• 2016 Flights in Review

    by  • January 1, 2017 • Credit Cards, Luxury Airline Travel, Luxury Hotel, Miles & Points, Travel • 0 Comments

    What a year. Even with two road trips, one from Baltimore to Kiawah Island and back, and one from Chicago to Iowa City and back, I flew nearly 45,000 miles. The only flights purchased on cash fares were:

    • Baltimore to Indianapolis (about $150) on Southwest
    • Johannesburg, South Africa to Cape Town, South Africa (about $100) on South African Airways

    All other flights were made with points. Taxes totaled a few hundred dollars. Most flights on Southwest included a free ticket thanks to NSPwife’s Companion Pass. My flight back from San Luis Obispo was cancelled due to mechanical issues, so everyone was given a voucher for $200.

    Overall another great year – primarily due to Alaskan Airlines miles courtesy of Bank of America.

    2016 Flights

    2016 Flights – courtesy of gcmap.com

    Top 10 List:

    1. First Class BWI>SFO with wine tasting in SFO Centurion Lounge
    2. Companion Pass for 2 International Destinations: Aruba & Costa Rica
    3. Dom and 1986 Bordeaux in Emirates First
    4. First Class MIA>SJO for four of us with MIA Centurion Lounge
    5. Al Maha in the UAE, take two
    6. Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica
    7. Qatar Business Lounge in Doha
    8. South Africa; all of it
    9. El Silencio Lodge & Spa in Costa Rica
    10. Showering on Emirates – twice

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