Travel blogs can portray a picture of non-stop travel in luxury hotels and first-class flights. These trips are certainly possible, but like the fine print regarding the person in the weight loss commercial who lost 50 pounds, in small print it says “results not typical”. Miles and points do allow ordinary people to travel to extraordinary places, but it takes time and effort to earn those miles. Dream of where miles and points can take you, but also be realistic as you get started.
We’ll help point you in the right direction if you want to travel more using points and miles. To get started, here are few things to consider.
Take Time to Learn About Points and Miles
Like any new endeavor, there’s a learning curve. Take time to read up on points and miles. Learn about airlines and hotel programs that might be interesting to you. For example, before earning Delta points, find out, does Delta offer flights from your local airport? And if so, do they offer attractive routing to places you want to go? If not, find out before you spend six months earning Delta miles. Take time to learn about earning points and miles, redeeming points and miles. This series is a great place to start, and along the way, we’ll try to point you to helpful resources.
Go One Step at a Time
Everyone has their own pace, so pick a pace that works for you. In this series we’ll guide you along a path, you can take the steps as quickly or as slowly as you want. Just go one step a time.
Don’t Get Confused or Overwhelmed
As you dig deeper into the points and miles community, you’ll realize how much there is to learn. On top of that, the lingo can get confusing! You’ll hear terms like flying in “J” (Business class) or being “Globalist” (a hotel status). In this series, we’ll keep it straight forward, so don’t get distracted by terms you don’t understand. If something doesn’t make sense, we’ll try to make it clear.