In my experience, last minute trips are the product of a sales deal that needs to close for business or an emergency in someone’s personal life. I’ve had my fair share of days when I was a sales engineer where my week Read full post »
To a certain degree, there are some clear winners for the best cities to live in/near if you love points and miles. In no particular order here are my favorites: New York Washington, D.C. Los Angeles San Francisco Chicago Boston Seattle Cities Read full post »
The more things change, the more things stay the same — at least when it comes to the “New” American Airlines. Although the airline has completely merged frequent flyer programs, loyalty status tiers and reservation systems, certain aspects of the old US Read full post »
We spend a lot of time focusing on how to reduce the costs of travel by using frequent flier miles and hotel points here, but if you are flexible on where you would like to travel and are okay with flying in Read full post »
Getting American Airlines Executive Platinum status in a little over a month; sounds easy enough, right? Last week I finished up an itinerary that took me to Beijing six times. I wanted to share some of my experiences, along with some advice if Read full post »
The Mileage Run forum on FlyerTalk proves mileage runs and mistake fares are real! But do people actually do this? Does it make sense? Do you have to be insane to do it? And what about mistake fares where we see prices Read full post »
The definition of a pure mileage run varies slightly but generally it is defined as getting from point A to point B for the sole purpose of earning frequent flier miles for the least amount of money possible. I’d like to purpose Read full post »
It was a busy Friday at the Frugal Travel Guy blog with our segment on mileage running nationwide with over 4 million viewers on NBC’s Today Show … and on Sunday night’s NBC Nightly News with almost 9 million viewers. I also Read full post »
Funny thing about that title is that Sara (my better half) actually ran a 5k this morning. Me, on the other hand, am on another mileage run. Last month it was Delta to Istanbul, and today it is American from New York Read full post »
Recently I spent a weekend flying half way around the world … spending just under 20 hours visiting Istanbul, Turkey, netted enough air time to re-qualify for Delta Diamond Medallion status, and due to bonuses, I ended up with just over 35,000 Read full post »
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