First off, I am a newb, so please be gentle with me. For you legacy members, I will say that I am at least clever enough to track down the FAQ for this forum and I've done a bit of preliminary research, so hopefully I am smart enough to hit my goal of DL diamond in 2013 without going broke and by using your tips I live in Knoxville and make frequent trips to NYC. I also make several trips to LAX a few times a year. I'd love to find ways to maximize my miles from TYS>NYC/LAX and I'd also love some pointers on random MRs that can earn me the most miles for the buck. Is there a secret to adding more stops to a scheduled trip? When I book, I always only get options for 1 layover in a major hub. Am I missing something? Any suggestions for my TYS-NYC runs? Should I bee looking to fly out of airports other than TYS, or can I find the deals I am looking for from my home airport? Any pointers on finding the best deals for leisure MRs? Thanks in advance and Happy New Year!