Sunday, January 10, 2021

Infrequent Flyer

After reading about Bryan Kelly, "The Man Who Turned Credit Card Points Into an Empire" (NYT), I remembered my only foray into points chasing. Back when Southwest Airlines opened a new location in Los Angeles (can't remember which one), a $40 RT flight from Oakland earned a free RT flight anywhere they flew. Every Wednesday, for three weeks, I'd fly to LA, get off, get back in line for the next one, then turn around and do it again, and home in time for dinner. Ah, life as a freelancer. The first Wednesday, my entire household joined in. My priorities were straight; I ended up with six  or eight RTs, used as gifts to the folks or back and forths to glorious Indiana.