Here’s a list posts that explain the basics of travel hacking.
- Credit Card Sign-up Bonuses - This is probably the easiest way to gather airline miles.
- Credit Score Basics – If you going to apply for the big sign-up bonus credit cards, you should understand how your credit score works.
- Free Credit Score Web Sites – This post talks about how you can get an idea of what your credit score is for free.
- Booking Hotels at a Discount – This post talks about my favorite sites for booking hotels at a discount.
- Priceline Bidding Strategy – This post talks about how you can increase the number of times that you can bid on a hotel in one day (thus helping you get the lowest price).
Planning a Vacation
- Trip Planning – This post talks about how I go about planning a vacation.
- BJ’s Wholesale Travel Discounts – Check out this site to find discount codes for travel.
- Bumping – Some people don’t want to be bumped for a flight – I’m not one of those people. This is an easy way to get free money for travel.
- Redeeming Mile Basics
- Redeeming Mile Bascs Part 2
- How to Keep Your Miles from Expiring
- Open Jaws and One Ways – I focus on American Airlines, but this strategy can be used on many of the airlines.
- The Magic of a Stopover – I focus on American Airlines, but this strategy can be used on many of the airlines.
One World Alliance Travel (American Airlines, British Airways and others)
- Planning a Trip on a oneworld Partner and Planning a Trip on a oneworld Airline
- American Airlines – Redeeming American Airlines Miles, Redeeming AA miles for an All Airline Award, Redeeming AA miles for oneworld Awards, AA redemption to South America with Hawaii Tack On, Example Redemption of South America with Hawaii Tack On and Reduced Mileage Awards.
- British Airways – Best Use of British Airways Miles and British Airways Award Redemption
- My Favorite Non-travel Deal Sites – I love Woot and Slickdeals for non-travel deals.