Use Points for Timeshares and Vacation Rentals, and New Diplomatic Tours

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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. I had assumed that the lobster photo was taken with the owners permission (I imagined them having a fun chat while the TSA agent looked through his belongings). But I assumed wrong – they just take passenger items and take photos. What is wrong….

  2. If he expected his box of lobsters to be kosher then I’m afraid he’ll be sorely disappointed.

  3. @ Gary – the meetup in Houston is on July 5 (not February 5). Look forward to seeing you there!

  4. Your headline suggested you had found a way to use points for the pricey Diplotours. Apparently I misunderstood… but why did you mention them if you had nothing at all to say about them?

  5. “travel to places where U.S. diplomacy has made a difference” or what Foreign Service Officers refer to to as PCS and TDY travel.

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