December 9th, 2005

Atacama

How to get to Japan, Australia, South America, or Europe for $587.85

1. Sign up for a United Mileage Plus account.

2. Sign up for a Mileage Plus VISA card.

3. Sign up for Ameniti [a worthless travel club] for $500 and make sure to use your United Visa card.

4. Wait twelve weeks. At this point, you should have 70,500 United miles in your account - enough for a free ticket to Australia [or Asia, or New Zealand, or pretty much anywhere in the world save for Africa, the Middle East, or Central Asia].

Tempting!