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Daraius Dubash and Emily Jablon have earned and redeemed millions of airline miles and hotel points – most of which they acquired for free and without flying in airplanes or staying in hotels.

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At Restaurant Sant Pau Near Barcelona, Spain.  Daraius & Emily Used Miles to Travel for Free on Swiss Air to Europe

Million Mile Secrets shows time-starved folks how, they too, can acquire airline miles and hotel points, and travel very comfortably to see the world, for a fraction of what they would otherwise pay for such travels.

They believe everyone can use airline and hotel loyalty points to travel for free – whether it is a trip in First Class to Thailand or a family visit to grandma in Florida.

By reading Million Mile Secrets you will learn their secrets to fly for much less,  stay in wonderful hotels for much less, and rent cars for much less than retail price.

They have visited over 30 countries in 6 out of 7 continents, and have flown on International First Class (where tickets costs about $20,000 per ticket) to Europe, Asia, and the US, many times for virtually no money.  They use their expertise and specialized tools to help their blog readers and their families travel and experience the world like they never thought possible.

Emily in Lake Como, Italy

Emily Used her Miles to Visit Lake Como, Italy


As a former Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Daraius roamed the world, as an auditor for a Fortune 500 company, to ensure that rules, regulations, and policies were enforced.  He also prepared many tax returns as a volunteer with the AARP.

Daraius now uses his ability to interpret complicated airline rules and marketing promotions – honed from mastering complex accounting rules – to make the most of airline, hotel, and rental car promotions.

But Daraius believes using your miles and points to travel shouldn’t require a degree in Accounting!  That’s why they started Million Mile Secrets.  They present the information in a helpful way that anyone can understand.

Emily was a Project Manager for General Dynamics (a Fortune 100 Company) and completed her MBA in 2014. She has worked in the Operations divisions of 2 publicly traded companies.

Busy people don’t have time to study the constantly changing deals, strategies, and requirements.  That’s why Million Mile Secrets only has the best offers and most relevant news, including their easy-to-follow analysis that has earned the trust of over 16,000 loyal readers.

Daraius has worked in the Finance, Auditing & Global Marketing divisions of Fortune 500 companies.  He has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a Master’s in Engineering Management from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.

News outlets such as The New York Times, CNN, and Business Insider call upon Daraius and Emily for their expertise at Big Travel with Small Money.

You Dont Have To Pay To Upgrade To An Overwater Bungalow In Bora Bora

Miles and Points Can Get you an Overwater Villa at the InterContinental Thalasso Bora Bora

In his spare time, Daraius loves to plan his future travels and plot how to increase their stash of miles and points (currently over 3 million).  He loves listening to classical music, reading non-fiction (history and biography), eating good ethnic food, and taking long walks.

Emily loves to Latin dance, listen to music, spend time with friends, and help plan future trips.

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  1. Hi Darius,

    Having opened numerous cards, I have about $100,000 available credit on credit cards.

    I just signed up for the AMEX blue cash card. In addition to the cash back bonus, I also have an introductory rate of 0% until July 2016.

    If I charge up $10,000 (10% of my credit line limit), do you think this will look bad as I apply for other credit cards every 3-4 months? I’m thinking I should be ok since it seems it’s ok to use up to 20% utilization as far as a credit score is concerned.

    Thanks for your advice.

  2. Hi Darius, I’m hoping you can clarify a few questions regarding reward seats on alliances and partner airlines. Aer Lingus is not part of an alliance but is a partner with British Airways. I found a flight on Aer Lingus that will work great for my travel plans next year. I currently have points/miles with American Airlines, American Express Rewards, Starwood points and several others. I’m not sure whose award chart I should be looking at. Most of the points/miles I have can be transferred to British Airways but I thought they charged fairly high fees and surcharges.
    Can you point me in the right direction so that I can hunt for a business class seat on Aer Lingus? Thanks for all of your help, Joyce

  3. I noticed you aren’t tagging your interviews with other bloggers. I really like reading these though. Where can I go to see all the interviews you’ve done and catch up on them? Also there was one about a guy who likes to dress nice and got married using his points to pay for a lot (at least on his blog) I want to search your site for it but these interviews are just buried in the pile of articles?

  4. Would you look at and discuss the credit cards offered by PenFed.
    Although this credit union is supposed to be restricted to members of the US Armed Forces, it can be accessed via the National Military Families Association, for which membership is only $15 annually.

    I have looked at the PenFed credit cards, and although they do not offer huge sign-up bonuses, in many cases they offer far more miles per dollar than those you have so far posted.

  5. Hi Darius, Thanks again for responding to my questions so quickly.

    I understand that when I get approved for a credit card and meet the spending requirements I will receive the bonus, I have received many over the years. To clarify my question, I was referring to the fact that how can I be sure that I will receive it, if I have used the card for a spending bonus in the past and then cancelled it 2 years ago, let’s say. I just want to be sure that I have been given the card and will receive the bonus prior to spending the money to reach it.

    is it one of those thing where you just have to call to confirm? I don’t see anything in the approval notification that acknowledges that a bonus is possible.


  6. Hi Daraius & Emily,

    Separate question. I’m looking at booking a couple awards flights to Europe. I have enough saved up with AA and Chase Rewards to be able to book a couple different possible airline options (probably business there and coach return) for 2. I’m starting in NYC, so options are pretty good for flights. I’ve used ITA and AA online tool, but dont’ see how I can book a stayover (i.e. a few days in south of france, then a flight to Barcelona, then back to US) in Europe without additional miles. Am I missing something or did I mistake what’s possible with different airlines? Can this be done online or does it have to be done with a phone call? Also, if I will be flying again in a couple weeks upon my return flight in the US, can I also book a stayover online in NYC before going on to the next location?

    Thanks again, I enjoy your work,


  7. Targeted Offer – Chase is Southwest Premier Card with 50K Points (after 2K Spend in 3 Months) and $100 Credit (after 1st Swipe). I received this offer this morning in my email.

    Earn 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account2 with the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card1. This bonus offer is available to you as long as you have not received a new Cardmember bonus for this product in the past 24 months. $99 Annual Fee applied to your first billing statement.

  8. Hi Darius and Emily,
    I’m sure this is a really dumb question but can you tell me how to view the most recent comments and replies without having to scroll through the 5000+ earlier posts.?
    Thanks for sharing your valuable knowledge, Joyce

  9. I haven’t seen a post about this so I thought I’d share. I just got a letter saying my Lounge Club membership tied to my Chase Ink account is ending. It’s valid until my current membership expires and not being renewed.

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