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  1. Anonymous

    Hi Ben,
    I think your blog and reviews are great! I read them all the time to help me make the right choices for premium travel.
    I am lucky enough to be in a job which enables me to enjoy business or first class travel, mainly from the UK to the Middle East. I’m a Gold member of the BA Exec Club and have been able to treat people and travel with them all over the world in first and business class using companion vouchers and points etc.
    However, I really want to get more out of it and crank it up a notch but getting free travel and earning the miles you do seems unachievable in the UK! How do I start to build it up and chase the miles like you do? I’ve loved travel and flying since I was a kid and I’m the ‘go to’ person amongst friends and family for luxury travel advice! But I need your advice – any tips on how I can enjoy this as more of a hobby to keep me flying regardless of the job?
    Thanks in advance for your help!
    Scott.

  2. Gaurav

    [USER=138]@scott[/USER], welcome. If you’ve been reading the blog a while you probably know that as Ben mentions, there is no “free” travel. It’s all a question of maximizing your experiences with a given budget. The majority of this hobby is played by maximizing credit card rewards in the US. If you have a US social security number or business tax ID you might be able to benefit from the offers here. The UK also has some reward based cards. This thread offers some resource suggestions:

    [URL]http://asklucky.onemileatatime.com/threads/any-tips-for-uk-based.5454/#post-13044[/URL]

    Good luck, this hobby is certainly addictive.

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