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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Police: NFL Wide Receiver Was ‘In And Out Of Consciousness’ When Refusing To Deplane Flight

Nov 28 2022

Sidelined NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. (“OBJ”) was kicked off of American Airlines Miami – Los Angeles flight 1228 on Sunday after an altercation with a flight attendant over whether he was refusing to buckle his seatbelt.

According to police the free agent was “slipping in and out of consciousness.” The incident occurred after the plane had left the gate, and then returned. He refused to deplane. All of the aircraft’s passengers were offloaded, and he was taken off by police.

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How To Use The Citi Premier 80,000 Point Offer

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Nov 27 2022

Citibank is offering its biggest-ever initial bonus to earn 80,000 bonus points after $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. Earning on this $95 annual fee card is 3 points per dollar spent at restaurants; supermarkets; gas stations; air travel; and hotels. That’s a broad set of categories for triple points-earning.

The one time I know of that they made this same initial bonus offer before – last year – I appleid and was approved for the card. It was a big enough offer that I prioritized it.

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Singapore Airlines Business Class Awards Wide Open To Europe And Asia

Nov 27 2022

Singapore Airlines frequently makes plenty of award space available towards the end of its booking calendar. If you’re searching 9 or more months in advance you have a good shot at finding a plethora of options. Right now though their award availability is exceptional across several routes, both from the U.S. to Asia and also from the U.S. to Europe.

For instance, San Francisco – Singapore non-stop has the floodgates completely open between July and October, not just for the normal 2 passengers where you’ll frequently see space but for many more than that.

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The Seattle Airport Nazi Was Arrested, Will He Now Get Help?

Nov 27 2022

On November 20, a passenger at Seattle Tacoma International Airport’s gate D10 took advantage of the opportunity of a full flight of passengers to declare his allegiance to Adolf Hitler and plead for the start of a race war, yelling “sieg heil!” and “heil Hilter!” The man was arrested and held on psychiatric grounds.

Naturally the internet found him and doxxed him, but it turns out in a fairly sympathetic way.

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The Banality Of Inflight Credit Card Pitches

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Nov 26 2022

Only 14% of passengers on a given flight have an AAdvantage credit card. That’s a huge opportunity to grow the card portfolio. The people most likely to be interested in the American Airlines credit card are those already flying American Airlines. But when the announces are made on redeye flights, or before 8 a.m., that’s a huge tax on customers.

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