Frequent flyer points open the door to a world of opportunities, including free flights and flight upgrades. But for some, the complexity of earning and burning points is too much hassle to make it all worthwhile.

One member was recently told by a colleague that they must be rich because they often travel in premium cabins. This member tried to explain how frequent flyer points – not wealth – have helped them to travel more often and in better comfort. But after just a couple of minutes, this colleague gave up as it “sounds like too much work”.

Many of our members have had similar experiences trying to explain their use of points to friends and family. While many wish that they could travel more and spend less doing so, it can be easy to get stuck trying to understand how it all works.

Our members can well and truly attest to the fact that, contrary to popular belief, flying for (almost) free is possible! There are countless stories on the forum from members that are now able to travel better than they ever imagined prior to learning about frequent flyer points.

Even if you don’t fly often, earning frequent flyer points doesn’t have to be difficult. For example, credit card sign-up bonuses make it easy to earn hundreds of thousands of points for very little outlay. These points can then be used to fly all over the world.

While trying to understand the complexities of frequent flyer programs can require a little hard work, one member quips that flying Economy is also hard work. So, why fly Economy if you don’t have to?

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(P.S. If you’re struggling to get your head around the complex world of frequent flyer points yourself, you may benefit from the comprehensive training or Award Flight Assist service offered by Frequent Flyer Solutions!)


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Matt Graham
The editor of Australian Frequent Flyer, Matt's passion for travel has taken him to over 60 countries… with the help of frequent flyer points, of course!
Matt's favourite destinations (so far) are Germany, Brazil, New Zealand & Kazakhstan. His interests include economics, aviation & foreign languages, and he has a soft spot for good food and red wine.

You can contact Matt at [email protected]