Hopefully this has given you a general overview as to what is possible with miles and points, and how to get started.
To bring this full circle, remember the two couples we talked about earlier, who were planning a trip to Europe?
Given what we’ve learned, does it make more sense how they’d be able to fund a luxury trip for just a fraction of what they might otherwise spend?
If so, you have the basics down, and are well on your way to accomplishing your travel goals!
So What Is Next?
From here, you’ll want to keep collecting miles, learning about the various programs, and ultimately how best to redeem all these points! There’s a ton of vocabulary and jargon, and it’s okay if you don’t pick up on everything right away.
Like any hobby, the more effort you put into learning about miles and points, the more rewards you’ll earn. In addition to reading this blog (and others – there are great resources out there), I’d suggest digging in to the forums on FlyerTalk and MilePoint, interacting with other readers, and seeking out opportunities to upgrade your travel experience.
It won’t necessarily come together all at once, and does take some work.
The important thing is to keep on dreaming, strategizing, and collecting – one mile at a time 😉 .