Now that summer is nearly over, you can start planning for next year's big vacation by racking up airline miles. We spoke with one expert who scored 250,000 miles in a 12-month period by opening just three cards. But his strategy isn't for everyone.



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melbournebeach

The airlines should allow passenger 150 free pounds of weight and then you pay for each additional pound you weigh so the fat people would pay more and get an extra seat if they needed it instead of crowding others.

September 18 2011 at 10:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
melbournebeach

I fly first class but even there are people up in first class that smell like goats dressed in their PJ's

September 18 2011 at 10:49 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
melbournebeach

I wish the airlines would just raise their prices and get the bus people back on the bus where they belong.

September 18 2011 at 10:48 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
thagrus

Airline miles or POINTS I need cash instead.sorry points and miles dont cut it.

September 18 2011 at 10:17 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
thagrus

Sorry folks I dont need airline miles its to much of a hassle to fly these days and flying has lost its appeal.

September 18 2011 at 10:15 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
dabrownman

Best way to get airline miles? Be a convicted Islamic airline hijacker , now paroled, and tell the airline that you will promise not to fly on their airline for free miles on one of their competitors airline instead?

September 16 2011 at 5:51 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Common Sense

Open cards and get the points, wait for the high mileage one that come over the course of the year.

How is this for a tip.... You can be a millionaire if you save until you get a million dollars. Budget your money and save everything you can. Thanks to the article. I forgot I had common sense.

September 16 2011 at 4:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jeff B

Nothing is free. It will cost you somewhere, somehow.

September 16 2011 at 3:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jimmy

What a useless tip - let's advocate opening credit cards to get free miles only worth 2 international upgrades.
How is this responsible money management.

September 16 2011 at 2:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Emilio Paletta

Of course like so many saving's hints offered on AOL, they conveintly omited the fact, that after the first year, there is a
$ 95 dollar annual fee. Buyer beware, "There's no such thing as a free ride."

September 16 2011 at 1:17 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply