by Alice Shaffer
As professional nannies, we often live in other states from our families, so traveling home can be costly. I have had many frequent flyer mile accounts and credit card deals for acquiring the miles, but have in the past three years converted to a cash back credit card. I have been looking at airfare to various locations and things are not getting better in the price department. I have no miles left on my Delta or United accounts, as I cashed them in for a First Class ticket to Seattle back in August to visit my first born nephew. I loved flying first class! I loved that I had finally “cashed” in my miles for a flight that was more than $300.00. Now, though I am looking to flying to Hawaii in the spring with my family and wish I had some of those miles back for a ticket. I was so happy to see a posting from PT MONEY blog, titled “The Beginner’s Guide to Getting Free Airline Miles”. I really enjoyed what PT had to say in this article. There are great resources for various deals on the airlines, as well as other options for getting “miles” through things that are not credit cards.
He does however state and I completely back him on this:
As you can see, it’s pretty easy to get a free flight by signing up for a card. Of course, you have to weigh the many factors when making this decision. For example: do you even need a card? is that particular airline at my local airport? can you afford the small ding to your credit score for the credit inquiry? can you justify the annual fee?