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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… your site and it’s always the one I tell people about when they are starting out with miles. I’m helping a friend get from the U.S. To Switzerland. I’m curious what the best airline or partners to get there. Then I’ll help them get the best cards to get the miles they need. Thanks!

  2. michael gundersen

    Good evening,

    I am interested in starting to learn to churn but don’t really have a need for the airline miles per say as my wife is a flight attendant. We are interested more in using them for hotel stays and rental cars. We currently have a decent stash of Chase points accumulated and would like to add more, what is the best way to accumulate hotel points and is there a way you advise to keep track of them as they accumulate without losing track? I guess my question is how to stay organized with it all. Thanks so much and I look forward to learning!

  3. Hello Daraius! Could you do a post or list here all of the airlines that don’t assess fuel surcharges for award tickets? Thanks for all that you do.

  4. josh mackles

    Hi Darius, Again, regarding the Marriott points, if I understand the website correctly (, as a United Silver medallion member, 56,000 Marriott points will buy me 25,000 Mileage plus miles. (Although I also found this, which is a bit confusing: “Convert Marriott Rewards points to MileagePlus miles at a 20% discount.”)

    For those of us who are now locked out of earning United miles because of Chase’s newly instituted 5 card/2 year rule, and given Marriott’s the 50,000 (or 70,000) point card bonus offers, (depending on what link I follow), this seems like a great deal. Am I missing something?

    Regards, josh

  5. D: I opened US Airways personal card 1/15 and received notice that its being converted to AA Aviator MC. I also used to have the AA Platinum Select Visa closed last year. Would you agree that I can freely apply for the AA Platinum Select MASTERCARD without issue? Assume its a different product.

  6. Jan Barker

    I want to use miles to take myself and 4 others to Africa. I am overwhelmed! Who might you recommend to help me?

  7. Raj Panjabi


    My name is Raj Panjabi. I am a FF member with British Airways and have my entire family on the BA Household account. I would like to know what is your thought on the British Airways FF program and their household program. Also would like to know which airline FF program has a good household program. Currently we have 270K miles in our household account with BA and I would like to stick with BA to grow the miles but will entertain other airline FF household programs.

    Will await your reply.


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