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7 Hours of Travel, 2 Hours on the Ground: Worth It for the Rewards Points

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Updated: Oct 13, 2018 11:18 AM EDT

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7 Hours of Travel, 2 Hours on the Ground: Worth It for the Rewards Points
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On the shortest day of 2017, a day with less than eight hours of daylight available in my corner of the Northern Hemisphere, I squandered any opportunity I had to soak up some vitamin D, choosing instead to sit in planes and airports. I was a woman on a mission. An inane, pathetic mission, but a mission nonetheless.

Three weeks earlier, I had decided to fly from Baltimore to Providence, R.I., have lunch with a friend, then return home in time for dinner. Projected time on planes: two hours, 30 minutes. Projected time in airports: three hours. Projected time in cabs to and from airports: 70 minutes. Estimated time in Providence, not counting airport or taxi: two hours, 20 minutes. And that was if nothing went wrong - a big "if" four days before Christmas.

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