“Kelly found points and miles as a child. One morning in 1996, his father, a health care consultant, came to him and said: ‘Hey, I have all these frequent-flier miles. If you can figure out how to use them, we’ll go somewhere.’ Kelly, age 13 — ‘closeted, gay, fabulous,’ by his own description — called the US Airways customer-service line, asked a few questions in his best adult voice, then hung up and told his parents, ‘OK, we’re going to the Cayman Islands!'” NYT: The Man Who Turned Credit-Card Points Into an Empire.

+ American is the latest airline to put limits on emotional support animals. (A little time away from my animals is usually all the emotional support I need.)