I tried for another retention bonus on my Citi Professional card without success. I was short on available credit with Cit as evidenced by my $2000 approvals last week on the two new Citi AA cards. As there was no thank you point retention offer, I just closed the account and now have more available credit for the future.
London This Saturday
This quickie mileage run will net me 8000 Elite Qualifying miles for a two day trip. I’m using a free ticket I got last year to get to the starting point of Chicago.
The fare itself was $251 all in for the round trip and I have secured seat 21J on the 777 configuration for all segments.
Upgrades will be sketchy as it is a low fare bucket, but I’ll try all the tricks including a BMI Gold upgrade voucher as it is a codeshare with BMI, flash my 1K card, and try to use a SWU for an op up at the gate.
All three techniques should yield absolutely nothing at the gate but I’ll give myself an “A” for the effort. Seat 21J has crew rest seats in front and extra legroom. I’ll need it for the trip, but my Ipod, computer and the inflight movie will keep me occupied. I doubt I’ll even go through immigration in LHR and just stay transit for my 6 hours.
Now, United, how about matching that American Double EQM promo and allowing previously purchased tickets to apply?
Half Price Books Until March 31st
If you are travelling this year to a covered city, now is the time to buy. Check the Entertainment book out for savings.