Check out my interview today with Daraius over at Million Mile Secrets. If you don’t already know about it, Million Mile Secrets is my go-to place for credit card rewards information and generally has the most complete information on the current offers out there.
Daraius also writes about various tricks to reach the minimum spending thresholds on those cards as well as ways to use the points for excellent trips. All-in-all a good destination if you have the slightest interest in card churning. He has been interviewing other travel bloggers as part of a long-running series, and I’m honored to be a part of it.
If you’re coming over from Million Mile Secrets and want to know what my blog is all about, I discuss various tricks and tools that come in useful when travel hacking revenue travel. I collect and burn miles like any other frequent traveler, but I try to focus on revenue (paid) travel. This includes discussing different web sites that make it easier to find a good deal, how to construct itineraries using published fares and booking class availability, obtaining cheaper international travel via fuel dumping, and so forth. I’m always looking for new topics, so feel free to contact me with your questions and suggestions.
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Also, even though it doesn’t say so anywhere (yet), my blog is part of a recent expansion of the BoardingArea network. We’re working on getting those links and banners set up, but in the meantime you can find me at BoardingArea.com or on Twitter @BoardingArea.
Here are a few of my most popular posts in the last two months to get you started and see what Hack My Trip has to offer:
- Introduction to Fuel Dumping
- Finding and Booking a 3X
- Example of a Good Fuel Dump
- Variations and Advanced Strategy
Using ITA Fare Matrix to Search for Cheap Flights
The Nuts and Bolts of Fare Construction
- Understanding Airline Inventory
- Finding Fare Class Availability
- Matching Availability to Published Fares
- An Example of Using Fares and Availability to Book a Real Trip
Comparing Kayak and Hipmunk
I also provide FREE travel assistance with award tickets and paid travel (flights, hotels, anything). But please, no questions asking me to help you with fuel dumping for specific trips. General questions are fine, but otherwise they take much more time to work on than any one man can handle, and there are already large communities at MilePoint and FlyerTalk who can help you learn the ropes.