How does milepoint works

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  1. sillybuoy

    sillybuoy New Member

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    Please tell about milepoint and the benefits.
     
  2. Sweet Willie
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    Sweet Willie Gold Member

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    welcome.

    Milepoint is a website that discusses travel, focusing on the points/miles earned from participating vendors (be it airlines, hotels, rental cars, credit cards).

    The benefit for you is the collective knowledge posted on this website by others on how to maximize earning & using those points/miles.
     
  3. ariosto

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    Travel the World for MUCH less $$$$
     
  4. Counsellor
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    Welcome to MilePoint, sillybuoy.

    To get a feel for how this works, you might want to read through the various forums that speak to things you're interested in, and feel free to ask questions or join in discussions. We try to be a friendly and helpful lot here, and for the most part succeed.

    If you run into a term or abbreviation (or acronym) you don't understand, highlight it with your cursor and an explanation should appear in a small box in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Many people refer to airports (or even cities) by their FAA Location Identifier, like MSP for Minneapolis - St. Paul. Some are intuitive, many are not (MSY for New Orleans, for instance) but again by using the cursor trick mentioned in the previous sentence, you can "break the codes" easily without having to stop and go to another site for information.

    A lot of basic information can be found in the wiki and the links it contains. Another part worth reading is the User Guide and Frequently Asked Questions section.

    The rules of the road here are mainly the golden rule - treat others as you would like to be treated. If you stick to that, you'll get along fine.
     
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  5. MSYgirl

    MSYgirl Gold Member

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    Welcome to MP! :)

    Here are some tips I posted in another thread. If you provide me with the programs you use or are interesting in using (hotels, airlines, your home airport, etc.), I can get the links for you.

     
  6. Terry Yap

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    Welcome to MP ! :)

    if you do have any questions on some of the things you've read, please feel free to ask. Lots of helpful folks and gurus (and founders) around who will be very happy to help ;)
     
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  7. flynow

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    Is definitely a site worth your time and educational of traveling knowledge . From people around the world!!!
     
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  8. Terry Yap

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    If you could elaborate a little more on what you hope to find out from MP, some members may be able to give you more specific advice...;)
     
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  9. satman40

    satman40 Gold Member

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    Ask a question, and no one will make fun of you....

    Like someplace else I know of.

    You will even get your question answered...if possible.
     
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  10. Terry Yap

    Terry Yap Gold Member

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    Yeah, knives are in short supply on MP, unlike....
     
  11. technologic_e7

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    Now this is the type of forum I've been lookin for. Hello everybody ;)
     
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  12. MSYgirl

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    Welcome to MP. :)
     
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    Hello and a big welcome to MP! :)
     
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  14. Terry Yap

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    Yup,many of us feel the same way, welcome!
     
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    Laladaa New Member

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    Hello , im a newbie. I just booking Etihad airline ticket flight from Bangkok to JFK. How can i use the benefit from MP? Thank you
     
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  16. MSYgirl

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    Welcome to MP. :)
     
  17. Terry Yap

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    Welcome to MP ! I'm not sure if i understood your question correctly. Various sub forums in MP discusses for example ways to maximise value or use of miles/points on travels, so the short answer could be the 'benefit' being knowledge from reading a subforum that is related to Etihad, for example :

    http://milepoint.com/forums/forums/other-airlines-middle-east-africa.108/
    :p
     
  18. jayhawkgal

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    Hello from glorious Scottsdale! I can already see the knowledge you have, and am excited to be a part of this wonderful community. My eyes or ??? cannot focus well enough to find how to post in a thread to enter for the ipad (which I desperately need after a major surgery that resulted in the loss of use of my right hand and arm). So I need a mentor or link. I love people and love to get deals and bargains.....so show me the way please.
    Jayhawkgal
     
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  19. gregm

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    Another benefit is maximizing your future travel experiences by members past experiences, good and bad! Welcome and enjoy.
     
  20. Terry Yap

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    And realise that both heavy and lighter travelers both do have opportunities to use miles and points and elite status wisely to offer yourself and loved ones ways to enjoy travels and hotels stays and lasting memories
     
  21. Counsellor
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    Welcome
    Welcome to MilePoint, jayhawkgal.

    As I understand it, the drawing will be held from all active members, so that post itself was sufficient to enter the drawing for the iPad.

    Don't stop now, though. Look around, ask questions, provide answers and recommendations, and you'll be more likely to have an enjoyable time here.
     

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