Weekly Recap: August 19/26

weekly-recap_thumb.gifIn my excitement for traveling for fun instead of work I never scheduled my post for last week so here’s a double-up

August 19th: an unintentional segment run week.

Monday: I flew CLT-DTW-AZO.  I was working hard on the Marriott Megabonus so I stayed at the Fairfield Inn while my coworker stayed at the FourPoints down the road.  He’s a Hilton guy and forgot there is a Hampton Inn in AZO.  For dinner Yelp made it sound like Rustica was the best bet and it was very good.

Grilled Caesar Salad

Grilled Caesar Salad

Bouillabaisse

 

Tuesday: We needed to fly from AZO to GFK…well really I needed to be in Bemidji but the airfare gods were not making that book out at all so AZO-DTW-MSP-GFK it is! Eventually made it to the Hampton Inn in Bemidji.  It’s very nice with a lodge type feel and great views of the lake.  It also has a DoubleTree being built right next to it for those who want a full service property.  Overall the Hampton was definitely a place I’d like to revisit during peak summer months.  It has an indoor pool so if the weather is crappy even kiddos can have fun.

Wednesday: Another night at the Hampton Inn.  Ate dinner next door at the Green Mill.  It’s a chain, but not a chain I have in Charlotte.  I had the Jerkin Mango Walleye

Jerkin Mango Walleye

Jerkin Mango Walleye

Thursday: Flew home GFK-MSP-CLT.  The upgrade didn’t clear MSP-CLT which is odd because my upgrades on Mondays to Atlanta have started clearing…

Friday:  Work from Home

August 26th

Monday: CLT-ATL-PIT (upgraded CLT-ATL).  

Tuesday: PIT-DTW-CLT – no upgrades 

Wednesday: Work from home day to get things squared away for vacation

Thursday:  Vacation (flew to Panama on an award ticket.  35,000 United miles and $67.00 in taxes for Economy)

Friday: Vacation

Status Update:

Delta: 11 MQS –  79 MQS/60,XXX MQM I guess I’ll qualify on miles before I qualify on segments for Platinum, but this should be my first year at Platinum.
US Airways: 48 PQS/39,XXX PQM
American Airlines: 5 EQS /3,XXX EQM
Hilton: 1 stay/ 2 nights – 32 Stays/46 Nights
Marriott: 1 Night – 54 nights total
Avis: 7 rentals
Hertz: 1 rental