What is MilesTalk?

My chance to give back. I got in the game in 2003 with a "mistake rate" in Bora Bora and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $15,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free!

A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and MilesTalk was born.

Hilton HHonors

Another lousy PreCheck redemption option

Lately many of the frequent flyer programs have been offering points redemption for PreCheck.  Not a bad idea in general, except all the redemption rates have been horrendous. I already warned about this with Southwest and Club Carlson. Hilton jumped…

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