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 $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free!  I've hosted two seminars on miles and points at South By Southwest in Austin, and have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, published on Bravo TV's JetSet site, and spoken on the Condé Nast Traveler podcast series.

A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for my flights!! So I started sharing my tips. My favorite thing in the world is helping others have the experiences I do, so please follow along and help me help you. Don't forget to sign up for the free email newsletter on the right side of the page so you don't miss anything.

MilesTalk - Frequent Flyer Miles and Points
American Airlines

Why I hate Viasat Wi-Fi on American Airlines

In late 2016, American Airlines announced a long-term transition away from Gogo’s in-flight Wi-Fi service to Viasat. I can’t recall if this was a contractual dispute or American trying to provide faster Wi-Fi. Admittedly, Gogo’s legacy in-flight Wi-Fi is horribly slow….

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Bank of America 1/24 Rule

With the Chase 5/24 rule, the Citi 1/24 rule and the American Express “one bonus per card per lifetime” restriction, a Bank of America policy was inevitable. As of today, there are new restrictions on getting a BofA card that…

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