28093 Miles Later

Late last month, I made Alaska Airlines MVP. To make this membership level, I accrued over 25,000 miles on Alaska/Alaska Codeshare since January 1st. I currently sit at:

Activity Miles
Flown 28093
Bonus 3715
Parking 400
Total 32208

This entitles me to exciting things such as:

  •  Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades
  • Preferred Seating
  • Priority Boarding
  • Checked Baggage Fee Waiver

However, as I look at my status, I see that I also only have 19533 miles to Gold! And I think I might be able to make it. Here’s the forecast for the rest of the year thus far:

  • Return trip from Huntsville: 4022
  • Trip to San Diego: 2100
  • Trip to Maryland: 5820

That’s 11942 miles, 61% of the miles I need to get to Gold. The remaining 7591 miles could easily occur if I fly to Maryland and San Diego again, which is possible.

Non-work related, a round trip to Honolulu and back is only 5354 miles, so I would still need to travel San Diego again and even that would leave me a few hundred miles short.

If I do make Alaska MVP gold there still remains the fact that I would have flown over 50,000 miles this year, which is enough to miles to fly to Moscow (via Frankfurt) and back almost four times.


I’ve Been Everywhere, Man

This has been a heck of a week. I was in San Diego last Monday/Tuesday for a meeting, then got the call to go out to the East Coast for a week. I’ve been working about 12 hour days, but I’m finally at the airport ready to fly home. That will be nice.

Rachel and I are leaving for Bozeman Thursday night for a wedding that she’s in. There’s also a good chance that I could be heading back to San Diego early next week. And maybe back to the East Coast at least once more, if not twice, before the end of October.

We’re also flying out to Alabama at the end of September to go to Brian and Courtney’s wedding.

Did I mention we’re trying to do our own wedding planning too?