Travel Hacking

A curated mix of articles on travel hacking.

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Friday, Dec 6, 2019

Confessions of Failed Credit Card Rewards Hackers

There’s no shortage of stories highlighting how an enterprising credit card hacker used rewards to pay for their journey around the world. We’ve even shared our own enthusiastic experiences with cardholder benefits and travel rewards. But the pursuit of rewards doesn’t always lead to miles and smiles.

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

3 Strategies to Find Cheap Airfares, and One to Avoid

Tricks to save on airfare for travelers with time, and an adventurous spirit.

Friday, Nov 18, 2016

I am a UK cheap flight hacker, here to help you find cheap fares and learn some tricks! AMA!

I am a professional flight hacker, here to answer any questions and help you find cheap fares wherever you want to travel. I specialise on flight routes departing from UK and Ireland only, but I’ll do my best to assist all!

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016

You Can Save on Airfare (If You Know the Tricks)

You can save on airfare (if you know the tricks).

Monday, Feb 8, 2016

The Complete Guide for Booking the Cheapest Flights (Part I)

How many posts about booking cheap flights have you seen? If you’ve been wandering around the web in the past few years, chances are you stumbled into quite a few. You know what the problem is? If you read one, you read them all. Most of the posts out there are basically copy/pasted, paraphrased versions of the same basic, non-practical stuff. That’s why I finally decided enough is enough, and decided to compile a real, comprehensive & practical go-to-guide for booking the cheapest flights out there.

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016

The State of Frequent Flyer Miles in 2016

Whether the frequent flyer miles game seems to be historically rewarding, or in dire straits, depends on your perspective and time horizon. The game is different than it was 2 years ago, very different than it was 5 years ago, and orders of magnitude different than it was fifteen years ago.

Monday, Nov 30, 2015

When is a 'travel hack' unethical?

Nikolas Langes thought he knew every trick in the book for saving money on airline tickets. After all, he’s the founder of an online start-up called Tripdelta, which specializes in finding inexpensive fares. Turns out he didn’t. One day, he noticed a discrepancy between fares based on the currency used to pay. And then another.

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

37 rental cars - 2 days - 185,000 miles

This was going to be either a genius move or a miserable failure. Either way, I figured I’d at least end up with a good story. Back in June, Avis had a promotion offering 5000 EuroBonus miles per rental. What made this offer so special was that the terms and conditions clearly specified that it was valid for rentals of any length. Too good to be true?

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015

Up In The Air - Meet The Man Who Flies Around The World For Free

Last year, a young man walked into the Seattle airport and took the next flight to anywhere — and he hasn’t come down since.