I love to travel. Sometimes I think I work just to support my traveling habit. It occurs to me that if I had a way of subsidizing my travel, I could work less….. and that would lead to more traveling. Brilliant. Here’s my strategy. It’s simple, and it has been used before by many others very effectively.
Frequent Flier Miles = Free Flights.
I told you it was simple.
I have been non-aggressively accumulating frequent flier points for years now. I have never redeemed them but with several overseas trips planned for the next year AND the economy tanking, I think now is a good time.
I started the year with some 50,000 Delta SkyMiles points and 100,000 USAir points. My friends and travel partners have started with 0. I need them to earn some free flights, too. Sounds like a great time to apply the Cubicle Warrior Method.
Thesis: Earn free travel for my friends and me to Germany for Oktoberfest 2009 by participating in frequent flier programs.
Actions: I will be researching several frequent flier bonus programs and promotions and entering them.
Accountability: By posting my results on this site and encouraging others to do the same.
Reward: A few Cubicle Warriors and I will be going to Oktoberfest for free!