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Sep-Oct 2015 American Airlines Executive Platinum Challenge trips

American Airlines Executive Platinum Challenge with three trips to Europe
Sep-Oct 2015

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  1. My fantastic American AAdvantage elite fast-track offer (June 22, 2015)
  2. Cost of flying 30,000 AAdvantage flight miles
  3. Thoughts on my AAdvantage Executive Platinum challenge
  4. Nested tickets for more AAdvantage EQM California to Scandinavia
  5. Staying in the Alps with Best Western, Choice, IHG and Wyndham points.
  6. AAdvantage Executive Platinum Challenge 39,294 EQM booked for $1,583
  7. American Airlines Executive Platinum Challenge routing ticketed and six intra-Europe flight choices
  8. Oneworld American-British Airways Scandinavia to California under $400 round trip fares
  9. Loyalty Traveler strategy for low cost flights to European airports
  10. What $385 in Choice Privileges points bought me in Europe
  11. How much did I spend for ten IHG reward nights in Europe?
  12. Go for EQM or EQP? American AAdvantage ExPlat Fast-Track
  13. AAdvantage Executive Platinum 30K Challenge – Day 1 California to Dusseldorf 5,956 EQM
  14. My account has been upgraded to AAdvantage Gold after 6,000 EQM this week
  15. AAdvantage Elite Challenge – Day 9 – Platinum after 13,205 EQM
  16. American AAdvantage Executive Platinum challenge–Day 17–19,221 EQM
  17. American AAdvantage Executive Platinum challenge–Day 20–25,668 EQM
  18. AAdvantage ExPlat fast-track diary Day 22
  19. AAdvantage ExPlat fast-track Diary Day 26 – Ready, Set, Go to London and Paris
  20. Bags and stuff I traveled with to Europe
  21. First Confirmed Upgrade as AAdvantage Executive Platinum
  22. AAdvantage Executive Platinum Diary Day 35 – the nightmare ends or is just beginning?
Malmo, Sweden (AA ExPlat challenge Europe Trip 1)

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  1. First impressions of Malmo, Sweden
  2. Humanitarianism is the serious side of Sweden
  3. Sweden 2.8 beer is great at Scandinavian average prices
  4. Clarion Collection Hotel Temperance Malmo, Sweden food alone worth 8,000 points
Brno, Czech Republic (AA ExPlat challenge Europe Trip 1)

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  1. Impressions of Brno, Czech Republic
  2. Moravian Karst caves near Brno and why you will never see a tour like this in the USA
  3. Price of travel in Brno, Czech Republic
  4. Outside looking in Brno, Czech Republic
  5. Holiday Inn Brno, Czech Republic
  6. Student Agency cheap bus travel in and out of Czech Republic

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Bergen, Norway and Harstad in Arctic Norway (AA ExPlat challenge Europe Trip 2)

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  1. Get high with the locals in Bergen, Norway
  2. AAdvantage Elite Challenge – Day 9 – Platinum after 13,205 EQM
  3. Rain forecast for Arctic Norway trip this week
  4. Oslo Airport Never Odd or Even
  5. 68.8° N in Harstad, Norway
  6. American AAdvantage Executive Platinum challenge–Day 17–19,221 EQM
  7. Clarion Collection Hotel No 13 Bergen with dinner at Hotel Oleana
  8. Clarion Collection Hotel Arcticus Harstad, Norway
  9. Arctic Norway and whales
  10. Clarion Bergen Airport modern style
  11. American AAdvantage Executive Platinum challenge–Day 20–25,668 EQM

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Hotel Arcticus, Clarion Collection – Harstad, Norway

London (AA ExPlat challenge Europe Trips 2 and 3)

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  1. Battered by rain in Battersea London
  2. Tiny Room Comfort Inn Westminster London
  3. Back in LHR British Airways lounge
  4. AAdvantage ExPlat fast-track diary Day 22
  5. AAdvantage ExPlat fast-track Diary Day 26 – Ready, Set, Go to London and Paris
  6. Hilton London Heathrow Terminal 4
  7. Feeling lucky punk? Definitely not in LHR Terminal 4 Security
Paris and Clermont-Ferrand, France (AA ExPlat challenge Europe Trip 3)

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  1. Feeling Paris under full moonlight
  2. Liberté and free nights in Paris
  3. InterContinental Le Grand Hotel, a storied institution of Paris
  4. Price of food and beer in France
  5. Cheap RoissyBus Transportation Paris CDG to Paris Opera
  6. Paris Orly by Air France bus
  7. Feeling connected to Paris, City of Light (post-Paris terrorist attacks)
  8. Clermont-Ferrand impressions are authentic France
  9. Streets of medieval Montferrand
  10. Holiday Inn Clermont-Ferrand France PointBreaks extended stay
  11. You can call me Reeshard
  12. Necessary to improvise in France today
  13. Normally I would not kiss and tell, but when in Lyon

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Geneva, Switzerland (AA ExPlat challenge Europe Trip 3)
  1. InterContinental Geneva has the views
  2. Flying Swiss Airlines Geneva to Copenhagen

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Copenhagen, Denmark Oct 2015 (AA ExPlat challenge Europe Trip 3)
  1. You may find yourself traveling to Copenhagen Airport. Part 1 – Are you experienced?
  2. Copenhagen Get Your Mind Together then come on across
  3. Copenhagen on the waterfront
  4. Freewheelin’ Copenhagen Dealin’

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