Even better, I'm using miles to pay for my flight... and since it's cross-country, I'd prefer to not do coach (Visiting Rebecca last year ruined me on long flights in coach), so I did all the research I could online to buy a discount ticket for Business class. ("discount" meaning 40K miles round trip, as opposed to the usual 60K for business, or even the 80K for first.) I couldn't find anything that fit my schedule, so I figured "well, maybe the wonderful people on the phone can do some magic.
I think I'm going to call from now on! It cost me an extra $10 to talk to a human being, but the upshot is that I ended up with FIRST CLASS, ROUND TRIP tickets for the SAME PRICE as a discount business class seat! I'M SO FUCKING STOKED IT'S CRAZY!
YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY!
Pictures from the trip will undoubtedly come soon :)