Weiter gehts mit unserer Interview-Serie! Heute berichtet Tim von Points to be Made. Im Fokus von Tims Blog stehen alle Vielfliegerprogramme, die für uns Europäer von Interesse sein könnten. Tim erklärt unter Anderem, wo man günstig Tier Points sammelt (Stichwort: Tierpoint Run) oder wie man die sogenannte Maximum Permissible Mileage (MPM) auf einem Ticket ausreizt um damit für wenig Geld weiter fliegen zu können. Aber seht selbst, was Tim zu erzählen hat…
Hi Tim, let’s start with the name of your blog and where we can find it:
- Name: Points to be Made
- Website: pointstobemade.com or pointstobemade.boardingarea.com
- Twitter: @ptbmade
- Facebook: facebook.com/pointstobemade
In a few words, what does your blog focus on?
Airline, hotel and other programmes which are most commonly used by European residents.
When and how did you start learning about miles?
I first started with EVA Air’s programme around 20 years ago but started aggressively collecting around 6 years ago by doing my first American Airlines Platinum Challenge mileage run from London to Los Angeles in a weekend.
Most extreme/unique way you collected miles?
In 2012 just before the London Olympics, the Royal Mint were selling £5 souvenir coins for £5. I bought a large sum and paid off my credit card by depositing the coins at the bank the day after I received them, so gained the points at no cost.
What was your most memorable flight?
My first Cathay Pacific new business class experience – One evening I decided that I would head from London to Taiwan on the same day, but the only award flight I could find was at 11am departing from Paris. So I had 12 hours to find a way to get there. When I did arrive in the nick of time the AAdvantage centre had not issued my ticket yet because it was so soon after booking. It got sorted by calling their centre in South Africa (I think!) and the next thing I remember I was sipping champagne in their CDG lounge and then boarding the flight.
Out of all your own posts, which one is your favourite? Please share the link with us.
A very useful post for all, learning about Maximum Permissible Mileage: Making the most of MPM ticket surcharges
What is your favourite…
Airline: Etihad (they have really cool black and white striped blankets!)
Airport: Singapore Changi Airport
Frequent Flyer Program: American Airlines
Aircraft cabin: Cathay Pacific First Class