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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. We just won’t show my wife that video, we have 6 TK flights on our upcoming summer vacation.

  2. Hi Gary, random question: 4 days ago I redeemed 90k AA mi in first class one-way AUH-LAX nonstop on Etihad. My AA account shows the itinerary and a record locator, but is showing that the reservation is “on request”. I assume this is because the ticket is with AA partner Etihad, but what would explain such a long delay to ticket? The outbound SFO-Lhr-Auh F award (thru AA) on Etihad ticketed in a matter of hours. I made the return reservation on a Thursday so perhaps the weekend delayed things, but what do you think is going on? Any advice other than waiting?

  3. @Marc you don’t say how far out the travel is, they do prioritize based on close-in bookings, and there’s been lots of weather disruptions in Texas so that can delay things. But if things aren’t ticketed come the morning I’d give American a call.

  4. The free avios link is not working (I hope there is a way that you can fix it as I would like some free Avios).

  5. In-terms of saying better I think to many things that are better than Selfie Stick Pro.

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