What’s the Point?

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Today my little family of three flew to Kansas City (on miles) to see Little C’s grandparents and to go and cheer for the Kansas City Chiefs!  I just can’t get over what a good traveler C was.  Even though she was tired and not feeling well, she really did amazingly well once she got settled in her seat.  She even passed out for 2/3 of the flight shortly after take-off.  She can’t get enough of airplanes and it makes me so excited.  We also used the FAA approved CARES Harness today (graciously given to me to try by the Kids Fly Safe company) for the first time during the flight, and it really was pretty neat!  If you have a young traveler, I highly recommend you check it out.  I plan to write a more detailed account of my experiences using it tomorrow  – and launch a giveaway so that one of you can have one to use as well!

I’ll share more of my travel experiences on this trip in another post, but today I just wanted to capture a moment in time to remind myself why I chase all of these miles and points.

Here is C and her Kansas Grandparents strolling down the 18th and Vine District in Kansas City.  They are reunited for a weekend of football, fun, and togetherness.  I give total credit to miles and points for making it possible.  Despite being states apart, Grandma and Grandpa aren’t just pictures in a frame.  They are real people that she knows and loves.  That’s the point.  Oh, and “Go Chiefs”!

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  1. what a GREAT pic of grands with little C.
    We are Grands with on ein Manhattan and go every 6 weeks…they do travel alot and i was wondering about this air place item- i dont see a price or a way to order..pls advise. and thanks for your great blogs……
    Karen
    houston, tx

  2. A quick-tip on the CARES…don’t forget to remove it from the seat after the flight! In the post-flight confusion of a waking a sleeping child, we left it attached and didn’t remember until just after security. American Airlines ground staff was no help in recovering it. I have my suspicions, someone in Hollywood puts one up on Craigslist every few weeks or so.
    We’re hoping to have enough saved for a new one for our Xmas flights.

  3. That’s a cute picture! Looking forward to becoming a grandfather and being with my grandchildren.. Have a long way to go since I’m 21. 😀

  4. Awesome post. Have you taken the Frontier nonstop HOU-MCI yet? They are a transfer partner of AmEx, I wondered how Frontier’s flights were and how long it took for AmEx to transfer to Frontier.

  5. Nice mention of the KC Chiefs in your post. Unfortunately, another poor showing. Hope you guys enjoyed the stadium experience at least!!
    A fellow Chiefs fan from Frisco.

  6. @karen, that is so great you are able to visit your grandkids every six weeks. The harness retails for $74.95 and here is the website: http://www.kidsflysafe.com/

    @goheerow, thanks!

    @Tim, oh that is horrible! I hope you can get one in time for your Christmas flights as well. Maybe you can win the one I am giving away!

    @Rick, thanks. 🙂

    @Jimgotkp, ha ha. Being a parent is pretty fun, too!

    @MJL, I almost bought a ticket when they were having a crazy sale a few weeks ago, but we have not done that Frontier route yet. Unless there is another great sale, we might not since HOU isn’t the airport most convenient for us….you never know though! As far as AMEX transfers – I haven’t ever transferred to Frontier, but Amex Membership Rewards points pretty much transfer instantly.

    @JC, you’re telling me! It was still fun though – Arrowhead is a great place to see a game.

  7. Too bad there isn’t a flying harness for adults. I could use one to keep me from rolling forward and sideways in my seat when I sleep!

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