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.

The “Good Enough” Capital One Ultra-Premium Card

Capital One has been rumored to be working to release an ultra-premium travel rewards card to compete with the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Amex Platinum cards.  In the post "Venture Ultimate: Here’s how Capital...

Google adds COVID-19 destination alerts: receive email when rules change

Google has added a useful new feature to their search results.  If you search for a flight or hotel destination, Google now shows a relevant COVID-19 alert.  Even better, Google lets you select to...
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Shortcuts to Delta Elite Status in 2021

This year, undoubtedly due to the pandemic, Delta has made it easier than ever to earn elite status.  This post is a round-up of shortcuts, and how they can be used to secure high...

What is Delta elite status worth (now that upgrade certs are worth more)?

Most airlines offer extra benefits to their most valuable customers. This is usually handled through elite status. If you fly enough with an airline, you can become “elite”. Of course, not all elites are...

Which Amex Cards are Credit Cards? How many can you get?

Amex credit cards vs Pay Over Time cards Amex offers both credit cards and "Pay Over Time" cards (the latter are charge cards under the hood but also, optionally, have credit-card-like "pay over time" capability). ...

Amex Offer Cheat Sheet

Don't forget to use your monthly dining credits, wireless credits, and Paypal credits before the end of the month. In April, I used my dining credits on gift cards (Doordash, Grubhub & Uber Eats)...

Venture Ultimate: Here’s how Capital One can capture my wallet

If Capital One plans to release an ultra-premium travel rewards card, this is what it should look like... In 2019, rumors surfaced of a new ultra-premium travel rewards card from Capital One.  The new card...

Hyatt Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas. Bottom Line Review.

After falling in love with the Alila Ventana Big Sur, I was excited to try out another of the three Alila hotels in the U.S. (the third is Alila Napa Valley).  Alila Marea is...
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Transferable Points Programs: Amex vs Chase vs Citi vs Capital One vs Brex

This Report Card for Transferable Points Programs post has been updated to account for Capital One adding a new 1 to 1 transfer tier and additional partners.  Nick recently posted his preferences, and so...

Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain Tucson. Bottom Line Review.

Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain is a small full-service resort nestled in the mountains northwest of Tucson, Arizona.  I booked our stay with a 7-night Marriott category 6 travel package certificate, bought years ago when...

Southwest Rapid Rewards subscription: A new way to pay too much for points

Following shortly after their latest point devaluation, Southwest has introduced a new way to buy points at a discount: Rapid Rewards® Points Subscription Plans. By subscribing to monthly points purchases, you can lock in discounts...

(EXPIRED) Air France business class U.S. to Croatia from 30.5K miles

During scattered dates in the late summer and fall, we're seeing one-way business class flights from U.S. cities to Zagreb, Croatia for as few as 30,500 miles and about $250 in taxes and fees. The...

Capital One “Miles” no longer make me mad (on my mind)

Big news today from Capital One!  As Nick detailed earlier today, Capital One "miles" now transfer 1 to 1 to several airline and hotel programs.  They've also added a few new transfer partners including...

Almost exciting: Sonesta Travel Pass

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation has been expanding faster than .  Last year's appetizers included 99 IHG hotels and 122 Marriott hotels.  Their main course: 980 Red Lion Hotels. While it doesn't appear that Sonesta has...

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