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As frequent flier miles.
And if you do how do you know.
How best to use them there's a new study that reveals that 73%.
Earn miles have no idea how many miles they have -- most airlines want to keep it that way.
Here's why why is founder of the points guide dot com Brian.
Kelly Brian nice to see this morning.
Nice to be here.
Numbers are staggering you're 67% of Americans collect these miles and collect them like.
School for the -- corn for the winter.
I'm and that's what we do we -- like squirrels we forget where we've -- them right 27% of which admit to letting them expire they never know about them.
It's just absolutely stunning and and the worst offenders are actually eighteen to 29 year old and you would think.
You know if -- in the tech savvy generation would know how to track them with someone apps but they they bring up the rear in that aspect.
About finally Bryant even when you know how many miles you've got and you try to use them the airlines don't make it that easy -- -- are -- airlines on some level trying.
To keep us from using -- -- -- Absolutely went miles expire that's like cash in their pocket you know the airlines have to account for the all the outstanding program -- miles us liabilities so.
You know when people redeem them for really bad redemptions like you know newspapers and magazines instead of -- for those first class flights.
They're making money on it so it can be tricky but their -- -- to get around it OK so let's talk about some ways to get around some of these hurdles and speed -- did you -- at a certain portals like if you wanna fly on.
United or something use your points you know just go to united dot com you've got to go to other places so how can you be aware of where to go to find these points.
That's a thing these things are not even frequent flier programs I really think of them as frequent spender program so even if you've got only a couple thousand miles -- -- united account.
You know you can actually bank a ton of miles just by waking up all your credit debit cards with -- dining programs.
Shopping through those online shopping port also every single dollar you spend on line.
You can get not only the miles from using your credit card but also for shopping for -- also.
You know I have them all listed on the beginners guide on my website and people always get overwhelmed at first but once you put a strategy in place the the -- start -- up pretty quickly.
You also have a good suggestion for how week ten keep track.
Of our miles on all the disparate airlines which we do.
Exactly so instead of having a piece of paper with a million different accounts and passwords you can actually sign up for free services like award wallet dot com -- -- it.
They're geared towards travelers and not only will they -- your miles but if they're gonna expire the watches and do you know before the airlines do if the airlines even do.
You know that -- minute manager flight reservations so you have -- delay.
They'll send you an email update often before the airline does that they're good free tools help it manage all your points of miles in one place.
So check out -- -- wallet dot com trumpet as an app that I use all the time it's fantastic and also check out.
The points guy dot com your website so people can sign up and are actually start racking up some of these points and not turning the back over the -- that's -- Brian Kelly thanks so much.
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