About Gary Leff

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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The Los Angeles

Jul 02 2002

The Los Angeles Times fronts news this morning that U.S. bombs in Afghanistan may have hit a wedding party. More Room Throughout Coach first noted the phenomenon way back on May 28th. You hear it here first!

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The DC police are frighteningly

The DC police are frighteningly incompetent. First, it took them a year to find Chandra Levy’s body. Then, it turned out last month that they didn’t even pick up all of her body parts. Now the Washington Post reports that cops may have vandalized the crime scene. Must be that their $300 million budget is too small.

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It’s the start of a

It’s the start of a new quarter! Hilton HHonors members get 1,000 bonus points for updating their profile (changing fax number, email, etc.). This works twice per quarter. To do it twice in a row, just make sure that you log out after the first attempt and then log back in. You’ll be able to do it again October 1st. (Earn 8,000 points per year this way.)

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Refer a friend

Refer a friend to Delta and earn miles. 500 miles for each referral that signs up for Delta’s frequent flier program. What’s more, they’ll each get 1000 free miles with their first Delta flight. Earn a maximum of 2,500 miles this way.

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A 16 year-old

A 16 year-old Georgia girl is sentenced to boot camp for having sex with her boyfriend under an “anti-fornication law” which forbids sex outside of marriage. In an unrelated development, a Sunday school teacher is sentenced for suggesting a boy write “What Would Jesus Do?” on his penis to ward off temptation. Thanks to Instapundit.

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More underage drinking

More underage drinking for the Bush daughters. I think this begs the question: why is it illegal for a 20 year old to drink? When I was a kindergartener, we used to sing a song that we most certainly didn’t understand: Marijuana, marijuana, PCP, PCP. Rockefeller makes it, Jimmy Carter takes it. Why can’t we? Why can’t we? If it’s alright for the powerful, why not for the rest of us? I don’t see any DC cops busting down the doors of the White House or the Crawford, Texas ranch to arrest Jenna and Barbara Bush. Nor should they — and not just because they’re hot.

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