Friday, January 4, 2013

So far, yet only so near

Miles

I flew an amazing (perhaps appalling) number of miles last year, as shown by the summary on the right. This doesn’t include the various bits on Aer Lingus, EasyJet, RyanAir, and United that weren’t eligible for Delta / KLM credit.

The sad bit is that I missed Diamond by only 153 miles: a hop across the Channel by commuter plane instead of Eurostar or Ferry.  It doesn’t actually mean much: there are few benefits to being top-tier (free SkyClub, but no bump up to business on TransAtlantic flights).  And the excess 50,000 miles above Platinum roll over so that I start 2013 with a pre-fattened account.

PhilipsburgThe goal this year, though, is to get the big business exit and retire to St. Maartens.  The secret to life isn’t found in airmiles.

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