How to begin?

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  1. Joris

    Joris Active Member

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    Hello all
    I'm new to the frequentflyer world.
    Can anyone tell me how to begin?
     
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  2. chrislacey
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    Hi @Joris and welcome to MilePoint! In order for our community to help you it would be helpful to know where you live, if you have an airline of choice, and how frequently you'll be traveling. Also, did you have any goals (e.g. I want to go to Australia on miles in Business class within 6 months)?
     
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    milchap Gold Member

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    Welcome to MP.
    Periodically, there are information sessions on accumulating miles on airlines. Do a MP search using words |
    "frequent traveller university" and see if this type of session can help you.
     
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  4. satman40

    satman40 Gold Member

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    You started viewing this board Aug 1, 2014, so now what do you want to accomplish.

    So hey, the world is a map, where are you going.,.,?

    It is up to you, and the only thing holding you back is the guy in your mirror .

    Success is plan..so what is your plan

    in making a decision as to which program to put your stays and spending, no one can say which program will be best for you except you.

    The above was a post a few days ago, and it still true today.
     
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  5. GenevaFlyer
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    Hi,

    Welcome aboard this fun journey.

    A few more questions for you:

    - If you travel for business, is there a chain that has more approved locations close to where you are going? (That's what got me started with Marriott)
    - Does your company have specific deals with certain airlines? (That's how I started with AF, and then expanded into Skyteam)
    - Do you have specific goals? (Example: Hilton is one of the best hotels in one of my destinations, so having status with them is a good thing for me)
    - Consider focusing on 1 airline alliance and 1 hotel chain at first. If you travel enough, select a secondary alliance and hotel program. If you travel all the time, consider status in the majors.
    - If you think you will be traveling for a while, look at the lifetime status requirements for each alliance or hotel program. Once you hit those, you can diversify further, or go back to the same program to enjoy the benefits.

    Cheers,

    GenevaFlyer
     
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  6. Wandering Aramean
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    Frequent Traveler University (FTU) is what you're looking for. :-:
     
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  7. Pizzaman
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    Yeah. As I recall, FFU brought up some strange ass translations.
     
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  8. satman40

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    When I started going to FTU, I had a million miles, it only took me 10 years plus to get the first million,

    One year after Seattle FTU, I had the second million., but then who is counting...
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  9. MrsGarp

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    From experience - get a good travel pillow. Make a plan on which stretches or walking down the aisles you'll do. Talk to your doctor about OTC pain meds for back or neck pain after flights.
    Source: two herniated discs from frequent travel.
     
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  10. Joris

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    At first I was exited to start but then I had almost no time somI forgot it.
    Thanks for your reply.

    Thanks all for the replies.:)
     
  11. Joris

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    My goal is to get gold at flyingblue.
     
  12. satman40

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    The hardest trip to earn, is the first one after that it gets easier, just like any good habit,
     
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    That sounds you're after status with AF, which is 40 segments or 40k miles flown.

    If status is what you're after you need to usually pay for the flights to earn the Elite Miles and continue to do so every year...
     
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