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This past Sunday, I did a 17 minute segment on Michelle Jerson’s “Passport” radio show on AM970 The Answer here in New York City. It was a great time.
We talked about tips and tricks for getting started in the Frequent Flyer Miles and Points game including some of the best credit cards, how applying for new cards affects your credit, a bank account that earn American Airlines miles, what makes for a good redemption and also a little bit on traveling to Cuba.
I got "in the game" in 2003 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!
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 this blog was born.