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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, 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. Spotted Billy Crystal outside an event in Santa Monica years ago. He was walking by himself, no entourage or even an assistant. I wonder if Mr. Crystal had known about the AA Five Star Service, that he would have used it, since skipping lines and being escorted around the airport could make you look like a jerk, something smarter celebrities may want to avoid.

  2. Stood behind Bill Nye in MSP before an early flight about 4 YO. He looked cranky enough to dissuade anyone from asking for a selfie. Perhaps it was the polar vortex outside (he was only wearing a light sportcoat).

    Also sat in the same row as the MN Governor and wife (he was middle seat and is 6’6″) on an MIA-MSP Delta flight in late 2008. To top it off, I was late for the flight (heard my name being announced in TSA line) and they held the plane as long as they could which lead to my walk of shame to seat 37F. Yep, Mr. and Mrs. Governor had to get out of their seats to let me in. We then sat with our knees touching the seats in front for the 3 hour flight.

    Good times.

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