Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I'm a Millionaire

With my flight over to Amsterdam, I've reached one million program miles on American Airlines Aadvantage (frequent flyer) program. I would normally say something like, "my million miles and a token will get me on the subway", meaning that it really doesn't mean anything - and there is some truth to that. At the end of the day it just means I spend a lot of time on planes.

However, those miles mean a lot to me, as I use them for other travel that we would not otherwise be able to afford. Of those 1,000,000+ miles, I have about 330,000 remaining. That means that I have used over 600,000 of them on flights. One family vacation to New York for everyone, 125K miles. Weekend get aways with the kids this summer, 100K miles. Occasional trips for Angie to meet me at various destinations, more miles. Tickets for family to come visit, more miles. All well spent, very well spent.
In fact, on business travel, particularly problem travel where weather, cancellations, delays, security, etc. are dragging me down, I can usually pick myself up thinking about how I can use those miles.
In addition to the above, I'm thinking about Angie and I getting away to Montreal later this year, or perhaps our European second honeymoon next Spring...or our invasion of all things Mickey in the imminent future.
What I am NOT looking forward to is spending miles on two tickets for my fellow Littlest competitors. Not that I don't want to see them, it would just mean I lost.
Good thing it isn't over yet.


Angie said...

Now that sounds much nicer!

Michele said...

Now just out of curiousity....what does Angie mean when she said " now that sounds much nicer"? Was she referring to where you want to take her? trip to disney with the kids? or maybe not that you dont want to see me and Marc, but that means you will have lost? hmmmmm very curious!!
Let me know. LOL
PS- do ya remember the " Very Curious " remark and who originated it? LOL

Michele said...

PPS- I LOVE your wife !! Glad she is my sister in law!!!

Anonymous said...

Very curious- Roger Zahab, Scott's violin teacher years ago, right? Bonus points to Marc.

Michele said...

LOL you remembered his name too! He had crazy hair if I remember him correctly. Too funny..... He also said " Scott that was an odd note " LOL

Scott Lessard said...

I have no recollection of what the hell you are talking about.

Hmmmm. Very curious.

Actually, remembering his name is incredible. I wouldn't have in a million years. His hair is short now.


Michele said...

That is too funny. I have always thought of him when hearing the words odd or curious. I was very impressed Marc also remembered his name, but I usually remember things or people like that. He looks much better with short hair now too!