Man Earns 422 Million Points, 20% Off Paid First Class, and What the Numbers Say About Airline Safety

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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. IMHO, a man who can easily spend US $36 million on a ceramic cup usually might not care if he can earn points/miles on his purchase. Centurion card is more like a symbol of status. Once you get your financial freedom, you may also take the points/miles for granted or at least won’t care them as much as you do now 😛

  2. Looks like he bought a ceramic cup AKA he laundered a lot of money — excuse me, skirted the currency restriction laws — with the help of Sotheby’s and the Amex Centurion card…I don’t doubt that both the miles & the cup were a trivial consideration by comparison with the amount of money he’s trying to move out of China. If the Chinese close that loophole they’ve got a slamdunk case against the dude so he’d better have a few airline tickets on hold…

  3. LMFAO! You think a man who have that much spending on his card cares about freaking AMEX points?

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