Miscellaneous trip preparation

I got my United Red Carpet club card in the mail today, which is sooner than the 3-4 weeks they said it would take. I also called United Mileage Plus Visa to find out why I was never credited for some bonus miles I was supposed to get. I appears to be a system error and I was told I would be credited on my next statement.

I noticed that my name of the boarding pass for the cruise didn’t match my passport name (Jamie Rubin on the former versus Jamie Todd Rubin on the latter). I thought they had to match exactly so I updated my profile with my middle name but it still wasn’t printing with my middle name. So I called the cruise line. They explained that they had my middle name on the list that they use to check names against and that I didn’t have anything to worry about.

So a few more items are checked off. I still have a fairly extensive list of things to go.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.