Wow, the first entry and I am extremely excited to introduce Point Me to the Plane to the world. My name is Adam and I’m a consultant at a New York based company. Travel has always been a passion for me and points and miles are the currency that allows me to explore the world from a comfortable business class seat and a luxurious hotel room. While I may actually pay for flight and hotel costs associated with my frequent international business travel, point collection continues to fuel my personal travel obsession.
In order to prevent those less obsessed co-workers from squandering their point collection opportunities, I started a weekly email to update colleagues on upcoming promotions, maximize their points, assist with redemptions, and provide air, hotel, and sightseeing advice. The email distribution has quickly expanded to family and friends. My hope is to transition the weekly email content into a series of daily blog entries.
The blog will provide a young professional’s perspective on the latest point offers, industry news, and redemption opportunities. Trip reports will be unique in that local colleagues in each country introduce me to restaurants, bars, clubs, and sights, providing a culturally diverse and non-touristy experience.
Why blog? With earned elite status across all three alliances and the largest hotel chains, I ensure that I am always up to date with the latest offers and news. I often receive advanced notification directly from the loyalty programs, which I’d love to share with the blog readers. In terms of travel experiences, the goal was to hit 30 countries prior to my 30th birthday…at 65 I’ve more than doubled that! Finally, award redemption assistance has always been one of the most common requests from colleagues, family, and friends and I receive daily experience with the frustrations that go along with securing the ideal award. Similar to Gary and Lucky, I had to create a website in order to organize and prioritize the numerous requests and I now manage Juicy Miles – www.juicymiles.com.
Looking forward to earning, sharing, and traveling together!