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If you are new to frequent flyer miles and you have none, but you’ve heard that they are the best way to travel for pennies for all your travel needs, this is the place for you.
This is a blog about using frequent flier miles and other methods to travel for free or extremely cheap, often in first class.
Start by reading Travel for Pennies with Miles
Pretty cool, huh? The main way to earn miles is through credit card sign ups. I offer free consultations about what credit cards you should get to make your travel goals and travel fantasies a reality. Get your free consultation now.
Skill Level: Beginner
Maybe you’ve read a few blog posts or stumbled around FlyerTalk. You want to get it, but you’re not sure how to start. You’re in an enviable position. You are about to learn how to fly practically free all around the world, often in flying beds at the front of the plane.
You should read my beginners’ series, Free First Class Next Month.
The main way to earn miles is through credit card sign ups. I offer free consultations about what credit cards you should get to make your travel goals and travel fantasies a reality. Get your free consultation now.
Check out the MileValue YouTube Page for tutorials on using your miles.
And here are a list of some of my best posts:
Free Oneways on United Awards is my most viewed post of all time. As far as I know, it’s the first post to explain how to add a free oneway to any international award (or award to Hawaii) that uses United miles.
The United-award free oneway is especially awesome because it can be enjoyed even by people who are based at tiny regional airports, and it can go more places than an American Airlines free oneway.
The Five Cardinal Rules… is a must read if you want to take advantage of the well-known but poorly-understood free oneway available on American Airlines awards. In it, you’ll see a link to my first post about free oneways on AA awards that you might also want to click.
I’ve put dozens of posts in the Anatomy of an Award category. They show step-by-step the process of conceiving and booking actual awards I’ve booked for myself or through my Award Booking Service.
The details of the award booking are in this Anatomy of an Award post.
This is the cheapest way to get hotels, and it’s a simple, repeatable trick that is well within the rules of the Priority Club program.
I was born in Hawaii, and I go back about once a year, so I compiled the cheapest ways to get to Hawaii.
And to know which currencies to focus on collecting, you’ll want to read my one-of-a-kind valuation series on the following currencies:
- US Airways Dividend Miles
- United Mileage Plus
- American Airlines AAdvantage
- British Airways Avios
- Southwest Rapid Rewards
- Delta SkyMiles
In general, no matter your skill level, you should check back daily to keep growing your skills and to be part of a community of people who all want you to fly for free.