I really can’t remember the last time that I paid for a flight for one of my holidays and better yet, all of my flights over the past few years have been in business or first class. A few years ago, I started following bloggers that specialised on travel hacking – the art of earning frequent flyer points without getting on a plane. You earn most of your frequent flyer points on the ground, through credit card sign up bonuses and general spending so you can start flying for free (paying for the tax portion only).
Below are 5 travel hackers you need to be following, whether you are just starting out or a seasoned travel hacker. Learn from the best!
Keith Mason started Point Hacks to “help as many people as possible earn the most points they can, and use them the most effectively for their travel goals.” Point Hacks offer beginners guides to learn how to start earning points, but it’s also for the advanced traveller to help them keep up to date with the latest ways to earn points.
The Points Guy was started by Brian Kelly to provide “hands-on travel advice”. He started the site as a way to blog about points and miles but now also publishes articles on news, reviews, guides and videos. The site currently has more than 4.6 unique visitors a month and is definitely one to follow.
Steve Hui, also knows as “The Points Whisperer” established I Fly Flat in 2012 and is the leader in reward points management. Steve is an expert in earning points and provides strategy, advice and a flight bookings service.
Points From The Pacific was started by Zac George who learnt the art of travel hacking at a very young age. He is 16 years old and is flying over 200,000+ kms per year, all in business and first class. Zac holds a pretty impressive record for being the youngest passenger to fly the Etihad Residence. Points from the Pacific consistently is offering tutorials on travel hacking and also keeping visitors up to date with the latest credit card deals.
You may have heard of Chris Guillebeau as he was able to visit every country in the world before the age of 35. He wants to help people travel the world without spending a ton of money. His travel hacking resources page will help you with strategies and tactics, look at value redemptions and credit cards to help grow your points balance.