One Woman Who Deserves a Place in Aviation History and Another Who Attacked a Flight Attendant, Plus the Most Important Meal of the Day and Where I Really Want to Go

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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. Re: Breakfast

    You know, I think the they’re right that breakfast is the most important meal of the day *at* a hotel.

    For one, a vast majority of the time, hotels screw it up by giving you something completely unmemorable. The few that are (I’m looking at you Plaza Athenee BKK) you don’t forget.

    Second, hotels do not have competition on the “gourmet breakfast” front outside of the hotel. So breakfast is their meal to get right or screw up, and customers remember.

    Dinner, OTOH, is a much more competitive meal outside the hotel. If a hotel has a subpar dining options, it doesn’t matter because I can just go elsewhere.

  2. Gary,
    Links to the WSJ (Four Seasons story) require you to have a subscription to read it. Could you post links to free sites?

  3. Thank you for the great story on the woman who flew around the world and then was forgotten. What an incredible person!

  4. Gary – Thanks for sharing the story about Jerrie Mock. The 50th anniversary falls on April 17th coinciding with the Dallas FTU. I would be nice to do something for her?

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