Friday, February 24, 2017
Earning those Frequent Flyer MIles
I have been to Europe 10 times, 7 of those trips in free seats from Frequent Flyer Miles. I tend to hoard the miles for those trips, though I will occasionally use miles for domestic flights. I am a member of three major frequent flyer programs, Delta, American and United, a couple of them are in alliances that allow me to earn miles for flying on other airlines such as Alaska. Most of my miles are on Delta or American. I also have airline branded credit cards for two of these. I earn miles on all dollars spent on those cards and receive free checked bags and priority boarding on those two airlines.
Last Friday I was earning my miles. I flew from Orlando to DC, on American. Went home to the condo for two hours, did laundry, paid the bills, checked the mail, retrieved packages that arrived while I was out of town, went to the gym, took a shower, packed, dressed and went back to the airport. I then flew on Delta to Lexington to visit Jay for the long weekend. That is one of the craziest days of flying I have ever had. It is also a couple of thousand miles earned, on two different airlines. That much closer to the next European adventure.
London, Ireland, or Spain for the next trip?