Ian Snyder

After igniting his passion for award travel while planning his honeymoon, Ian now enjoys using points and miles to see the world with his wife and three internationally adopted kiddos. He loves dissecting loyalty programs to find maximum value. His goal is to demonstrate that extraordinary travel is possible for the ordinary family.
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Huge Value Is Possible When Maximizing The United Excursionist Perk

The United Excursionist Perk is a fantastic feature of MileagePlus. Here we explore what you can do when maximizing the United Excursionist Perk.

Best Uses of Emirates Miles: Leveraging Chase’s Newest Partner

Chase recently added another airline partner and I figured I'd take a look at the best uses of Emirates miles to see what value the Skywards program holds.

5 Of The Cheapest International First Class Flights Using Miles

Cheapest International First Class Flights On Miles Flying true international first class is a real treat. I will always remember my first time flying United...

Are Turkish Airlines Star Alliance Awards No Longer Bookable?

After booking a few awards with Turkish Miles & Smiles, I'm having issues. Now I'm wondering are Turkish Airlines Star Alliance awards no longer bookable?

Stopover Magic: How To Book Two Trips For The Price Of One!

Looking for some advanced ways to get the most out of your miles? Here is a guide on how to book stopovers to get two trips for the price of one!

Here Are The 5 Best Ways to Use Avianca LifeMiles

Best Ways to Use Avianca LifeMiles - Our Top 5 Avianca LifeMiles are one of my favorite loyalty currencies. Maybe I need to qualify that...

Turn 1 Flight Into 2 or 3! The Best Airline Miles For Booking Stopovers

Best Airline Miles For Booking Stopovers Ever visited or considered visiting multiple destinations on one trip? We certainly have. In some cases this has meant...