I got started in the miles and points game almost two decades ago. I thought I knew everything, sort of like your typical teenager. In the early years, I had a mileage earning credit card, no airline status, but I thought my gold card from Best Western made me the BMOC. Time brings perspective and a number of years later I started to realize how much I didn’t know.
I had to go way back into my box of junk I really need to throw out to find this card. If my memory serves me correctly, this card is at least 16 years old. Yes, I really need to clean out my office.
About 10 years ago I found FlyerTalk. It was like drinking from a fire hose. The sheer amount of information to absorb was immense. I was lucky back then, as I met a few folks who helped me navigate the sea of information to find the tidbits I was looking for.
This next part may read like a cheesy cable commercial or an infomercial, but it’s true. Since I got that help, I’ve earned many millions of miles and traveled to plenty of places I never thought possible. I’ll always be thankful for the help I received, and it’s why I enjoy helping others.
I really enjoyed speaking at the recent Frequent Traveler University. I was asked to give 3 presentations at FTU. I’ve included links to download the presentations below. I’m happy to answer questions on any of the presentations.
**Full disclosure, this presentation is largely built by Mommy Points. I really enjoy presenting with Summer. We both have families, and this time I actually thought her daughter “Little C” was going to hang with us for the presentation. Alas, she got to go have fun elsewhere with friends.