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.
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(Update: Now live) Huge (mostly positive) changes to Hyatt’s Milestone Rewards

Update 1/3/24: These Hyatt Milestone Rewards changes are now live. You can transfer suite upgrade awards and club access awards to others, plus there are now Guest of Honor Awards that can either be...
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Marriott Bonvoy Choice Benefits. Which to pick? (Pick by 1/7/24)

If you have earned 50 elite qualifying nights with Marriott Bonvoy within a calendar year, then you are eligible to pick a "Choice Benefit".  A second Choice Benefit is available for those who complete...
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My elite plans for 2024 (On my mind)

Welcome to 2024. January 1st is the day in which you can revel in the elite status levels you've attained (while simultaneously fretting because the airline, hotel, cruise, or train program hasn't yet updated...
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Frequent Miler’s 2023 State of the Business Report

At the end of 2022 I published the first annual "state of the business" post detailing how Frequent Miler has been doing in terms of blog readers, podcast listeners, revenue, etc.  Now, once again,...
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Frequent Miler’s Reader’s Choice Bonvoyed Awards 2023 Edition

This is the moment you've been waiting for! On our podcast we announced our picks for the 2023 Bonvoyed Awards, but now it's your turn.  Who do you think deserves the nod for the...
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Cellars-Hohenort Hotel Cape Town South Africa: Now Greg’s favorite points-bookable hotel

I’ve found my happy place. The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel has just the right combination of outstanding yet down-to-earth service, luxurious rooms, excellent food, and strikingly beautiful grounds. Best of all, this Cape Town paradise can...
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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...
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End of Year Checklist for 2023

Time is winding down to secure your elite status requirements, snag your Companion Pass, and to make the most of your credit card "coupon book" perks.  Here's a checklist of points & miles related things...
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(Dead) Marriott Rules for extending free nights

12/8/23: It sounds like Marriott has, indeed, ended the expiration of free night certificates on 12/5/23. 12/4/23: We've been getting multiple data points of readers calling in to have their Marriot certs extended and being...
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The art of extreme stackery

For those who love it, shopping is its own reward.  For everyone else, we can console ourselves by earning big rewards while shopping.  In this week's podcast, Nick and Greg discuss the art of...
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Etihad First Apartment: Simply Awesome (and coming back to the US!)

Update 11/30/23: Etihad has announced that it will return Airbus A380 (and First Apartment) service to New York (JFK) starting April 22, 2024. The airline had stopped using A380s completely during the pandemic, then...
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New ways to earn Hyatt elite nights for meeting planners, travel advisors, and Hyatt...

Today Hyatt has announced new options for earning tier qualifying nights towards elite status.  Starting January 1, 2024, Meeting & Event Planners, Travel Advisors, and Hyatt Leverage Administrators will earn 2 tier qualifying night...
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Hyatt goes next level with Mr & Mrs Smith [Integration “early 2024”!]

Update 11/30/23: I just had the opportunity to meet with World of Hyatt management at Hyatt's headquarters in Chicago and learned that true integration (not just that gift card stuff) is expected "early next...
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United’s Excursionist Perk: Ideal for Positioning Flights?

Nick's recent post "Taking an Excursionist Perk for a spin for a trip to Africa" showed ways to use United's Excursionist Perk to save lots of miles when flying within Africa.  In this case,...

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