Badges? We do need $#@^&*% badges.

OK, for those of you out there counting, we’re up to four badges so far. For movie buffs, you’ll remember this line from the movie The Treasure of the Sierra Madre where Humphrey Bogart says, “Badges? We ain’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badges!” or the condensed version of the same line in Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles movie.

As it turns out, we really do need badges!

Getting the Rubdown at Dinner

OK, this is a mileage run, right? Well, looking at this picture tells you it is not your standard mileage run. Answer me this. When is the last time on a mileage run that you had a massage on the turn around? I never have, but here we are at the Lufthansa/Star Alliance dinner and there’s three masseuse on duty giving massages to all the guests. You think the line is long at the elite check-in at SFO? Well, this place was packed all night long for the weary—day one was not going out without a few pleasant surprises.

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