I am completely new to this forum. Signed up a week ago, and have spent all available time reading up on trick-its, learning the jargon etc. Not quite there, yet, though. I'm still super puzzled about using the ita matrix, dumping fuel etc - but I'll get there. I've been massively scared about flying all my life, and had my first flight 2 years ago when my fiancee starting studying in the US - and had to. Since then, I've gone from massive panic attacks and black outs, aborting at the gate over severe fears and mild panic to now loving to fly and not being able to get enough of it. I can tell you great stories about being arrested in JFK for suspicious behavior, getting petty-upgrades on BA to first class (FA's can't handle a 2 meter tall man crying) etc. For now, I've had 50 take-offs in 2 years. I've reached silver at SAS quite fast (flying out ofCPH), but now I will not be able to reach gold with in deadline (March '12) on pure miles (due to financial constraints - 2 first class flights to JFK would help a lot.) (Started focusing my flights for miles quite late, and have just recently gotten SAS-credit card etc). However, if I do 7 extra SAS-flights before March, I'll reach gold on my number of flights alone. I've tried using the ITA-matrix to find a cheap initiary just flying me around Scandinavia for a day checking out lounges, but have come up short. Can anyone give me some guidance? Basicly, I'm looking for 7 qualifying SAS-flight out of CPH any day in February, potentially with a stop-over somewhere. Completely flexible, however looking for the best price. Had the idea, that it would be best luck to go through the SAS-hubs, but I'm starting to wonder whether this is the best idea? Something like CPH-ARN-OSL-TXL STOP TXL-OSL-ARN-CPH as I would have friends in Berlin to visit on a stop-over. Any ideas mostly appreciated!