The thought of flying from North America to Australia can be overwhelming–and for good reason. Spending 21 hours in the air and adjusting to a 14-hour time difference is not easy! On the blog I shared tips for surviving a long-haul flight. And now our family has just put them to the test on our longest ever trip. Did we follow our own advice? See how we fared, as we answer the question, “How painful is it to fly in Economy to Australia?”Continue reading “How Painful Is It to Fly in Economy to Australia?”
How to Prevent Your Frequent Flier Miles from Expiring (Without Setting Foot on a Plane)
[Post updated on August 29, 2019 to reflect a change in the United Mileage Plus policy–United Mileage Plus miles will no longer expire!]
One common complaint about frequent flier miles is that, if you do not fly enough, they can expire before you have the opportunity to redeem them. It is indeed frustrating to diligently credit flights to your account only to find that, after a certain period of inactivity, those miles have disappeared.
Here are easy ways to not only prevent miles from expiring, but also to earn a few extra in the process. If you protect your points, soon you could be sitting pretty here!Continue reading “Never Lose Your Hard-Earned Points Again!”
As we’ve mentioned before on the blog, our family flies a lot, but we earn most of our airline miles without actually setting foot on a plane. Last week we looked at how to get started with frequent flier programs, and we have already discussed using shopping portals to rack up miles and points, so today we will delve into airline dining programs.
The Trip Takes Us gang has enjoyed lots of free travel as a result of having a healthy balance of frequent flier miles and hotel and credit card points. Today we are starting a series of posts for beginners to de-mystify the process and help YOU get on your way to earning free travel.
Sending flowers this Valentine’s Day or any day? Here’s a win-win: Why not make your sweetheart happy AND earn hundreds of airline miles at no extra cost? Below we show you how.