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The Best of Million Mile Secrets – May 2013

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Here’s what I consider the most interesting and useful posts in May 2013.

1.   Use your miles the way YOU want to use them.  And don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.

Vena's Last Lessons

Use Your Miles the Way YOU Want to Use Them

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Star MegaDo 5 Tickets on Sale

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Tickets for Star MegaDo 5 go on sale at noon CST today!  Star MegaDo is a chartered Air Canada Airbus A321 flight from Toronto to Tucson, Arizona to San Francisco.  You can find lots more information on the official MegaDo website.

Star MegaDO 5

Star MegaDO 5

Like all Mega DOs (as in big party or get together) there will be lots of socializing and tours of a Rimowa factory, meeting executives from Air Canada and lots more.

The Mega Do is from October 22nd to October 25th and you can find more information on this MilePoint thread.  Million Mile Secrets is helping sponsor the event, but I won’t be able to attend, though I did attend StarMegaDo 3. Continue reading

Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Raffle for Flight in American Airlines’ Oldest Surviving Aircraft

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The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund (a tax-exempt IRS 501 (c)3 charity) honors the late United pilot, Captain Jason Dahl.  He was the captain of United Flight 93 which crashed into a field and not into its intended target on September 11, 2001.  And just as Captain Dahl worked to qualify and train United pilots, his scholarship provides tuition for students to attend flight school.

Via Captain Denny, The Scholarship Fund is raffling off a chance to ride in a 1929 Stinson Tri-Motor aircraft - American Airlines’ oldest surviving aircraft!  The winner will be able to invite one guest to join them on June 1, 2013 at the Anoka County Airport, near MinneapolisWinners must provide their own transportation to/from the Anoka County airport.

Here are some photos that FlyerTalk member Pat89339 was kind enough to post.  And here’s a blog post from last year’s winner.

Jason Dahl Scholarship

1929 Stinson Tri-Motor

To enter the raffle just make a donation via paypal to the scholarship fund between now and 11:59 PM EDT on May 10, 2013.  To be eligible, please ensure you note that the donation is for the FlyerTalk raffle. Continue reading

Car Service to Frequent Traveler University in DC for $45 1-Way or $80 Round Trip

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Frequent Traveler University is just 1 weekend away!

Do it For The Points has put together a guide on how to get from Washington Reagan or Dulles airport to the Hilton in Tyson’s Corner.  But the most convenient way to get there is either to rent a car or take a taxi.

Cheap Transfers to FTU - DC

Cheap Transfers to FTU – DC

Million Mile Secrets reader, Titan Limousine is also a sponsor of Frequent Traveler University and has some great offers for private car service from the airports to the hotel.  I usually don’t like paying extra for car service, but these flat rates are virtually similar to what a taxi would cost.

  • Washington Dulles or Reagan transfers are $45 one-way or $80 round-trip
  • Baltimore transfers are $100 one way or $180 round trip

This price is all inclusive with gratuity, fuel surcharge and service fees. This is a flat rate per car (with no extra charges for additional passengers) so you can book a car and share it with other folks to save money!

I’ve never used Titan Limousine, so I don’t have personal experience to share.  But they are attending & sponsoring Frequent Traveler University, so they have to be good!

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The Best of Million Mile Secrets – March 2013

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Here’s a new monthly series which highlights what I consider the most interesting and useful posts of the month.

1.   My most important post of the month.   You HAVE to read this if you earn your miles and points via credit cards!

2.   The Priority Club PointsBreak list is out up to June 30, 2013.   PointsBreak hotels are a great deal because you can get a hotel room on the list for only 5,000 Priority Club points or $35.

Priority Club Hotels for 5,000 Points!

Priority Club Hotels for 5,000 Points!

3.   What are the best gas credit cards?  And does it really matter? Continue reading