Hi there! Shy newb but here goes. I'd like to do SFO-BOM roundtrip premium fare sometime in Dec-Jan. No airline preference, dates flex. The main purpose is getting a lie flat seat for a decent duration. That looks like approx 150k in miles. I am willing to pay up to the equivalent of econ ticket price (1k-ish) in fees, etc to do so. I need to know if there is a realistic targeted strategy to get there from ground zero in miles/points from now? What do you recommend? If this winter is too aggressive, then how long am I looking at to accrue for a premium fare from US to India? I'd like to visit family again and its a long haul I've done a few times before. I really would like to go for comfort on the overnight this time, and a decent meal wouldn't hurt. So far I am a single traveler. Its possible I may have a companion, and I may add on a connected trip to SE Asia. But for the sake of the question, I'd like to assume the original itinerary from above unless its relevant for more effective hacking. Long term I would like to take a couple of domestic trips and/or an international annually at very little cost, econ is (mostly) fine. I reviewed the basic ideas of travel hacking some time ago but only seriously started thinking of jumping on it. I have good credit, pay off my Amex Everyday consistently, hold approx 1k in expenses on that card per month. Not much more I can do in terms of transferring more bills. I do not have any other rewards cards and about 25k UA miles. I lose understanding of how to seriously accrue more points after the initial cc rewards offers without some major manufactured spending. That seems intimidating to a newb if you need 100k+ miles a year and you have no reimbursable business expenses.