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  1. Tom Green

    Tom Green Silver Member

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    As a newby, I think this site rocks. I sign up in about 6 seconds thru facebook and then I go to the forums and see a newby forum with all my questions answered. Wow. Your UI is superb too. Well done dev team.
     
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  2. Million Mile Secrets

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    Welcome to MilePoint!

    I completely agree with you. Unlike other sites where the user interface is seldom considered, MilePoint has a terrific user interface and I'm sure there were lots of usability studies completed, since good design doesn't just happen by itself.
     
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  3. Tom Green

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    thanks! Had a quick look at your site. Looks cool. Can't wait to dig in a bit more and learn some tips I didn't know about. What is your #1 tip toward earning 1 million miles. I want to take my family to Europe and figure I'll need to earn 300k to 400k points in the next 2 or 3 years.
     
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    Welcome to MP!

    Good news is that your goal to earn at least 300K miles in the next few years is very doable! In fact, that can be accomplished even if you never take a single flight.

    That said, if you do plan on flying the best way to rack up miles comes after achieving a status level that automatically multiplies your earned mileage.

    Otherwise & likely even more important is accumulating miles through promotions & airline/hotel/other partner activity all of which is reported & discussed in detail here & in popular blogs.

    Have fun & let the obsession begin!
     
  5. miles and smiles
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    Welcome Tom Green.

    You could earn 300K in a few months, though it's fine to take your time, find the best deals that are easiest for you and build those accounts. Lots of good info and lots of places for interaction and fun. Enjoy!
     
  6. Million Mile Secrets

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    The number one way I earn miles is through credit card sign-up bonuses. But as others have said, do your research first and then apply for credit card with high sign up bonuses (the 2 AA 75K miles cards, Chase Sapphire Preferred with a 50K bonus etc.)

    In general, applying for credit cards may lower your score between 3 to 8 points, but will depend on your specific situation. And if you're applying for a big loan (mortgage, equity, student etc.), I'd recommend no credit card applications for 2 years, since your credit inquiries show up on your credit report for 2 years.

    The US Air Grand Slam promotion may also be a good way to pick up some miles on the cheap.
     
  7. I am too newbie here and find this site so good. Now i am going inside this community interesting section, where i found much availability of this community member and interesting discussion started by them. I will see you there.
     
  8. sobore
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    :)Welcome Tom Green and akhil010! You'll be expert contributors in no time!
     
  9. cennas
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    Welcome to MP Tom Green and Akhil010! Enjoy your stay here.

    I agree, MP user interface is really great. Although I would love it more if it had more smileys :p
     
  10. miles and smiles
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    Just import them from the web
    21.gif 38.gif 41.gif 46.gif 65.gif
     
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  11. cennas
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    ahh...right! didn't think that it was possible...thanks!
     
  12. miles and smiles
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    We can bring in pictures, videos, icons and more. So many possibilities here. Enjoy the possibilities.
     
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  13. cennas
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    this is why I love MP more and more each day! :)
     
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  14. jbcarioca
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    Welcome to you both! You are expressing some of the reasons why we are so addicted to milepoint. Several others have mentioned some non-flyng ways to get lots of miles. The flying ones work too, and there are often special promotions with double, even triple, miles for going to specific destinations, often ones that are new to the company.

    Have fun!
     
  15. Gaucho
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    This is a great site... how is the mobile app... still havent used it much.
     
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  16. ACMM
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    I love the mobile app. I find I am on MP more as a result in more convenient locations.

    Given I use it from my iPhone, the auto spell check is great. Also I find the subscriptions nice. I do not use them on my laptop but find them very useful here.

    [Sent from my milePoint enabled iPhone]
     
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    Tom Green, welcome to MilePoint.

    Besides reading this website, don't forget to read the blogs. Million Mile Secrets linked a blog in his signature above. Read it. Shameless self-promotion and disclaimer... he featured a blog entry on me on August 31. :cool:

    Also read www.frugaltravelguy.com and www.thepointsguy.com
    They're posted at www.boardingarea.com Good places to supplement your education about miles and points. :cool:
     
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  18. cennas
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    I downloaded the iPad app on my GF's iPad, only have used it once though. Maybe I'm not too familiar yet, but I found the functionality to be a bit restrictive, like no "Likes" function, etc.
     
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  19. ACMM
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    There is indeed the ability to LIKE a post. On any post in the top right hand corner you will see a down arrow. Click on that to get options including the ability to quote and like a post.

    [Sent from my milePoint enabled iPhone]
     
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  20. ACMM
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    An additional feature for subscribed forums. If you click on edit in the top right hand corner you can reorder the list by clicking in he three horizontal bars on the right hand side of a forum and dragging its position.

    [Sent from my milePoint enabled iPhone]
     
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  21. cennas
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    Thanks, just tried this and it worked! :)
     
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    Welcome to MP! We love this site too! It really rocks!:)
     
  23. ACMM
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    Hope you continue to enjoy milePoint. :)

    [Sent from my milePoint enabled iPhone]
     
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  24. cennas
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    without question :)
     
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  25. ACMM
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    Gotta 'like' that post :)

    [Sent from my milePoint enabled iPhone]
     
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