The Trick Behind A Choice Of Meal On United Airlines

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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. […] Update: American AAdvantage miles can now be redeemed for JetBlue flights directly on (a few weeks ago availability became bookable by phone, but not yet via the website). This can be a good value in economy, but in Mint it’s not nearly as good of a value. Below you can find my original post from October 13, 2021. (Tip of the hat to View from the Wing) […]


  1. What date is that where you can still find LAX-JFK at 27.5k in J. I’m seeing 57.5k one way as the new normal.

  2. @Gary – I’d love to hear your thoughts on what would make an actual difference at Courtyard hotels.

  3. Revised fitness rooms make all the difference to me, that’s why I made the switch from Courtyard to Hilton Garden Inn a few years ago. Have fitness rooms with more than old garage sale (if even functional) equipment and I’d consider coming back.

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