Top 3 Frequent Flyer Sites for Mileage Runners

It’s the end of year, will you reach your 1K elite status?

Whether you’re a frequent flyer whose business keeps you interminably up in the air or you’re a frequent flyer who surrenders to your insatiable wanderlust, here’s a short list of the top 3 sites the FareCompare staff have found helpful for insights and inside information for scoring more miles and getting more perks:

  1. www.flyertalk.com – (website) Online for more than eleven years, this is our top go-to site for all things related to frequent flyers–as they say themselves “all miles, all the time.” Visit flyertalk for the engaging and topical frequent flyer forums. Stay for the latest scoops on major (and minor) airline mileage programs. Follow them @FlyerTalk.
  2. www.upgradetravelbetter.com – (blog) Mark Ashley is based out of North Carolina and created this topical and well-crafted site over four years ago. A business and pleasure travel enthusiast, his first-hand accounts on getting first-class deals and dedication to ALWAYS flying cheap make him a blogger after our own frugal hearts. Join his more than 2000 followers @upgradetravel.
  3. www.webflyer.com – (website) Created and maintained by frequent flyer afficionado Randy Petersen, webflyer is a comprehensive site for frequent flyer resources. We especially love the mileage mall that helps track all the mileage-earning deals at your favorite frequent flyer online shopping malls.

Whether your flying for family, fun or your profession use our new Where-To-Go Getaway Maps to find the cheapest flight deals — yes, we’re tooting our own horn, but it really is one of the fastest and easiest flight finder tools for cheap airline tickets out there.

Read more about the FAQs of mileage running (featuring champion mileage runner Karen Morrison of North Carolina) and find out more about how frequent flyer mileage programs work.

Have a favorite that didn’t make the list? We’ll be expanding the list soon and we’re all ears! We want to know what tools, twitterers and bloggers should be considered for our next  list. Share with us on Facebook.

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Published: November 10, 2010