Weekly Summary

Sunday Summary: $399 Google Earth Pro For Free, Review of Etihad’s First Apartment, Better Than First Class Athlete’s Plane, Delta Cannot Keep Up, And More!

First Apartment
Written by Charlie

Welcome back to the Sunday Summary, the post that looks at all the other posts from the week. If you have missed something on the blog this week, you can find it here now!

An Empty Mileage Account After Several Years Of Loyalty

I wrote this post even before the news that Delta had pulled their award charts as I had just finished emptying my Delta account after years of loyalty. Find out why I did that in this post.

Great Deal: Bowflex Gyms Up To $310 Off

If you wanted to setup a nice home gym, especially in a smaller area, this could have been the deal for you! It has ended now but keep checking back for more deals!

The Athlete’s Plane – Better Than First Class

Many people get into miles and points with the goal of one day being able to fly in first class, mostly international first class. Well, this conceptual design for an Athlete’s Plane beats even international first class silly!

Miss Out On Selecting Nights With Your IHG Promo? Still Time!

IHG has been running some of the better promos lately, but it seems their IT department just cannot keep up. If you have been unable to select your free nights from the last promo, there is still time to do it now!

Get The $399 Google Earth Pro For Free!

The $399 subscription fee for Google Earth Pro has now been waived and this high quality program for world-viewing is now yours for free! Find out here how to download it.

Review: Etihad First Apartment Class

I had the chance to fly the vaunted Etihad First Apartment recently and it was everything I had thought it would be – and more! Check out the photos of this new, luxury cabin and my thoughts on the space.

Good News For American Airlines and US Airways Awards

Getting good news from airlines is always a good thing. This good news has to do with the booking fees on one airline and the ability to book awards on another.

Proposal To Jack Up Airline Fees – As Much As $15 Extra For Domestic Tickets

Last year, it was the TSA fees that were jacked up, this year the government wants to go after the airport fees of your ticket. And they could go up $15 on a domestic itinerary!

Stretch Your United Miles More With Discounted Awards!

United is back with their official sale on awards across the board. It is nice to see that this will last for tickets booked through the end of the year, but you must book by the end of this month!

AA/US Buy Miles Stackable Promos – Is It A Good Deal?

Ending tomorrow, there is a stackable bonus of sorts available when purchasing miles from both AA and US. But, are they good deals? Check out the breakdown and analysis in this post.

Can American Airlines Carry The Chicago Cubs To A World Series?

The Chicago Cubs have turned their back on the hometown airline (United) to the airline that wants to be Chicago’s hometown airline (American). With this change in airline sponsors, could AA carry Chicago to a World Series? If a goat can keep them from it, why can’t an airline bring them to it? 🙂

Races Requiring Doctor Approvals For Running?

Is this something we may deal with on a broader scale going forward? Two recent international marathons required medical approvals before allowing packets to be picked up.

Delta Messes Up So Bad, They Cannot Even Keep Up

Well, it’s official. Delta has messed up their own award system so bad that they have gotten tired of defending and keeping track, so they just went ahead and pulled their award charts. No more knowing how many miles you will need to save to redeem at low level for some future trip. Very unfriendly move by Delta.

Is The Voice Of Frequent Flyers Loud Enough?

With Delta’s unfriendly removal of the award chart, customers are angry. What can be done about it and will it have any affect?

A Great Way To Explore A City

I love exploring new cities and this simple trick will help you be able to explore some city yourself in a brand new way!


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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.