How Much Should Frequent Flyer Balances Matter When Choosing a Date?

I was in the audience in Colorado Springs 15 years ago when frequent flyer guru Randy Petersen proposed to his then-girlfriend Julie Armstrong in front of an audience of loyalty program executives at the Freddie Awards.

That put an end to single days for a man who had once been American Woman‘s ‘bachelor of the month’ because his tens of millions of miles could take a woman anywhere.

Even in today’s devalued world frequent flyer miles are still sexy. It just takes more than half a million miles, especially in the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, to set hearts ablaze.

Don’t get me wrong, Qantas partners with Emirates which offers on board showers in first class on their Airbus A380 aircraft. And they do promote “Max. 2 occupants in shower” This past summer a woman redeemed miles for Emirates first class and posted ‘NSFW’ shower selfies on Reddit.

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. What happened to this story? Did you take it down?

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  2. Did you forget to finish this? It’s just four paragraphs of writing with no analysis and you don’t even answer your own question

  3. If you’re advertising your tangible assets you are setting yourself up to be taken advantage of. Maybe that’s all you have though.

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