ok — so, with all my cancelled travel at the end of this calendar year (nywc and other trips), i’m going to end up being just barely shy of making my frequent flier status on united airlines this year. and, man, that frequent flier status sure has its perks, which i’d love to have for next year!
united is running this “double your qualifying miles” deal right now, through december 15. and i need about 7500 miles. that mean i need to fly somewhere that gets me at least 1825 miles one way (or a two-leg trip that adds up to that much), from san diego.
so here’s what i’m offering: i’ll come to consult with you or have lunch with you or, shoot, mow your freakin’ lawn for absolutely free, if you spring for my united round trip ticket and i can do it in one day (without an overnight). if you need me to stay a night (like, because you want me to speak in the evening to your youth group or women’s quilting club), i’ll do the same thing, but will offer an absurdly reduced honorarium off my normal rate.
unfortunately, this pretty much eliminates anyone on the west coast or anywhere west of the mississippi.
here are my available dates between now and the 15th:
this friday, december 4
this sunday, december 6
thursday, december 10
friday, december 11
saturday, december 12
sunday, december 13 (but i’d have to be back to SD by about 5pm)
monday, december 14
yeah, this is a bit nuts. but it could be fun! my email is mark[dot]oestreicher[at]gmail[dot]com.
update: i’m having dinner with a youth worker in newark, nj! yeah, baby. thanks to all who emailed!