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AA Elite Status Without Flying: Let the Game Begin

American Airlines elite status will be easier than ever to earn in 2022....for those who play the game. Greg and Nick certainly intend to suit up....in their pajamas....and earn high-level status without flying. If...

Which Mastercard should you get?

Whether you're interested in playing the AA Loyalty Point Pursuit game or you want to pay your mortgage with a credit card, it's helpful to have at least one highly rewarding Mastercard in your...

Hits and unforced errors from Nick’s last-minute dash for airline and hotel credits

I didn't travel much in 2021. I mean, aside from that trip to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and The Maldives. And to the private island in the Caribbean with Greg. Still, not much. And so as...

AA’s Loyalty Point Pursuit game: Earn status w/out flying

Let the game begin!  As of January 1st, 2022, American Airlines has moved to a new way for members to earn elite status.  The old EQMs and EQDs are gone.  Now, we can earn...

Debating the Hyatt dummy booking offer

For about a year now, the new cardmember offer on the World of Hyatt visa card has stunk. While Amex has marched around on a points parade and co-branded cards from United, Southwest, and...

FM Predicts: Here’s what will happen in 2022…

With COVID-19 continuing on unabated, travel providers and their associated loyalty programs will continue to react to ever changing demand.  Last year we saw a huge boom in domestic leisure travel while international travel...

Southwest Companion Pass Complete Guide 2022

The Southwest Companion pass has undoubtedly long been the most valuable companion ticket benefit of any airline program and it continues to be so in 2022. The key value lies in the fact that...

2021’s Deal of the Year

Was the deal of the year the chance to spend your cold hard cash buying miles on the cheap or the chance to be rewarded lavishly for every dollar you spend? This week, Greg...

Frequent Miler’s Most Popular Posts of 2021

Which Frequent Miler posts were most popular in 2021?  Below you’ll find the top 10 new posts and the top 10 updated posts in 2021.  Popularity was measured by the number of pageviews each...

Frequent Miler’s 2021 Predictions Realized (Or Not)

Anyone who listens to our Frequent Miler on the Air podcast probably has an impression about our ability to predict the future. If you know, you know, so I'll leave it to you to...

2021’s Amazing Deals

Old timers in the points & miles game like to reminisce about long lost opportunities.  They talk fondly about Mint coins, pudding cups, LifeMiles SAW/GUM, REDbird, Kate, Last Night Free awards, and more.  Usually...

Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts Guide: Your FHR questions answered

Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts is a "luxury" hotel booking program available to both business and consumer Platinum cardholders. When booking hotels through Amex FHR, cardholders enjoy a suite of valuable benefits and in...

Friends don’t let friends get inferior offers

They say it's not what you know, it's who you know. Sadly, that statement sometimes rings true with referral offers: your friends might be better off knowing you than me when it comes to opening...

Our all-time favorite awards

If you recently enjoyed posts about our favorite redemptions, you'll want to stick around and still listen in to discussion about our all-time favorite awards on this week's Frequent Miler on the Air....

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