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Frequent Flyer Miles Hacks That Only Few Flyers Know

By: Mary Briscoe Categories: Airline Miles

Frequent Flyer Miles
At times, it’s really hard for me to understand how people manage to fly so often just to collect frequent flyer miles. Many frequent flyers are unaware of the fact that collecting frequent flyer miles can earn them a “status” with the airline. So here are some frequent flyer hacks which only a few or you can say pro frequent flyers know.

Getting Access To Business Class Lounges

Business Class Lounges
Airport waiting lounges aren’t that fun. The whole flying experience turns to be more pleasurable when you are waiting in the VIP lounge. Savvy fliers know how they can access the business lounge even if they are flying in economy class. If you are a member of US airways club, the Untied Club or Air Canada’s Maple leaf then you can access the business class and alliance members lounge around the globe simply by showing your membership card no matter which class you are flying in.

Getting The Elite Status

Getting The Elite Status
Earning the elite status is the biggest achievement for a frequent flyer but achieving the elite status isn’t that easy. Did you know many airlines offer elite status to those members who have crossed the mark of one million miles? Well, it requires a lot of flying to reach that mark but guess what? You can earn that status without even traveling too much. You can use other ways of earning miles and attain the elite status in the airline program.

Getting The Elite Status Quickly

Getting The Elite Status Quickly
Do you want to get the Elite Status quickly with an airline? There are several ways through which you can get an elite status quickly with your favorite airlines. Try flying with foreign airlines as they offer elite status on a lower threshold than the other airlines.

Shopping For Bonus Miles

Shopping For Bonus Miles
Frequent flyers know that shopping online is a sin if you are not getting any free bonus miles. Surely every frequent flyer knows that when you shop online, for every dollar that you spend, you get 3-3 miles. But this thing changes in some cases. For example, American airlines award 4-5 miles on each dollar you spend if you make any purchase from the Bestbuy.com website. In other cases, if you purchase $250 shoes from Saks, British airways may rewards you with 2400 frequent flyer miles. Each airline has its own shopping portal through which you can access your favorite ? and make an online purchase. Plus we all know that online shopping is the best way to prevent miles from expiring.

Connecting Flights

Connecting Flights
If you are traveling to some destination and the flight route has connecting flights, then it’s best you book your ticket through an air carrier. This will help you get more miles that can help you in getting a flight upgrade or an elite status with the airline.

I hope this article helps you learn info on how frequent flyer miles can be earned in different ways and how you can earn an elite status with your favorite airline.

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"The frequent flyer scheme has become as much part of the business traveler's life as a mobile phone or a passport. Indeed, when they were launched twenty-five years ago, air miles promised to be the passport to riches for those flyer loyal and busy enough to earn them."
"For the average traveler, that means buying miles or points in order to reach a threshold for an award ticket. Most airline charge 3 to 5 cents per miles."
"There is a group of traveler junkies so obsessed with racking up frequently flier miles, they scour the internet for deals that take them through little known airports."

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