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.

Alaska MVP Elite! Now what?

In October, my wife and I applied for the Alaska Airlines status match that was targeted to Delta elite members.  We were each matched to MVP Gold 75K Status and as long as we...

Greg’s Top 10 Picks

It's now Southwest Companion Pass hunting season and so I've added a seasonal new section to this post with details about how to secure two years of a Companion Pass with just two new...

Marriott’s secret award chart

Last year, Marriott abandoned award charts.  Previously, if you knew a hotel's category, you also knew how many points it would require for a free night, at least within a range from off-peak to...

Delta’s window-seat shop of horrors

Imagine that you're a couple thousand dollars short of the MQDs (Medallion Qualifying Dollars) required to get to the next level of Delta elite status.  Now consider that Delta has sent emails to cardmembers...

My favorite Dell purchases

If you have the Business Platinum Card® from American Express, then we share a problem... or, an opportunity.  Every six months we can buy stuff from Dell and get up to $200 back.  That's...

Air France KLM World Elite Mastercard Review (2023)

The Air France KLM Flying Blue program has become very interesting lately.  The program recently reduced award prices between North America and Europe so that you can now fly one way for 20K miles...

Pondering my own great Delta mileage run (5 years Diamond)

Last week I wrote about my wife's "last, great Delta mileage run."  She is fairly close to achieving Delta's 2 Million Miler status and that will mean lifetime Platinum Medallion status.  And, critically, this...

How to convert Amex Membership Rewards to cash with the Schwab Platinum card

The Platinum Card from American Express for Schwab has a unique super power that's often mentioned in passing by the FM Team: it makes it possible to convert your Membership Rewards points to cash...

Plastiq Guide: Pay Bills via Credit Card (new delivery fee added)

Plastiq is an online bill payment service that lets you pay almost all of your bills by credit card. This can be a good way to reach spend targets for new credit card signup...

Wyndham Vacasa: New, lower cap on award bookings

The ability to book Vacasa Vacation Rentals with Wyndham points is one of the best deals in points & miles.  If you're at all interested in booking vacation rentals, it's essential to learn about...

The last great Delta mileage run

Delta's revised SkyMiles plans for 2024 and beyond present an incredible opportunity.  With considerable cost and effort through the remainder of this year, my wife has the opportunity to earn 7 years of Delta...

How to earn Delta elite status without flying in 2024

Delta's 2024 elite program is completely bonkers.  The justification Delta gave for making big changes was that they wanted to reduce the number of elite members so that they could offer better elite recognition. ...

Delta flyer living outside the US? Last chance for easy elite status

Remember Maisie the Culinary Concierge?  She contacted me a few days ago because she found that she was $2,865 MQDs (Medallion Qualifying Dollars) short of earning Delta Platinum Medallion status.  She had more than...

Delta revises SkyMiles changes: more SkyClub visits, lower elite thresholds, better 1-time rollovers, vastly...

Delta announced revisions to the drastic SkyMiles changes that led to many, many fliers (including yours truly) declaring that they're done with Delta.  And while we knew that walkbacks to this plan were coming,...

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