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Alex Miller

Founder & CEO

254 Published Articles

About Alex Miller

Alex has been traveling for over 25 years and he has his parents to thank for this. Born and raised in England (and living there until he was 27), from a young age Alex was lucky enough to set out on numerous family trips all over the world.

During university, where he studied Business & Management with Spanish, Alex studied abroad for a year in Alicante. After graduating in 2007, his passion jumped to another level when he and 5 friends visited 10 European countries in just 30 days — all on a shoestring budget.

This travel bug turned into a full-time obsession when Alex moved to America in 2011 after falling head-over-heels in love with Erin.

Alex has since earned tens of millions of travel points and miles, mainly through maximizing every opportunity to earn the most points possible on each dollar spent.

These points and miles have helped Alex to fly some of the most awarded international first-class products in the world, including Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, British Airways, Lufthansa, and more.

Alex is regularly called upon by mainstream publications to discuss travel and finance, including CNBCForbes, Fox BusinessFox NewsInsiderLonely PlanetThe New York Times, and The Washington Post.

Countries Visited: 34
U.S. States Visited: 29
Highest Hotel Status: Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite
Highest Airline Status:
Oneworld Gold
Favorite Airline Alliance: Oneworld
Favorite First Class:
Etihad Apartment (A380) and New Singapore Suites (A380)
Favorite Business Class: QSuite (A350)
Best Redemption Value: Our Around the World Trip — 611k miles for $55,000+ of value
Favorite Type of Points: Chase Ultimate Rewards
Top 3 Cards in Wallet: Chase Sapphire Reserve®, Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card, and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express

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Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite

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Etihad Apartment (A380) and New Singapore Suites (A380)

QSuite (A350)

Our Around the World Trip — 611k miles for $55,000+ of value

Chase Ultimate Rewards

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States With the Biggest Increase in Credit Scores During COVID-19

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The Most Kid-friendly U.S. Airports [2023 Data Study & Survey]

While flying with kids can be an exciting adventure for the whole family, it can also present unique challenges for everyone involved. As parents, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey for our little ones is a top priority, even within…

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The Most and Least Affordable Airlines for Flying First Class [2023 Data Study]

Extra legroom, preflight service, and complimentary beer and wine are just a few of the enticing reasons why travelers are willing to splurge on first class tickets. Although flying first class may initially appear to be a significant strain on…

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Surveying Americans on REAL ID [Which States Are Most Prepared?]

Navigating the airport can be a daunting experience, especially when it comes to ensuring you have the necessary documents. For domestic flights, it often means juggling your passport along with a driver’s license or U.S. military ID as a backup….

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The Most Lucrative States for Rideshare Drivers [2023 Data Study]

Chauffeuring people around your city might not be the most glamorous job, but it can turn out to be a lucrative side hustle. With rideshare drivers using their own vehicles to transport passengers, the world of ridesharing has taken the…

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States Where Credit Card Companies Spend the Most Marketing to Students

Having a strong credit score is a fundamental pillar of financial wellbeing. Making a major life purchase sometimes requires a loan or a line of credit, and in hard times, credit can be a bridge to help make ends meet….

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The Cost of an Ocean View Vacation Around the U.S. [2023 Data Study]

From breathtaking sunsets to the sound of waves crashing at night, there’s no denying the magnetic pull of vacationing oceanfront. From the shores of Malibu, California, to the Florida Keys, these coveted accommodations offer the epitome of a dream beach…

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Best Cities To Live In for Paying Down Credit Card Debt [2023 Data Study]

As inflation continues to squeeze household budgets¹ and makes paying for basic living expenses challenging, many are turning to credit cards to help cope with increasing expenses. American consumers now owe $986 billion on their credit cards, surpassing the pre-pandemic…

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Uncovering America’s Amazon Obsession, State by State [2023 Data Survey]

There’s nothing more exciting than placing an order on Amazon only to have it magically appear on your doorstep the very next day. Whether you’re in need of beauty products, baby clothes, or even tools, Amazon has become the go-to destination…

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How Far Would You Travel to See Your Favorite Artist? [2023 Survey]

The deafening applause, the electric atmosphere, and hearing their favorite songs played live are just a few of the reasons why people are drawn to seeing their music idol on tour. Whether it’s a sold-out stadium or an intimate bar…

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States Where People Are Using Credit Cards To Cover Living Expenses [2023 Data Study]

The COVID-19 pandemic altered American spending patterns dramatically. In the early days of the pandemic, social distancing and stay-at-home orders resulted in a shift away¹ from transportation, restaurant, and entertainment expenditures. However, consumer spending has since rebounded, and now high…

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Surveying Americans on Food Delivery Usage [2023]

Do you ever wonder how much those empty takeout containers are cutting into your bottom line? With the invention of food delivery apps, ordering from your favorite local joint has never been easier. To figure out how much those quick…

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The Best U.S. Cities for True Crime Tourism [2023 Data Study]

A new brand of tourism is on the rise, and it’s the most sinister one yet –– true crime tourism. True crime fanatics across the nation are traveling to the scene of the crime to get a glimpse of where…

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Cities With the Highest Rates of Identity Theft [2023 Data Study]

Data breaches are on the rise, both throughout the U.S. and globally.¹ Anyone and everyone is at risk of falling victim to a data breach or cyber attack, and hackers and cybercriminals come up with new ways to steal sensitive…

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Iconic American Road Trips as Traveled by an EV [2023 Study]

Watching the changing landscape, eating gas station snacks, and visiting iconic landmarks are just a few of the reasons why people love taking road trips — the cost of all that fuel, not so much. An electric vehicle (EV) can…

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Surveying Americans on Their Biggest Rideshare Pet Peeves [2023]

Long gone are the days when Americans needed to hail a cab on the side of the road and wait patiently for taxi drivers to pull over. Nowadays, with the convenience of rideshare apps, Americans can simply order a ride…

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What Are Remote Workers Doing on the Clock? [2023 Survey]

Mid-day showers, afternoon power naps, and answering emails from the comfort of your go-to coffee joint are all perks remote workers enjoy. Some even skip working from home entirely in exchange for working poolside in luxurious, far-off destinations — mai…

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The Dirtiest U.S. Vacation Spots, According to Tripadvisor Reviews

By its very nature, traveling can be a dirty business –– think littered beaches, stinky amusement parks, or hotel rooms with bugs. We’ve compiled a list of some of the dirtiest vacation spots in the U.S. and a list of…

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The Best Airlines To Buy a Last-minute Ticket From [2023 Data Study]

Whether it’s for an unexpected business trip, a family emergency, or a sudden desire to go on a last-second getaway, there may come a time when you need to purchase a ticket at a moment’s notice. Finding a reasonably priced…

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States Where Inflation Is Driving Increased Reliance on Credit Cards

Recent data suggests that efforts to tame inflation are starting to have an effect. After nearly a year of steady interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve, year-over-year growth in the Consumer Price Index slowed to 6.0% in February 2023….

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Andrew Kunesh

Former Content Contributor

Andrew was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and now splits his time between Chicago and New York City.

He’s a lifelong traveler and took his first solo trip to San Francisco at the age of 16. Fast forward a few years, and Andrew now travels just over 100,000 miles a year, with over 25 countries, 10 business class products, and 2 airline statuses (United and Alaska) under his belt. Andrew formerly worked for The Points Guy and is now Senior Money Editor at CNN Underscored.

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