We're all miles addicts (come on, you're on this board). So how did that happen? When and how did you discover FT or MP? Me first. I was smart enough to sign up FFP back in the days, but I didn't really do anything about it. I had my first op-up on NWA, and that got me hooked. Back when there is no internet, I'd called their 800# to check my miles. And poured over the monthly account statements. But I had no idea about alliances, or redemption or elite status. I thought I'd never flew enough to redeem a coach ticket . One day in late 90s, I clicked around to look for flight bonus. And I found WebFlyer. Then clicked onto their MR forum. I had to do a double-take, re-reading it over and over. I can't believe people will fly solely for miles. I can't believe there are so many people like me who loved miles. I can't believe I can get miles while not flying. I can't believe I can actually fly F for free. And I still can't believe this is legal. As Charlie Sheen said, "Winning, duh!".