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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.

[New Easy Solution] How to find Choice Preferred Hotel award availability

An exciting recent development is that Choice Privileges points can now be used to book participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts online. One little "gotcha" is that you can't easily view whether or not the...

Two ways to book (Nordic) hotels with Choice points

Now that Preferred Hotels & Resorts are bookable online with Choice points (see this post for details), it's worth pointing out that there are a handful of hotels that can be booked with Choice...

Book Preferred Hotels online with Choice points

This is huge! Choice Privileges has long partnered with Preferred Hotels & Resorts, and it has previously been possible, but usually very, very difficult, to book participating Preferred hotels with Choice points. Not anymore!...

My final ANA sweet-spot award booking

I just booked what may be my last ever ANA flight award. I booked Newark to London, Dublin to Toronto, Toronto to Detroit all in business class and all for 88,000 ANA miles plus...
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Free Credit Scores, Reports, and Monitoring: Complete guide.

If you often apply for credit cards in order to earn welcome bonuses, then you've probably realized that managing your credit is important. And it's not just your credit score that's important -- it's...

Which hotel award search tool is best?

For those with hotel points and free night certificates across multiple hotel programs, finding the best places to use your points and free nights can be a pain. It can be especially hard when...
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Complete List of Transferable Points Partners

In my opinion, transferable points programs are the most valuable points to accumulate.  These points can often be used at better than 1 cent per point value to book travel and, even better, points...

A new breed of award discovery tools

When I first wrote about Seats.Aero (see: Seats.aero: a wonderfully nerdy tool for finding Unicorn flight awards), it was one of a kind. Unlike other award search tools, Seats.Aero does most of its work...
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Free Checked Bags via Credit Card Complete Guide

Many airline credit cards offer free checked bags to cardholders. However, the details vary a lot by airline. Are international flights included? How about the bags of companions on the same reservation? Do you...
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Delta’s Enhanced Companion Certificates

While I wasn't too excited about most of the recent big changes to Delta credit cards, I am excited about enhancements to companion certificates issued each year upon renewal to Delta SkyMiles Platinum and...
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Which award search tool is best?

This post has been largely re-written since last publication. I've added new tools, separated free tools from paid tools, and changed how I summarize each tool's loyalty program coverage. For the latter, rather than...
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New Alaska Award Charts Are Going Live…Slowly

Update 3/11/24: Alaska's new award charts are starting to go live today and will be completely implemented by 3/31/24. This week, new award pricing between the United States and Africa/Europe will begin, with the...

Best Hyatt Category 4 Hotels & Resorts

In this post you'll find a list of recommended hotels for using your category 1-4 certs.  Most of these recommendations come directly from readers. Thank you, everyone who has contributed!  And, please comment below...

STARLUX A350-900 Business Class Bottom Line Review

STARLUX Airlines is a new luxury airline headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. They currently offer two routes to the US: Taipei to Los Angeles and Taipei to San Francisco. They also partner with Alaska Airlines,...

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