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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Re the nick kroll sketch: if I were that girl, a guy telling me he redeems his points at 1 cpp would be the biggest turn off ever. Blech.

  2. Nice 1987 memories…but they left out the pay with quarters tvs that were stationed throughout the concourses. And I seem to remember a lot more plane viewing stops on roads very near the ends of runways…those were the days when you’d lay on the hood of your car and watch the planes glide just above you.

  3. Regarding the 1987 article, they left out how the airlines didn’t care who was on the ticket – just that you had that paper ticket in hand. Before 9/11, we bought some frequent flyer tickets from someone from USA Today classifieds with their name on them. We just used carry ones then (when the airlines didn’t really care about limiting them because baggage was free).

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