Bits ‘n Pieces for January 8, 2013

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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. I won’t miss them at all
    However I couldnt stop wondering how widespread the accounting fraud is in the industry and how much more we end up paying for redemption and elsewhere

  2. Flying to SYD via DXB is INSANE as a strategy. It’s more than TWICE as far LAX-SYD non-stop.

  3. @FrequentMiler – it seems to me that one probably would, since the flights book into the same class regardless of who issues the award (my guess is that they just are allowing those booking classes to count towards status, no restriction on tickets being issued by VIrgin Australia)

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