Bits ‘n Pieces for September 5, 2012

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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. Only a Conde Nast writer would think she “beat” Ryanair by going out any buying a $79 reversible travel vest. And then she spends 8 euros on coffee and a breakfast sandwich. Seems like she should have just bought a cheap ticket on Aer Lingus.

  2. Yea, like we need to hear about how to get past ryan air staff “security.” If your smart you know what to do, the less we hear of this the better off we are. Its like the trick, we really don’t want to get this word out.
    Also, like what fool would buy that stale, nasty coffee, ops I mean great coffee, buy it up it keeps the fares low. Ryan air looks at items sold and revenue made per flight not passengers flown to determine successful routes. This is why Bergamo is a hub.

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