I am being a snob today as I fly in Delta Business Elite from Shanghai-Detroit-New York LGA, first posting about Choice Benefits, now about Million Miler status. I just want to clear out my Delta folder as I move on and try to line up an appropriate time for an United 1k Challenge.
I got my 1 Million Miler the day Delta gutted many of their partner relationships. The gift is a choice of luggage from Hartmann or Tumi, and jewelry from Tiffany & Co. Hartmann luggage looks really old, and some of the pieces are those ultra-wide garment rollers that are favored by women executives who take people out at the ankles as they roar through airports. Tumi is generic show-off, like carrying a LV purse. My wife did not me want to think she can be bought off from my travel so wanted nothing of what the jewelry would symbolize. So, I sought out Hans Mast for advice on my first Amazon sale.
I did find the tax aspect of the terms interesting:
I am curious of what unites this collection of countries. Are countries like China excluded because they do not charge duties or because of other considerations? I am tempted to try having my gift shipped to one of these countries at random.