I’ve flown all of the major (and many minor) airlines, including every international first class cabin.
I write all my own content; no ghostwriters at OMAAT!
14 years (and counting) of daily blogging add up.
Meet the OMAAT Team
Tiffany Funk is a passionate traveler who has visited over 80 countries, and lived abroad on multiple occasions. Tiffany is one of the world’s top experts on airline award travel, and speaks at conferences worldwide to educate business and leisure travelers on frequent flyer programs and maximizing their points. Her posts offer a different perspective on earning miles, tricks for balancing multiple household accounts, and break down the basics of redeeming miles for aspirational travel — whatever those aspirations may be!Read articles from Tiffany
- Airport: Long Beach Airport (LGB)
- Destination: Oman
- Lounge: Swiss First Class Lounge Zurich (ZRH)
Jordan is a lifelong aviation enthusiast who loves mixing adventure travel with luxury travel. He has backpacked through much of Asia, Europe, and South America. He enjoys traveling slowly and getting to know a place from a local’s perspective, and now focuses on exploring more exotic destinations. Through PointsPros he likes connecting with people and learning about their travel desires, then working together to achieve them!Read articles from Jordan
- Airport: Doha International Airport
- Destination: Indonesia
- Lounge: The Pier
Jamal is an avid miles and points collector, (former) mini shampoo collector, enjoys scuba diving, high thread count sheets, a good game of pickleball, and travels about 200,000 miles per year.Read articles from Jamal
- The Platinum Card® from American Express
- Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card
- World of Hyatt Credit Card
A frequent traveler for both business and pleasure, Steph strives to maximize her “workcations” whenever possible. Whether she is traveling to the far reaches of Sierra Leone or the depths of New Jersey, she does her best to maintain a sense of adventure and a sense of humor.Read articles from Steph
- The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
- Chase Sapphire Reserve®
- Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card
Andrew’s work as a government employee has forced him to learn to find humor in every situation, which he believes is the key to enjoying travel. An aviation geek who had never flown in a premium cabin prior to winning a trip to Finland from One Mile at a Time, Andrew now uses miles, points, and elite status to up his globe trekking game. His favorite animal is the golden retriever.Read articles from Andrew
- Airport: Hong Kong Airport (HKG)
- Destination: Tokyo, Japan
- Lounge: Cathay Pacific “The Pier” Hong Kong (HKG)
Travis has been playing in the world of miles and points for over a decade. At one time or another he has held status on just about every major domestic airline and hotel program. He has visited all 50 US states and over 50 countries. Nowadays he travels almost exclusively with his wife and three young children.Read articles from Travis
- Citi Prestige® Card
- Brex Cash
- New United Quest℠ Card
Kate’s a lawyer based in Calgary, Alberta. Originally from Newfoundland, she was bit by the travel bug as a student and managed to squeeze three international exchanges into her university experience. These days, when she’s not in court, she’s sharing the world with her husband and two sons, aged 5 and 7. She’s pleased to bring a Canadian perspective to the travel game.Read articles from Kate
- American Express Cobalt™ Card
- About One Mile at a Time
- American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card
Mike has two young daughters and an insatiable appetite for travel. Thankfully, miles and points help make family adventures much more affordable. When he’s not obsessing over his points balances, Mike is playing with his kids, enjoying the Arizona sunshine or watching hockey and football.Read articles from Mike
- Airport: Los Angeles Tom Bradley International Terminal [LAX]
- Destination: Spain
- Lounge: Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai [DXB]
Nick brings the perspective of the infrequent but savvy traveler who finds that getting there is actually less than half the fun, but you might as well fly business class on the way and get a good night’s sleep. Despite a relatively sparse portfolio of flown miles and hotel stays per year that would never otherwise qualify for status, Nick manages to leverage credit cards, promotions and points to secure elite status and increase his chances for that sought-after upgrade.Read articles from Nick
- Airport: Washington National (DCA)
- Destination: Tokyo
- Lounge: Cathay Pacific “The Wing” Hong Kong (HKG)
As an independent company, it’s important to us to be as transparent as we can about how we make money, what inspires our content, and anything else that informs our perspective. While many of our competitors have multi-billion-dollar parent companies with the associated corporate “standards”, we recognize that the thriving community of readers is a big part of the magic of OMAAT.
We take that trust seriously, and you can read more about our approach to ethics here.
I’m grateful every day for the life I have, and while I’ve of course worked hard for it, I also recognize the huge advantage I’ve had in having parents who were supportive of my ideas (and my sexuality), being exposed to travel and different ways of life from a young age, and taking advantage of programs that allowed me to graduate from college without any debt.
And so in both my personal giving, and in what we do through the blog, I try to focus on giving to organizations and causes that help put a thumb on the scale for people who don’t have the same access to opportunities. Getting a little push or extra support can make a huge difference in terms of what a person can ultimately accomplish.
- Our core partner is One Tree Planted, which works with local communities around the world to repair and restore native environments by planting trees, while providing an economic boost. OMAAT and our readers have funded the planting of over 15,000 trees in 2020 alone!
- As part of our efforts to support equality, and acknowledge the comparative head start our access and privilege has given us, we also contribute to the Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund. The fund provides access to therapists and other mental health services to Black women and girls, which seems exceptionally important given how traumatic things are for so many right now.
I love to talk about miles and points with anyone who will listen, and have been cited as a travel expert in various publications.
I am available for interviews and appearances, and am happy to speak on:
- Airline industry and aviation news
- Frequent flyer programs
- Redeeming miles and awards
- Best travel credit cards
Please send media and press inquiries to [email protected]
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I love meeting blog readers and other frequent travelers, but don’t have any speaking events scheduled at present. If you see me in an airport or lounge, please say hello!