Walter P Chrysler Museum

In September, 2010, I spent a weekend in Detroit.  My friends wished me away, hoping I'd come back without a toe tag.  I actually had a very good trip, although the conditions in Detroit proper were quite alarming. I spent an afternoon at the Walter P Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills.  Truly, a splendid museum... Continue Reading →

Travelling to Canada (2)

The trip didn't go precisely as planned. There was no stop in South Carolina, Delaware or Pennsylvania.  Instead, my first overnight stop was in Statesville, NC.  I arrived early in the evening while the sun was still shining.  Took a small tour through town, which looks pleasant enough.  Stopped at a Mexican restaurant near the... Continue Reading →

Travelling to Canada

Time to leave the sunshine coast of Florida.  I've been here since early December, and usually leave late in March.  Unfortunately, Easter arrived so bloody early I got stuck here.  My travel day is set for Sunday, the 7th of April. My first stop will likely be at the Best Western in Bennettsville, South Carolina. ... Continue Reading →

Air Canada Fares

Air Canada advertises on their website "Air Canada Lowest Price Guarantee always at AirCanada.com An opportunity to check this out came today. There is a return flight in July from JFK - DUS via Air Canada available on Orbitz for $869.00 A quick check at the Air Canada website shows this same return trip, on... Continue Reading →

Frequent Flyer Follies – The End

The story is over.... I checked my Aeroplan account today, and my balance has made a considerable jump. There were two flights remaining from Egypt Air, dating back to September, which had never been credited to my account, despite my jumping through hoops providing proof.  My Aeroplan number was even on the boarding pass. I... Continue Reading →

Frequent Flyer Follies

The story continues... I contacted Aeroplan on 28th November.  Still little progress, but the agent (Mark) said all outstanding miles would be posted to my account by 12th December.  I'm skeptical, of course. Turned out I was correct.  I waited for the new year before contacting Aeroplan again.  This time, I'm told that Mark couldn't... Continue Reading →

Frequent Flyer Follies

Earlier this month, I went on a tour through Egypt, which encompassed seven flights.  All except two flights were booked through a travel agency.  Two airlines, EgyptAir and Air Canada were used, and all flights qualified for Aeroplan miles. The travel agency was provided with my Aeroplan number, but didn't provide it to the airlines. ... Continue Reading →

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