Million Mile secrets reader, Amol, emailed:
I am an occasional business traveler. I have yet to collect enough points to redeem for award travel. Do you need to travel more frequently to make use of award miles?
And reader Marie, commented:
Do you have tips for someone wanting to book award travel, but doesn’t have credit cards that earn miles? I travel internationally at least 3 to 5 times a year in addition to domestic travel.
The easiest and fastest way to get enough frequent flyer miles for award travel is to sign-up for credit cards with big bonuses.
But some folks like to get their feet wet with award travel before jumping into collecting credit card miles & points.
If you’re like readers Amol and Marie, you might have a few miles saved up from paid travel, but not enough to book your next trip. Although it helps, you don’t have to fly more frequently or get new credit cards to collect enough miles for an award flight.
Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses Are the Easiest Way to Earn Miles for Award Travel. But There Are Many Other Ways to Save Miles to Book a Trip!
I’ll share 5 ways you can collect miles other than sign-up bonuses!