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so as it turns out there is a forum for everything, and mileage run is a real thing. star alliance gold status gets me 1st class check-in, 3 free checked bags, and lounge access (senator, here in germany) while flying economy. to me that is worth a lot. even in purely monetary terms, i probably save about 15 - 30 euros in drinks, food and publications every time i'm in an airport, about 100 euros once every 3 or four times i fly on the baggage allowance, and 150-250 when...
somebody post that "this shit just got real" meme.
what is it they say about money not being able to buy class?guess they've been proven wrong.
he may have all sorts of balls, but those are nonetheless creepy images of a sartorial nature.
check in the mc waywn if you want to bum yourself out. this picture explains it all.
yes, these rules are very broadly written, and the upshot is that it is inconveniencing people whose tax contributions are either zero (like me) or not much (like everyone except very well-compensated or otherwise wealthy individual) for very little in return.like you, i do not see this as some sort of ominous power-grab by the federal government - there clearly is a problem with wealthy people using tax havens (and of course this is a tax dodge avenue available...
ah, thanks for the tip - i like the term "mileage run", it kind of implies a physical activity.
has anybody here ever booked an end-of-year long-haul flight just to avoid missing out on star alliance gold? i'm seriously thinking of booking a day-trip to singapore or something in december (and by day i mean probably around 3 days in all), but i can't shake the feeling that this is an outrageous thing to do.
it is a pain in the behind, but i have not had the feeling that the IRS is out to get me or anything.not yet, at least.
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