Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Fly Day

We were up at a reasonable time this morning and got to the airport (FLL) in good time, despite waiting 20 minutes for the drawbridge at the coastal waterway.

TSA Pre-check worked well for us yet again and we're sitting at the gate in the C concourse of Terminal 1 awaiting our first flight, which is predicted to be 15 minutes late at the moment.

We again should have ample connecting time in Newark, so we're not concerned. A bonus: FLL has free Internet and our devices connected automatically; we didn't even have to sign up.

Our flight day looks like this: FLL-EWR-SEA. At that point Brian should join Kathy in the ranks of United 1Ks for one more year. Incidentally, 2014 will be our final year as 1Ks since UA has imposed from 2014 onward a minimum "spend" of $10,000 in basic ticket prices (not including taxes) along with 100,000 miles of flying to reach 1K.


  1. Congratulations! That's a lot of miles that have taken you to some fascinating places! Well done!

    1. The new United counts our total miles on all Star Alliance airlines as a bit over 1.6 million - that's our current "lifetime total" UA miles. We've probably flown a couple of hundred thousand on other carriers so it totals up to a few times around the world for sure.