part 1. In this post, I will detail exactly the miles, points and dollars required for my next vacation. 1) Lufthansa Business-Class: New…

Paris-Bangkok-Koh Samui-Hong Kong-Tokyo-Seattle. One Vacation. 13 days. (Part 1 of 2)

What’s your dream vacation? No, five days at Tranquility Base doesn’t count – the Moon would be be a scientific expedition. Same with Antarctica. Atlantis isn’t real and while I’m sure drinking Moet in the Gardens of Babylon would be super, those plants have ceased to be anything but topsoil. So, we are stuck with…