Empty Nester Miles

Points, Miles and Travel
for the Young at Heart

Recent Blog Posts

  • Great Award Flights Hiding in Plain Sight – ANA to South-East Asia

    In 2018, my wife and I enjoyed a fantastic trip to South-East Asia. We flew Delta from Atlanta to Hong Kong via Seattle in business class for 80,000 Delta SkyMiles per person (which sounds like an impossible deal these days). After a couple of nights in Hong Kong using points and a free night certificate […]

  • Owning a Piece of a 747

    Yesterday I received my replacement Delta Reserve Business card made from a retired Delta 747. It’s quite a conversation piece, although I don’t often carry this card. I only use it to hit my spending requirements for Delta status (through some manufactured spending) and I also use the annual companion ticket. This new card is […]

  • Elite Status Planning for 2023

    It’s June 2022, so why am I thinking about 2023 elite status? In order to achieve elite status in some programs, it will require a certain level of spend or stays in 2022. Let’s recap my current elite status: Airlines: Delta Platinum Medallion – the good news here is that as long as I spend […]

3 thoughts on “Empty Nester Miles

  1. Great presentation at Rotary today. Walked away educated. Please add me to your list serve and if you could flip me the FB page link I’d appreciate it. Thank you and again nice job!


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