Airline Mile Deals is for anyone who wants to travel more for less money. I provide easy-to-understand travel resources specifically related to earning and using airline miles to save big on travel. I’ll let you know about the latest travel deals as well as provide background explanations of how to use and redeem airline frequent flyer miles.
My goal is to aggregate the best mile deals in one place for those who don’t have time to keep up on hundreds of forums and travel blogs and just want the best travel deals summarized and explained clearly. There are plenty of other sites that provide mountains of travel information, and I freely link to any of these sites that are helpful. I will curate the best of these travel resources so you don’t have to wade through it all.
The second goal of this site is to help beginners understand how to earn & use miles. If you’re new to earning and redeeming airline miles, this will be a great resource for you. There is a tiny elite group of people who know way more about this than the rest of us, but I think just about anyone could benefit from learning the basics. Most people don’t realize that they can make use of miles for free travel even if they don’t travel much.
I welcome any questions and feedback via comments or email.
Background to this Site
I started this site because travel is a big passion (or maybe obsession?) of mine, specifically using airline miles to get free tickets. I’ve spent countless hours learning about this and I want to share this knowledge with family, friends and anyone else looking to travel for less.
I don’t get paid for any of this; I do it because I love this stuff. Travel doesn’t have to be as expensive as you assume. I think most people could travel more if they knew about how to leverage airline miles for free tickets. I want you to be able to travel more.
I was born in Papua New Guinea, spent much of my early years in Indonesia, Philippines & Singapore, and have since traveled to many other places, though I currently live in southern CA with my wife and 2 kids.
I’ve always enjoyed traveling, but it wasn’t until about 5 years ago that I started learning how to use airline miles to get free tickets. Since then I have been obsessively learning more and more about how to beat the system and get the most value out of travel.
As an example, our family has used miles to fly business class (with seats that convert into beds) to Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand for free. My wife and I currently have over 1 million airline miles in our various accounts, almost all of which were earned through credit card signup bonuses and practically none of them earned by actually flying. This may sound like a lot, but I’m actually much more conservative than many others who do this and try to limit the number of cards I sign up for. I share this as an encouragement to you: it’s not as hard as you think.
Ready to jump in? Read my introductory post on how to earn and use miles.