Hi everyone, I'm guessing when people join, you're all wondering about where we fly, where we live, what program we use, etc., so I'll throw mine out there. Home base is MSY and most of my trips are to LHR and LGW, although I get a reasonable amount of stateside airtime. I've been sticking with AA and reached gold last year; I'm on track to hit platinum this year if I squeeze in one of these "mileage runs" I keep hearing about. I've been pretty happy with AA so far, although the BA return flights have the most horrendous food. I always remember to eat first before that flight. The biggest pain of travel is my very limited home airport; flying anywhere is almost a guarantee of a layover, although they do help add some extra EQMs. I'm reading through the forum and learning the lingo, so I figured I'd register and say hello. I fly enough to be considered a regular flyer, and it's about time I learned how to maximize my travel by mingling with seasoned pros. If you have any favorite routes out or through MSY, feel free to share. I'm always looking for somewhere new to go.