This couple flew around the world in first class using airline points — and paid less than $2,000 for $55,000 of airfare


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Cheap-flight experts Alex and Erin Miller of flew around the world in first-class and luxury airlines.
Their eight-leg trip was valued at $55,000, but they managed to pay just $1,087 each.
Their secret is leveraging thousands of credit card points into frequent flyer miles.

Alex and Erin Miller are travel hackers extraordinaire.

In 2016, the couple launched to share their tricks for converting credit card points into cheap flights.

The Millers recently cashed in hundreds of thousands of points to book a month-long trip around the world aboard luxury airlines. Their eight flights, valued at more than $55,000, cost the couple just $1,087 each.

Read on to find out how they did it — and what it was like to ride with Singapore Airlines, one of the world’s best international airlines.

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Alex and Erin’s trip took them from New York to Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates. For their long-haul flight from New York to Singapore, they booked a Singapore Airlines first-class suite.

Alex began planning the trip more than a year in advance. He said the best strategy is to start by choosing your destination, then researching which airlines fly there, and then seeing whether your credit card allows you to convert points into miles with those airlines.

Singapore Airlines, for example, is a transfer partner of Chase, Amex, SPG, and Citi. To book their eight-leg trip, the Millers used 182,000 American Express Membership Rewards Points, about 280,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points, and 160,000 SPG Points.

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