Scott Ford flies constantly, but he rarely pays for plane tickets. By getting bumped from flights, he has racked up so many travel vouchers and frequent flier miles that he spent all of 2011 on vacation without opening his wallet -- and he wants to share the secrets to his free travel success with everyone.
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.