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The Newbie’s Guide To Frequent Flier Programs – Part 1

July 25, 2011 • By

Newbie’s guide

I love to travel.  But, when you factor in the outrageous ticket prices, ridiculous junk fees, charges for checked baggage and in some instances…… carry on bags……… you will be broke before you reached your destination.  I say it’s high time for consumers to fight back!  One of the best ways to accomplish this is through the religious accumulation of Frequent Flier miles through an airline’s FF program.

What is a Frequent Flier (FF) program?

A Frequent Flier program is an airline’s loyalty program which rewards its members for their continued patronage.  Essentially, it gives the passenger a chance to earn a mile in kind for every mile that they fly on an airline.  Earn enough miles and you will eventually be able to book a free (with the exception of booking fees and taxes) domestic or international trip!  Today’s FF programs have gone through many changes over the years; so much so that you can actually earn miles without flying at all!READ MORE