Two Nights With Minky Woodcock

The Planning

Even considering a New York trip so close to my LA trip seemed crazy, but I had one big advantage going in.

I had been collecting Aeroplan points for over a decade, and had only cashed them in once, in 2007, to catch up with a Fringe tour of one of my shows in exotic Saskatoon. So I now had 11 years of points built up, from flights on any partner airline and fill-ups at participating gas stations, and learned that Air Canada was leaving the program. The only other airlines I knew offhand that worked with Aeroplan is United, and after a couple of Asia trips I’m really very quite done with United, so I needed to burn these points while the burning was good.

As it happens, I currently had enough points to get anywhere in North America. I had been considering putting them towards a birthday trip to Las Vegas, but I didn’t have enough for a full flights/hotel package, and also I hadn’t quite gotten around to asking anyone to come to Vegas with me, and birthday Vegas alone just seemed hopelessly sad.

So, hey, I had this play ticket in New York needing redeeming and a free(ish) flight to get there. A couple of visits to Air BnB and I was set to hit the last week of The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini’s run.

Next Page: Things get complicated

Author: danny_g

Danny G, your humble host and blogger, has been working in community theatre since 1996, travelling the globe on and off since 1980, and caring more about nerd stuff than he should since before he can remember. And now he shares all of that with you.

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