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.

Amassing free hotel nights

Skyrocketing hotel prices have made hotel points and free night certificates more valuable than ever before.  These days it's not at all unusual to be able to use a free night from a $95...

Hyatt’s Miraval Berkshires Wellness Resort: Bottom Line Review

Recently, I spent 3 nights with my wife, mom, and uncle at the almost all-inclusive, Miraval Berkshires Wellness Resort in 3 separate rooms.  While my uncle used his own points, I used my Hyatt...

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 Rules for extending free nights (update: rules are squishier than I previously thought)

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...

Which is the best Amex Platinum card in 2022?

American Express has several varieties of their premium Platinum cards.  And, while they're expensive, they're loaded with great perks.  Which is the best best Amex Platinum card?  As long as the 150K offer is around,...

Marriott Bonvoy: Greg’s Bountiful Bevy of Brilliant predictions

The internet is on fire with Marriott credit card rumors, and I'm here to fan the flames.  Over the weekend we reported a rumored shakeup in Marriott's credit card portfolio.  If the rumors prove...

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

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…

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

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

I will be speaking at two different frequent flyer events this October.  The first, the Chicago Seminars event (Oct 21-23) is detailed on Flyertalk, here (Nearly the entire FM team will be there!).  The...

Rolling the dice on Round the World award space

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!)

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.

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

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...

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