Oh, please! I was so excited when we got a notice in the mail that we had 150,000 FREE miles for travel. As it turns out, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. We live here in Arizona, Phoenix to be precise and it’s HOT as hell right now. I know today is the first day of summer, but that’s on the calendar. In reality in Phoenix it started about 2 months ago. The temperature here is in the 3 digits, hovering about 107 every day, so a respite is in order.
My son decided he was thinking of taking a jaunt to NYC and our old neighborhood of Rutherford, NJ if he could wrangle it from his father. Well, the timing was serendipitous. So, as I was talking about it with him, reminiscing about the old neighborhood, I decided I should go, too. The GREEN trees, moist air, to see good old friends sounded so good, I needed to pack my bags and hop on the plane. My husband organized it through his administrative assistant at work and before we could blink, the deal was done. But is it really free? Hell no!
Remember those commercials with the guy whose name is PEGGY in Russia or some faraway country talking with some poor bloke on the phone trying to cash in his free miles and they are only worth 50 cents? It’s kind of like that. . . even though we had 150,000 FREE miles and it’s only 4,500 miles round-trip Newark to Phoenix it cost 100,000 miles and $200.00 for the 2 round-trip tickets and we still have to pay $25 for our luggage. Thank You, Peggy. This is Continental. I don’t know what other airlines are like, but I’m sure they are all similar. Such a deal, NO?! I guess it’s true when we all joke that nothing is FREE! Happy FLYING!
(C) Written by Evelyn Garone 6/2011