My wife and I have earned over 350,000 frequent flyer miles in the last year without setting foot on a plane. We chewed up a couple hundred thousand of those miles flying Business Class to Europe last summer, of course, but we’re busy plotting our next big trip, likely to take place in mid 2012.
Using techniques picked up from Chris Guillebeau’s Frequent Flyer Master and tips from Rick Ingersoll, the Frugal Travel Guy, Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness accumulated – all by himself, mind you – 300,000 miles, but is taking a decidedly different approach to using them. Beginning in January, he’s embarking on a 4 continent, 9 country, 15 city trip – all of which – at least the flights – cost him a grand total of $418.37!
You can read Steve’s entire travel hacking story (which includes a blow-by-blow description of how One World Awards work) by clicking here: How to Fly 35,000 Miles, Visit 4 Continents, 9 Countries, and 15 Cities for $418
And if you’d like to check out Chris Guillebeau’s Frequent Flyer Master, click on the image in the sidebar to the right!
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- Mileage Manager: a great tool for managing flyer & award programs
- Gee, thanks, US Airways!
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- 3 online discount airfare “secrets” guides: are they worth it?