Get $400, a Big Step for the 787, Vacation on the Cheap, and What Happens to Dead Passengers? (Bits ‘n Pieces for May 29, 2014)

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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. For the $400 easy giveaway: An awesome travel experience is boarding the plane, heading for a middle seat in the back, when the agent hands you a new boarding pass for First Class due to your elite airline membership level. Bottom line, It pays to be loyal and read newsworthy travel blogs. (Just had this upgrade event on my flight fm HNL to SFO!). Aloha.

  2. If it’s an American flight I am sure they would charge his frequent flyer account for the upgrade……….lest he try to sell his miles prior to death……

  3. Only had once a dead passenger on the flight. Was LH from MUC to PEK and I was in F. The passenger was in Y and had an in flight emergency and we landed in Moscow. By the time we landed the passenger was dead, Russian doctor came on board and also local police. We took off (with the dead passenger) about 2 hours after we landed.
    They did leave the passenger in Y and sat the Doctor (a passenger) that tried to help into F and I talked to him briefly.

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