It’s Not About The Journey – It’s About The Destination

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So last week I decided I would to go to Venice, Italy for a couple of days this week.  I used 60,000 US Airways Dividend Miles from the US Airways Premier World MasterCard, $53 in taxes and fees, $75 quick ticketing fee and a $50 award processing fee.  This is what I got:

Chicken or Pasta? I chose chicken. Eeeew.

Chicken or Pasta? I chose chicken. Eeeew.

Breakfast is served?!?

Breakfast is served?!?


The middle middle seat on the US Airways A330 for the 7 hour and 33 minute flight from PHL to VCE.

And shortly after arrival, I got this:


Piazza San Marco – aka St. Mark’s Square

Bottom Line:
So far on this trip there haven’t been lounge visits, business class seating or fancy hotels.  And you know what – that’s okay too, as sometimes it’s not about the journey, it’s about the destination. Ciao!


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  1. I agree! However, I do prefer to fly business class on the flight back since I tend to go back to work the next day upon arrival. I don’t mind flying economy class to the destination though!

  2. I tend to accumulate around 120k US Air miles per year. This means I get to chose between the following options:
    1) Fly Envoy class solo to Europe, once each year
    2) Fly coach with my wife to Europe, once each year
    3) Fly Envoy class with my wife, once every other year
    4) Having to actually PAY for a plane ticket occasionally

    I take option two every time. I’m not going to restrict myself to half the travel experiences just to get ~12 hours of extra comfort on the plane.

  3. Where did you start from? I would fly to Europe all the time if I lived on the east cast. I’m just not willing to do it from LAX for 11-12 hrs.

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