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Miles for Something Completely Different!

Old Oct 24, 11, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by alanh View Post
I see that I can get 44 US Airways miles for buying the Male Power Big Man Mesh Wonder Thong.
Sizes 1-4 XL only... Yikes !!!
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Old Oct 28, 11, 9:42 am
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For Anyone With a Teenager They Want to Send Far, Far Away!

Teenagers are ill tempered, sleep all day, and eat you out of house and home - so just how do you send these varmints packing without breaking the budget?

MIAT to the rescue!

Mongolian Airlines now has a 40% discount to haul your teenager from collection sites in Tokyo, Berlin, Osaka, Hong Kong, Moscow to Ulaanbaatar.

A parent's dream come true!
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Old Nov 10, 11, 8:05 am
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Painting for Miles

Over in Riga, Direct Paint Outlet wishes to inform you that you can now get 5 Baltic Airlines Miles now for every Lat spent on paint.

Please be advised that paint is considered a liquid and must be stored upright in your checked luggage on the return home from Latvia.
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Old Nov 11, 11, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by AlohaDaveKennedy View Post
Bangkok Airways wishes to inform you that you if you take a flight in your birth month you are entitled to receive a bonus 20 points!
I did that this year and it gave me enough points for a free domestic flight !
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Old Nov 11, 11, 1:35 pm
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something different

caught this today: http://boardingarea.com/blogs/flying...-pay-per-porn/
also talks about their pay toilets....so you have to hope the porn freaks wont have the only bathroom booked solid.....those cheeky brits!
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Old Nov 11, 11, 10:23 pm
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Earning miles by using a cashless in-flight pay toilet is an opportunity most of us would rather avoid, but when when ya gotta go, ya gotta go. Knowing Ryan this is going to be a pay-per-minute flight enhancement.

Originally Posted by wise2u View Post
caught this today: http://boardingarea.com/blogs/flying...-pay-per-porn/
also talks about their pay toilets....so you have to hope the porn freaks wont have the only bathroom booked solid.....those cheeky brits!
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Old Nov 16, 11, 7:41 pm
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The Other Shoe Has Finally Dropped!

For 55 Euros you will look downright snazzy in your AirBaltic Shoes while getting frequent flyer miles. These kicks are all the rage in Riga!

http://www.airbalticshop.com/en/shop...al-offers/3696
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Old Nov 29, 11, 8:06 am
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Talking As You Like It

AirBaltic has started a sale on bag and baggage!

Partnering with Samsonite, airBaltic is offering the perfect Christmas gift - an airBaltic branded suitcase you can take for free on an unlimited number of airBaltic flights during one calendar year as checked-in baggage.

The airBalticBag, checked-in version, is 48x67x27 cm, weighs 3.2 kg, has room for 16.8 kg of storage and costs EUR 181.

It can be purchased online at airBalticShop.com or in Travel Lounge in Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn or at the airBaltic ticket office in Riga airport.

This bag is just perfect for those contemplating an extended trip to Riga for a little Christmas root canal work since airBaltic is also offering discounts for Christmas season dental tourism.
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Old Dec 12, 11, 9:54 pm
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In the Market for a New Car?

AirBaltic is now selling cars aboard select flights. No, these are not matchbook models but real Mini Coopers.

Still awaiting a breakdown on the miles available for inflight car sales.

The cars run about 24 699.00 EUR.

Leasing is another option at 313.26 EUR per month.

Not sure at this point how you take these cars for a test drive, but I hear these cars are literally flying right off the lot.
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Old Dec 29, 11, 10:11 am
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A Dog Gone Way to Earn Miles

Short on miles for your next free trip? Grab ol' Fido and take him for a ride to earn an extra 300 points with Jet Blue's JetPaws Program. Just remember your pet has to weigh 20 pounds or less and fit under the seat.

http://www.jetblue.com/flying-on-jetblue/pets/about.asp
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Old Apr 24, 12, 5:55 am
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Take the Train!

But we're not talking Amtrak here...

If you purchase the Sevi Village with Train for 58.88 LVL you get 2,398 points now on AirBaltic.

http://shop.balticmiles.com/bmearn/p...1335267941378#

Where else can you own your own handmade private railroad and get miles to visit the sunny beaches of Latvia, too!
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Old Apr 29, 12, 12:30 pm
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American Airlines Rises to the Challenge!

On Jun 9, 2010 we reported AirBaltic's bowling for miles promotion.

Not to be outdone, American Airlines (AAdvantage Shopping) is now offering the 3 miles per dollar Bowing challenge at an AMF Bowling Center near you.

Go to AAdvantage Shopping www.aadvantageeshopping.comand and get your game on.
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Old May 25, 12, 5:43 pm
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Buying Mini Coopers for Miles

Been looking to buy a car for miles?

Earn 1 point for every $2 spent when you purchase a Mini Cooper at one of the Trivett group's dealerships.

Of course these are Qantas points and you have to pick the car up in Australia.
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Old Jun 12, 12, 7:38 am
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Buying Gold for Miles

Joyalukkas is offering stunning designs in Gold, Diamond, Precious Stones and Platinum.

Sindbad members will earn 1 Sindbad Mile for every USD $ 1.30 spent on Diamonds & Masaaki Pearl jewellery and 1 Sindbad Mile for every USD $ 3.00 spent on Gold & Precious Stone jewellery at all Joyalukkas outlets.

So get on over to Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar or the U A E. and present your Sindbad (Oman Air) Membership card when transacting at participating Joyalukkas outlets.

For more information, please visit www.joyalukkas.com
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Old Aug 10, 12, 9:25 pm
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Laundering Money for Miles

For you Pakistan International Awards + flyers, PIA and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) have teamed up to offer you a great value added product. The PIA SCB Co-Branded Credit Card is a unique credit card that enables SCB customers to earn A+ Miles against regular spending.

What kind of "regular spending" does Standard Chartered offer? Funny you asked:

(Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department and Federal Reserve were blindsided and angered by the decision of a New York banking regulator to launch an explosive attack on Standard Chartered Plc over $250 billion in alleged money laundering transactions tied to Iran, sources familiar with the situation said.

By going it alone through the order he issued on Monday, the head of the recently created New York State Department of Financial Services, Benjamin Lawsky, also complicates talks between the Treasury and London-based Standard Chartered to settle claims over the transactions, several of the sources said.

His action, which included releasing embarrassing communications and details of the bank's alleged defiance of U.S. sanctions, is rewriting the playbook on how foreign banks settle cases involving the processing of shadowy funds tied to sanctioned countries. In the past, such cases have usually been settled through negotiated settlements with public shaming kept to a minimum.

In his order, Lawsky said the bank's dealings exposed the U.S. banking system to terrorists, drug traffickers and corrupt states....
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