Category Archives: Airline Points

United Airlines makes big changes to its frequent flier program

United Airlines is making a sweeping change to its Mileage Plus frequent-flier program, saying customers will soon earn miles based on the fare they pay, not how far they fly. USA Today reported that United becomes the second of the big “legacy” … Continue reading

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Traveling for Free: Home Exchanging in Panama!

There are many, many methods and resources to travel for free — methods, tips and tricks that we share in detail, with links and examples and thorough explanations, in our book. Of course, we have our favorites and most-used. These … Continue reading

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Flight Problem? Complain the Right Way to Rake in Mileage Points

As we have shared frequently on this blog, a major part of our travel is done using airline miles, enabling us to fly for free (with a small tax/administrative fee of typically $5-50 depending on domestic/international and airport fees). But … Continue reading

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A Close to Free Family Vacation in Southern California

I just returned, this past weekend, from enjoying another wonderful travel experience for about as close to free as possible — courtesy of the methods and resources that we detail in our book. On this trip, I spent ten beautiful … Continue reading

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Mexico and El Salvador for Pretty Damn Near Free

Today I leave beautiful San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where I have been spending the past week as a pretty-close-to-free vacation. I have been staying in a gorgeous little casita, behind the main house of an American expat with whom … Continue reading

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Playing the Frequent Flyer Game

Yesterday I was intrigued by a posting by one of my favorite travel bloggers, Johnny Jet, entitled Frequent flier programs are NOT a scam – here’s why you should signup now. I was intrigued because it never occurred to me that … Continue reading

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Another Chase Credit Card Offer To Get You Flying For Free Faster!

I’m always on the lookout for new credit card offers that can help me more quickly accumulate points to fly for free. I can’t remember the last time I paid for an international flight, and I’d like to keep it … Continue reading

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Home Exchanging Around the World

We have written a lot about home exchange, as one of our top methods of traveling for free — and one of our favorite ways to travel, period. Exchanging homes not only lets you stay somewhere completely free (and save … Continue reading

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Lemons Into Lemonade – Turn A Bad Flight Experience Into Free Travel

Travel is one of the greatest things in the world, but at the same time air travel – getting from point A to point B -isn’t always that fun. Even when we are fortunate enough to get into business or … Continue reading

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How To Get Free Travel Using The Right Credit Cards!

As our regular readers already know, Shelley and I get many of our flights for free via airline points, and we accrue most of these points by appropriately taking advantage of the best credit card offers available. Airline tickets have … Continue reading

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