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Greg The Frequent Miler

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Greg is the owner, founder, and primary author of the Frequent Miler. He earns millions of points and miles each year, mostly without flying, and dedicates this blog to teaching others how to do the same.

The road not taken: Greg’s abandoned plans for 3 Cards 3, Continents

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Here's a piece of hard-earned advice: If an ANA rep tells you that they don't need your credit card security code to finalize an award, the wrong response is "Oh, OK."  On August 3rd,...

Greg’s Top Picks: Multiple 250K offers, 150K Platinum, and more…

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Even though travel bookings have roared back, we continue to see incredible credit card welcome bonuses.  Incredibly, both Amex and Capital One have 250K business card offers! If you're looking for consumer cards, there...

Award spotlight: Rancho Santana, Nicaragua

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Rancho Santana is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is bookable with Choice Privileges points.  I stumbled upon this place when researching options for my 3 Cards 3 Continents trip, and even...

Join me (Greg) at The Travel Summit: Toronto Oct 29-30 2022

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I will be speaking at two different frequent flyer events this October.  The first, the Chicago Seminars event (Oct 21-23) has not yet been formally unveiled.  We'll post details soon.  The second, the Travel...

Rolling the dice on Round the World award space

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In order to improve my Round the World award plans, I took a chance... I cancelled an award with the hopes that available award seats would re-appear on certain segments.  I lost that bet,...

Best free sites for finding Covid entry rules (and more!)

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On a recent edition of our Frequent Miler on the Air podcast, Nick and I groused about the difficulty in finding up to date Covid entry rules for all of the countries we might...

Roomers Frankfurt, Marriott Design Hotel. Bottom Line Review.

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My wife and I just concluded a trip to Germany.  On the final two nights of our trip, we stayed at Roomers Frankfurt -- for free.  A few years ago, we had two rooms...

How to transfer Avios between British Airways, Qatar, Iberia, and Aer Lingus

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British Airways, Qatar, Aer Lingus, Iberia, and Vueling (a low cost carrier) share a common rewards currency: Avios.  Strangely, despite sharing a currency, each program has its own loyalty program with different fees, different...

Best uses for Marriott free night certificates

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Marriott has a huge number of hotels worldwide.  For this post, I've collected suggestions for the best hotels that are bookable with Marriott free night certificates.  Marriott offers annual 35K and 50K free night...

Marriott Rules for extending free nights

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Yesterday, I had a great experience calling Marriott Bonvoy.  Whaaat?  Lately, most news about Marriott's loyalty program has been bad.  They seem to Bonvoy us every chance they get (like when they recently decided...

Miles & points questions answered, comments shared.

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Once I had booked most of my flights for the 3 Cards, 3 Continents Challenge, it was time for me to start weeding through the vast piles of reader comments and emails that I had...

Should this be allowed? #3Cards3Continents

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For the 3 Cards, 3 Continents Challenge, the goal is to build as amazing of a 3-Continent trip as possible with the welcome bonuses from 3 cards (which we picked in an online draft).  The...

Round the World Award Booked! Lessons learned.

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Yesterday I booked an around the world business class award for two!  It wasn't easy, but it's done!  But... I made a few mistakes along the way.  In this post I'll offer up some...

Tips for booking ANA’s Round the World award (Updated)

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For the 3 Cards, 3 Continents Challenge, I've been busy finding and pricing various ANA Round the World awards.  As a result, I've learned some new things since originally publishing this post.  The post...

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