Bits ‘n Pieces for May 3, 2013

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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, 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. Aw, thanks. If you lived a little closer we could have all shared celebratory beignets. Any excused for something fried and covered in powdered sugar. 😉

  2. Regarding the tipping story, how would you ask for your money back if the agent pocketed the $100 and just gave you an “upgrade” to a corner room or something pathetic like that?

  3. Gary:
    Do you know if American is going to retire the 767-200’s, reconfigure them for two class service or reroute them of different routes? (JFK-MIA) My favorite plane. When deployed and no business class, coach advantage elites could set in business class. I will miss these planes

  4. Mentioning a lame useless blog like Mommy Points is a shame on an esteemed blog like yours, Gary.

  5. MommyPoints is one of several niche blogs that cater toward subsets of flyers – family flyers, new flyers, women flyers, etc. and etc. Definitely not lame in any way.

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