Age is no barrier to becoming frequent flyer savvy is the overwhelming opinion of our members this week. One newbie queries whether it is worthwhile embarking upon the frequent flyer journey at retirement age, given that the normal business-type advantages will not apply. Our members are resolute in their (somewhat bias!) response of “Yes”! This retiree undertakes approximately one overseas trip per year together with about six domestic flights and queries whether a FF membership and the loyalty required is economically viable or if purchasing the best fare of the day is a better strategy.
One member shares that the majority of their benefits were achieved post retirement and flying in the front of the plane has been of considerable benefit to them.
One member suggests undertaking an AFF crash course by reading old threads to work out the best methods of accruing points for the individual based on types of spending done. Working out the best way to accrue points without altering your normal spending patterns is the trick in ensuring a frequent flyer account is viable according to one member’s sage advice. Anther notes that being a member does not require you travel exclusively with one airline and taking advantage of specials on low cost carriers remains open to you despite your membership.
The use of an award-friendly credit card will also assist and by having your credit card linked to your frequent flyer account, necessary spending such as bills, food and entertainment will result in automatic accrual of points without any effort at all.
Our newbie retiree JoyV is extremely happy with our member’s useful hints and friendly words of wisdom. We look forward to hearing about JoyV’s frequent flyer success!
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