Knowledge is power. This is not a backhanded attempt to get my stats up, I am happy with my stats. This is an attempt to have a group of readers who know everything I know. For years I was a loyalist, focusing a majority of my travel and points earning with one airline. I followed a blog which dealt solely with issues of that airline and never cared to click on a link that I did not specifically pertain to or benefit me at that given moment. I had the blinders on. I don't cover every story, I don't even cover half. I cover things that I believe benefit every single flier because they offer knowledge thats deeper than a flash sale or a one off event. It's how to find flash sales, how to use the least miles, how to get the best cards, how to upgrade and how to elevate your travel at minimal expense. 

I hate to admit that prior to this last year, I didn't know that the best way to fly around America, for short flights, was using miles from an airline that doesn't even fly internally in America that's based in Britain. I further hate to admit that I've wasted miles on tickets not fully realizing that I was paying peak prices, that other airlines offered the same flights for less and I could've used half the miles if I had shopped my dates or miles around. It pains me to think what I would have paid for my upcoming flights from Hong Kong to Thailand if I didn't know the trick about changing my purchase location and currency without actually having to leave my bedroom. Even if some of this information isn't useful to you now, who knows where you will be, or what you will want in a year. 

The airline landscape changes. The airline you love may not even be there next year. Where is US Airways now? It's been dissolved into American. If you understand the game, you will be adaptive to change. If you know the best redemptions to different destinations, you know which miles to collect. If you know who's chart is about to require more miles for the flights you want, you know to collect another currency. If you know that you are about to earn less miles, you know it may be time for a loyalty to change. If you know a trick to upgrade that no one else does, guess what, you might be upfront. Take the journey with me and give things a read, you never know when it might come in handy. 

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