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Hey there, you’re reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here.

This is the thirtieth and final post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may include an action item that takes the reader another two minutes to complete. I am writing this for an audience of people who know nothing about frequent flier miles, and my goal is that by the end, you know enough to fly for free anywhere you want to go.

You did it! You passed Miles Collecting 101. You should now have the basic tools to accrue millions of miles through credit card sign up bonuses mainly, but also credit card retention bonuses, online shopping, dining, flying cheap paid fares, and many other ways. I really hope you’ve enjoyed reading this series; the positive feedback I’ve gotten has been gratifying.

So what’s next?

Your mileage education is never complete. There’s always something more you can learn, so check back daily at this blog. Hopefully you now have the basics down and can understand a few of the more complicated posts. You should also be checking flyertalk’s forums daily to keep abreast of the daily developments in the world of miles’ promotions.

Keep up with your new hobby, and maybe I’ll see you at the front of the plane in the flying bed across the aisle from mine. It’s your turn to enjoy Free First Class Next Month This Month.

Here is a link to every post in the series in case you missed one.

  1. Free First Class Next Month: A Beginner’s Guide to Free Travel
  2. Free First Class Next Month: Signing Up for Loyalty Programs
  3. Free First Class Next Month: Checking Your Credit Score
  4. Free First Class Next Month: How Many Cards Can You Personally Apply For?
  5. Free First Class Next Month: Your First App-o-rama
  6. Free First Class Next Month: Signing up for Award Wallet
  7. Free First Class Next Month: Credit Card Application Reconsideration
  8. Free First Class Next Month: Meeting Multiple Minimum Spends At Once
  9. Free First Class Next Month: Category Bonuses
  10. Free First Class Next Month: Transferable Points Programs
  11. Free First Class Next Month: Other Credit Card Benefits
  12. Free First Class Next Month: Credit Card Cancellation Negotiations
  13. Free First Class Next Month: Dining Programs
  14. Free First Class Next Month: Using kayak.com
  15. Free First Class Next Month: Using Flyertalk’s Mileage Run Forum
  16. Free First Class Next Month: Learn Airline Alliances, Codes, and Hubs
  17. Free First Class Next Month: Seatguru
  18. Free First Class Next Month: Using United.com for Award Bookings
  19. Free First Class Next Month: Using AA.com for Award Bookings
  20. Free First Class Next Month: Using Hawaiianair.com to Make Award Bookings
  21. Free First Class Next Month: Using BA.com to Make Award Bookings
  22. Free First Class Next Month: Using Delta.com to Make Award Bookings
  23. Free First Class Next Month: Great Circle Mapper
  24. Free First Class Next Month: Using Priceline to Save Hundreds on Hotel Rooms Part 1
  25. Free First Class Next Month: Using Priceline to Save Hundreds on Hotel Rooms Part 2
  26. Free First Class Next Month: Using evreward.com to Earn Miles from Online Shopping
  27. Free First Class Next Month: Other Frequent Flier Miles Opportunities
  28. Free First Class Next Month: Double Your Credit Card Applications
  29. Free First Class Next Month: Using the Mile Value Calculator
  30. Free First Class Next Month: The End
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