There are many days I read an article from Minneapolis or Memphis and think about the impact on us as flyers. But a business as big as our airline affects the lives of so many who work and live in these cities. So some of this week’s headlines have me thinking about more than upgrades, free flights and points (OK not for the whole day, but at least for a little while).
- Could Pinnacle airlines move its corporate office from MEM to MSP?
- Has anyone noticed the price of oil is under $90 per barrel. Not to say you should buy Delta stock as it has been lower lately on earnings warnings but lower oil helps our airline!
- Speaking of oil, now Delta has even more employees to negotiate with.
- OK so this one is not really Delta but I find it interesting what levels of alcohol airlines consider to be acceptable to fly.
- MSP and LGA are getting a bunch of iPad for us to use – 2500 of them!
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend off. I am spending my day thinking about my next round. My and Lisa’s March/April rounds spend are just about complete and the points are all posting or will post by month end. Unless something really big comes along, my next round will be mid-July and then Lisa in mid-August time frame.
I am also looking forward this summer to a family reunion, flying on 25k low level Delta flights, staying at Four Points by Sheraton hotel on Starpoints and a Hampton Inn along the way on HHonors points and a car rental not yet booked. I may use a few free days from Hertz points from e-Rewards redemption. Also, I used 15,000+$5.00 Avois points to fly my Dad up from MIA (what a great value for these BA points) and I have my weekend getaway in Cleveland at the Intercontinental on 5k Priority Club PointBreaks nights. Even I am stunned just how much you can do on points for free or almost free.
How are your summer plans shaping up? Do you have a round on the way soon? Flying anywhere fun or doing a “stay-cation” on points nearby? Let’s do this. For a chance to win the last HP LAPTOP backpack I have and a ultra-kool DeltaPoints luggage tag, tell me what you have planned for the summer for a chance to win (I will hold the drawing tomorrow Sunday at NOON btw)! – Rene