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Greg The Frequent Miler

Greg The Frequent Miler
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.

Prepping for last-minute travel (Greg’s Flying by the Seat of our Points Journal)

The 2024 team challenge is starting soon. It's going to be a whirlwind of nearly non-stop action. I can't wait! But now, I need to prepare... In a team meeting, I suggested that we each post...
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What is Delta elite status worth?

Most airlines offer extra benefits to their most valuable customers. If you fly enough with an airline, you can become “elite”. Of course, not all elites are equal. Most airlines have multiple elite tiers...
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How to find incredible flight deals with Google Flights

When great flight deals are reported online, on this site or others, I'm often interested, but it's exceptionally rare for me to take advantage of them.  The deals hardly ever include departures out of...
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Can you upgrade to the Citi Prestige? Should you? [Update: FAQ was mistake]

The Citi Prestige card has not been available new for years now. And it hasn't been possible to product change from another Citi card to the Prestige card. Until now. Maybe. The landing page...

Premier cards auto-upgraded to Strata Premier

Mother's Day brought a surprise to Citi Premier cardholders who logged into their accounts. There, they found that they no longer had the old Citi Premier card, but now had the new Citi Strata...
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World of Hyatt Complete Guide

World of Hyatt is, by far, my favorite hotel loyalty program.  Points are easy to earn, largely through their partnership with Chase, and Hyatt's generous award chart makes it possible to get huge value...

Flying by the Seat of our Points (Last Minute Travel Challenge)

Introducing Frequent Miler’s 2024 team challenge: Flying by the Seat of our Points! With this year's challenge, three of us will compete to book last-minute travel. Within each of three stages, our judges will give...
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How to select seats on partner bookings

It's common to book a trip through one airline that includes segments flown by other airlines.  For example, a trip booked through American Airlines might include segments flown by Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Qatar,...

Marriott’s Bankside Hotel London: Bottom Line Review

During a recent trip to the United Kingdom, my wife and I spent four nights at the Great Scotland Yard Hotel, one night in Cambridge at the University Arms Hotel, and our final night...

Hyatt’s Great Scotland Yard Hotel, London: Bottom Line Review

My wife and I recently stayed four nights at The Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London. This hotel is in the location of the original Scotland Yard which started its life as a castle...
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Delta’s New Choice Benefits for Platinum and Diamond Elites

Delta's Platinum and Diamond elite status levels include "Choice Benefits" in addition to many automatic perks. Platinum elites can choose one Choice Benefit each year, and Diamond elites can choose three. This guide will...

[Update: I made it!] My award alert, flight change, and a risky layover

Update: I got up at 4am this morning and rushed to the Detroit airport. I needed to be there at the start of boarding to insure that my carry-on would fit in the overhead...

Best uses for Citi ThankYou points

Citibank offers several cards that earn ThankYou Rewards points. By using the right combination of cards its possible to earn 2 to 5 points per dollar on all spend. Once you've collected lots of...
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[Dead] Delta One Suites to Taipei starting at 146K SkyMiles Round Trip

It's not often that you can get incredible value from your Delta miles these days so if you're interested in this deal, make sure to jump on it right away! Through August, awards are...

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