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2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – A Visit to the Rheinfall
2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – A Visit to the Rheinfall

2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – A Visit to the Rheinfall

Introduction I love waterfalls. Waterfalls are beautiful. Some, like Niagara Falls and the Rheinfall, are massive, powerful and majestic. They make great destinations for hikes or trips – you feel like you’ve accomplished something when you get there; they make…

AA Shutdowns – Observations on AA’s Response to the Borges v. AA DoT Complaint
AA Shutdowns – Observations on AA’s Response to the Borges v. AA DoT Complaint

AA Shutdowns – Observations on AA’s Response to the Borges v. AA DoT Complaint

Introduction One of the hottest topics in the points-and-miles world over the past few months has been American Airlines’ shutdowns of certain AAdvantage accounts related to acquisition of AA co-branded Citi credit cards. We’ve covered this topic in great detail…

2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Getting There (DFW AA Flagship Lounge; BA Biz Class; H+ Hotel Zurich)
2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Getting There (DFW AA Flagship Lounge; BA Biz Class; H+ Hotel Zurich)

2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Getting There (DFW AA Flagship Lounge; BA Biz Class; H+ Hotel Zurich)

Introduction To kick off the detailed articles in this trip report, we thought we’d combine 3 experiences into a single article about getting to Switzerland and getting settled. So, in this article we’ll provide mini-reports on (1) the DFW AA…

2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Our 12-Day Itinerary & How We Booked It
2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Our 12-Day Itinerary & How We Booked It

2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Our 12-Day Itinerary & How We Booked It

Introduction and Background As always when we begin a trip report with our itinerary, we like to provide a little background to give some context for the choices we made. The first important factor for this trip was the traveling…

2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Overview
2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Overview

2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Overview

Exactly 1 year ago, Middle Age Miles set out on a fantastic trip to Switzerland and France. We set up a trip report and published a couple of articles, but we never got around to completing the report. A few…

Another Trip-That-Wasn’t Report – Summertime in Spain (Catalonia) & Andorra – Our Itinerary & How We Booked
Another Trip-That-Wasn’t Report – Summertime in Spain (Catalonia) & Andorra – Our Itinerary & How We Booked

Another Trip-That-Wasn’t Report – Summertime in Spain (Catalonia) & Andorra – Our Itinerary & How We Booked

Introduction & Background This week, Philly and I were supposed to be in Barcelona, in the midst of a week-and-a-half trip to western Spain (Catalonia region) and Andorra. Accompanying us would have been Middle Age Miles daughter Maria and her…

Keep or Cancel – US Bank Altitude Reserve – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?
Keep or Cancel – US Bank Altitude Reserve – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?

Keep or Cancel – US Bank Altitude Reserve – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?

Executive Summary The $400 annual fee recently posted on my US Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite card (USB AR). We performed our usual review of the benefits of the card compared to the annual fee and made a retention call…

A Strategy to Convert Amex Airline Fee Credits to AA Travel Vouchers (Today & Tomorrow Only; May Be Risky)
A Strategy to Convert Amex Airline Fee Credits to AA Travel Vouchers (Today & Tomorrow Only; May Be Risky)

A Strategy to Convert Amex Airline Fee Credits to AA Travel Vouchers (Today & Tomorrow Only; May Be Risky)

Introduction Ever since the demise of the gift-card-purchase method in early 2019, it has become increasingly difficult to effectively use Amex airline fee credits. In 2020, this problem has become even more challenging due to coronavirus-related restrictions bringing air travel…

Hotel Review: Highline DoubleTree Vail (During Covid Times)
Hotel Review: Highline DoubleTree Vail (During Covid Times)

Hotel Review: Highline DoubleTree Vail (During Covid Times)

Introduction On our recent 2-night father-daughter getaway to Vail, Middle Age Miles daughter KB and I stayed at the Highline DoubleTree. The hard product at the hotel was solid, and we had a fine stay. We felt comfortable being at…

Mini Trip Report: A Road Trip to Colorado & 2 Father-Daughter Days in Vail
Mini Trip Report: A Road Trip to Colorado & 2 Father-Daughter Days in Vail

Mini Trip Report: A Road Trip to Colorado & 2 Father-Daughter Days in Vail

Introduction and Background With no international trips to report, and Philly and I rarely venturing beyond our local Kroger and Tom Thumb grocery stores, it was quite an adventure for us to travel to Colorado last week. We took a…