1. No checking bags ever.
  2. Tumi only.
  3. Join admirals club.
  4. Pick one airline and stick with it.
  5. Never use miles. Ever.
  6. Don't choose to fly direct if you can get extra segments. (make Dallas your hub)
  7. Get bose headphones.
  8. Take advil pm.
  9. 6am flights are the best chance for upgrades.
  10. Brag about your flying status.
  11. TSA pre-check.