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I’ve added a new page to the top of Meet Up. It’s designed to increase the community nature of MileValue by facilitating meeting me in person socially or to talk shop. It will be regularly updated with my travel plans, so if I’m coming to your area we can discuss routing rules or you can have me evangelize about frequent flier miles or free oneways to a group who would be interested in hearing about that.

Here’s what it says now:

If you’re a reader, and we’re in the same area, why are we not talking miles face-to-face?

If you have a group of travelers who’d like to learn more about frequent flier miles, I’d love to speak to them.

If you want to show me a delicious (and cheap) restaurant in your area, I’d love to eat there.

If you want to grab a drink and swap travel stories or talk about the vagaries of award routing rules, I’m game.

If you want to set me up on a blind date with your niece, you must not like your niece very much!

Below is a list of where I’ll be, so you can contact me if our paths will cross. It also serves as a convenient list of times to rob my apartment; you’ll score a few huge maps. If not otherwise listed, I’m in Los Angeles, where the offer still stands.

Tampa May 24 – 30

Paris May 30 – June 6

Poland June 6 – 14

Ukraine June 14 – 19

Oahu July 18 – August 1

Tampa August 30 – September 1

Pittsburgh September 1 – 3

Chicago October 11 – 14

New Zealand January 2 – 12

Sydney January 12 – 16

Cairns January 16 – 19

Melbourne January 19 – 23

Tampa February 6 – 10

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