Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

This year, just like the last two Thanksgivings, I am thankful for my readers. Without you, I might be in an office somewhere.

I will spend this Thanksgiving in Medellin, Colombia. Amazingly, I think it's my first Thanksgiving abroad.

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. My normal routine is to spend it in Virginia with my extended family. The cooks always say dinner will be at 2 PM, but it's more like 4 PM. I don't mind; it just gives me more time to get hungry.

Amazing Drone Footage of Mexico City Airport

How this only has 3,000 views is beyond me!

A drone was allowed by Mexico City airport authorities and airline pilots to fly over the airport and film taxis, take offs, and landings from a perspective I've never seen before.

Announcing Los Angeles MileValue Dinner Sunday 9/21

All 30 spots are full and there is a wait list for cancellations that is already 10+ deep, so no new RSVPs can be accepted. I love the great response, so I'll try to have more.

I'm excited to announce a MileValue dinner this Sunday, September 21, in Los Angeles (90006) at 6 PM. I chose an earlier start time, since it's a work night.

This is the first one in Los Angeles in eleven months, and I think the fourth LA dinner overall.

My Interview at Airline Miles Experts

Check out my interview at Airline Miles Experts.

It's short and gives some insight into me, the blog, and my travel mindset.

Deals Bloggers Have Killed and Will Kill

Yesterday I wrote about the death of the Guam-in-United-States mistake on the Avianca LifeMiles award chart. Until yesterday, we could book awards to Hawaii, Japan, or Guam for 12,500 miles or less than $200 each way.

I thought that Avianca finally realized their mistake after months of it being openly discussed online, but the real cause might have been a Department of Transportation complaint filed by a miles blogger.

Pay to Save on Your Big Vacation from The List TV ft. Me

A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by The List in Phoenix for a segment on using frequent flyer miles.

You can check out the interview here:


If you're in Phoenix, Tampa, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, West Palm, or Tulsa, you can watch The List every weeknight.

Just a Few Spots Remain for Saturday Night Dinner in Honolulu

Just a few spots remain for the dinner this Saturday, May 31 at 7 PM in Honolulu.

I’m very excited to announce the second MileValue dinner on Oahu on Saturday, May 31 at 7 PM at a Thai place town-side.

An unfortunately dark picture at the last dinner.

MileValue Was Down Twice in the Last Week!

MileValue has gone down twice in the last week.

The site was down for almost 48 hours starting last Wednesday because I screwed up while moving the site to a private server to keep up with growing readership.

Luckily a loyal reader helped get the site back up about 24 hours earlier than it otherwise would have been up. Check out @pcg on twitter. He's a wizard with WordPress and web hosting (and judging by his twitter handle, an early adopter of twitter.)

Yesterday, the site also went down for about 12 hours.

MileValue Meet Up in New York City Tomorrow Monday for Happy Hour

There will be a MileValue meet up tomorrow (2/17/14) at The Australian at 20 W 38th St in Manhattan from 5 PM to 8 PM.

I've wanted to hold a meet up in New York City for quite a long time. Unfortunately I will only be there from Monday through Thursday, so I can't hold a customary MileValue dinner. And I really apologize for not having my other plans set soon enough to give more than 24 hours notice.

But I hope everyone will be able to join me for Happy Hour at the Australian.

Announcing a MileValue Dinner in Honolulu on Saturday, January 25

I’m very excited to announce the first MileValue dinner since October on Saturday, January 25 at 7 PM on Oahu, either in Waikiki or Honolulu.

As a special treat, I've confirmed the attendance of Rene from Delta Points. Rene is the go-to expert on all things Delta from status, to the myriad credit card offerings, to redemptions, to aircraft, to getting bumped, to... you get the idea.

Delta and SkyTeam are major players from HNL.

Delta is well represented at HNL.