- USING a credit card that is associated with an airline e.g. AMEX/DELTA you earn miles that add up pretty quickly. Not only do you earn miles when you travel, but you earn miles when you use the card on ongoing transactions like groceries and gas. CAUTION: Pay your credit card off every month or you will nullify the benefits you are achieving using the card to SAVE MONEY by paying the interest and fees the credit card charges.
- JOINING the airlines frequency program allows you to start earning miles right away. No harm in joining multiple carrier's programs.
- BOOKING online almost always yields a less expensive ticket. Be careful though, you will have to own any mistakes that are made. Look at the airport codes carefully. I once wanted to go to San Francisco and ended up booking online a ticket going to San Diego. I had to re ticket at my expense! Yikes.
In any case, happy travels. See you at some airport perhaps!!