oh how we frequent fliers love our airline status. we’ve been known to do semi-crazy things to get it and keep it. doug pagitt’s been silver with northwest for years. but this year he was one good trip away from gold. so he found a cheap flight to san diego from minneapolis. landed last night at 11-something. i picked him up and we headed home to the hot tub. then we got up early to take him back to the airport for his flight home. mission accomplished, and a nice chance to get caught up on life!