Giveaway: Two United Club Lounge Passes!!!

 

I meant to start this giveaway before Christmas but I got busy! So in the spirit of the Christmas season I am going to giveaway TWO (2) United Club Lounge passes that don’t expire until June 30,2016!!! I am going to give one pass away to a lucky blog commenter. And I am going to give another pass away to a lucky Twitter follower!!!  So TWO (2) separate winners each receiving ONE (1) United Club Lounge pass.  So to have a shot to win:

  • Leave a comment on the blog telling me what your favorite gift was this holiday season.

OR

  • Follow me on Twitter AND simply retweet my giveaway tweet (my most recent tweet)!!!!

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I will be selecting the two winners randomly!!! This contest will end on New Years day (Jan 1st 2015) at 9PM central time.  I will mail these out within 48 hours to the two winners! I am only mailing these to  USA addresses.  Thanks for reading and good luck!

 

-pointspinnacle


 

Trip Report: Atlanta Anniversary 2014 (part 2) W Atlanta Buckhead

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AirTran Milwaukee (MKE)-Atlanta (ATL)
W Atlanta Buckhead
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W Atlanta Buckhead

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Exterior signage outside the W Atlanta Buckhead

Atlanta has a lot of choices as far as hotels go.  We have typically stayed in either Buckhead or Dunwoody.  This time we chose Buckhead due to its MARTA stop being so close to several hotels.   The W and the Westin are right across the street and in the past we have stayed at the Mansion on Peachtree which is now the Mandarin Oriental.  The W Buckhead had a good rate and we haven’t yet stayed there so I decided to give it a try. Continue reading

Trip Report: Atlanta Anniversary 2014 (part 1) AirTran MKE-ATL

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AirTran Milwaukee (MKE)-Atlanta (ATL)
W Atlanta Buckhead
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AirTran Milwaukee (MKE)-Atlanta (ATL)

With our anniversary coming up and our Southwest Companion Pass expiring we decided to get out of town for the weekend.  We had to make this a quick weekend trip as we are out of vacation days for the remainder of the year.  We hadn’t taken our annual visit to Atlanta to see our friends this year (2014) so we decided-Lets do it!

A Friday after work outbound and a late Sunday night inbound on AirTran was our plans.  We packed our carryons Thursday night and brought them to work with us on Friday.  After work we stopped at one of the MKE airport park and rides ($7 a night).  We were then dropped of at the departures area and at the Southwest checkin counter quickly.  Our seats weren’t together which can often be the case when redeeming Southwest points on AirTran operated flights. So we went to the counter in hopes of getting two seats together. The checkin agent was great and asked if we wanted the exit row, YES!  With two exit row boarding passes we were on our way through security with little lines. We found our gate and waited. I grabbed some Aunt Annies pretzels for us while waiting.

We had zone one for boarding so we were one of the first on our plane, a Boeing 727 or 717 (I forget).  I love the exit rows on AirTran partly because Continue reading