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Topic even if you -- to frequent -- my next guest says -- still enjoy the perks of being one.
Like being upgraded to first class and it's not a party should think Rick -- CEO of fare compare dot com joins me now.
Now Rick I have waited for the segment for the whole show because I want to be noted that elite status but I don't fly enough to really -- it.
So tell me well how can I get that believed status without doing all the -- -- spending all -- money.
Yeah -- typically -- the warm bad problem with -- -- status as you do have to fly you don't have to fly very much an obvious example here a minute about my wife achieved elite status in one trip.
But typically there's a big difference between the miles you get on your credit cards and bonuses and from vendors.
Those you can use to redeem reward or upgrade they don't give you a -- status you actually have to fly.
Very rarely -- cards.
Do you view it affect the ones -- costs 400 dollars a year annually give you some -- status but if you can fly cheaply which is basically what.
Most people do you do accumulate miles you can achieve -- leed status really quickly.
Sort of gaming the system if you will.
Are -- let's work through these tips because satellite and and I want to try it myself so -- always say fly inconvenient flights now.
Okay what does that mean.
If you really did -- it you might go from say.
Dallas to New York via Los Angeles and Seattle for example that would double the amount of the -- actually -- A lot of people that are really get -- this will actually take four stops each way.
Get a different segments accumulate more miles take advantage of the airlines double mile bonus programs and like -- -- just recently I flew to China had just about three weeks ago for the weekend with my wife.
On the trip out huge -- delete status tier one on the way back she got tier -- status.
Wow now my family gets to completely upgrade for the rest for really the next fourteen months.
We -- -- an upgrade my daughter before.
I guess somebody's -- get New York -- New York may get back and forth just to drive up those points aside about airline bonus offers what do they have on tap.
Well there's all sorts of stuff out there right now credit cards are making offers airlines are making offers American Airlines had a really sweet program.
The last few months doubling up everybody that had a -- status already.
The bottom line is you have to be a member of a social circle when I called that.
The flyer talkers the mileage runners if you type in those words in the Google you'll find an entire underground community with.
Literally dozens of tips on how to maximize your miles for both.
For using miles and a right of other things.
You cannot go wrong if you go to these sides there's at least sixty different tips you can go to to to find a better deal and like -- said recently.
Airlines have been trying to get a lead travelers to come back to their airlines they've been having trouble for ten years.
You know with the way things flying has been so they've been pretty generous with some of these points programs.
-- the other -- you say it take cheap trips on a whim.
And I can guess that's just driving up that the number of miles you have.
Rick thanks for coming on tonight it's always a pleasure to show you how do you have a happy new year because -- so much.
-- happy new year happy new year.
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