Monday, September 27, 2010

How Consultants Manage Frequent Flyer Miles

When you are in consulting, you rack up a lot of frequent flyer miles and hotel points, but you don't have a lot of time to manage them. Every consultant I know has lost points due to weird expiration rules, and I once tried to redeem my Delta miles for a flight, only to find out that my miles had expired 8 months earlier (and Delta, of course, never told me that they had expired).

What would be really helpful is a site that allowed you to track and manage all your frequent flyer miles and points in one place. A single place that shows me all the relevant promotions and deals out there for my programs. A single place to tell me when my miles are going to expire, and shows me how to protect them from expiring.

Turns out there's a site that does that today - GoMiles.com.

It is still in private beta, but I like what I see and I'm using it to manage all of my (and Mrs. Ninja's) frequent flyer, hotel, car, and AMEX accounts. Check it out.

https://www.GoMiles.com
Referral Code: NINJA-FRIENDS


(Full disclosure: I know one of the founders from when he was in NYC.)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice idea, unfortunately the site doesn't work. Of the 5 accounts I uploaded it didn't accurately pull any of the existing miles/points.

Consultant Ninja said...

Hey Anon-

Sometimes I've seen a big delay in the response time too, but after a while they all usually come in. Probably why it's still in a private beta.

The ANALyst said...

There's also Points.com. You can even swap points here.

BTW can anyone tell me how to get Avis miles? They don't seem to have a miles program of their own, but you can accrue airline miles. I never seem to be able to do it :(

Consultant Ninja said...

I like the interface on gomiles.com a lot more. Plus, Points.com is always trying to dupe me into convert 30K united miles to 3K american miles.

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Shawn said...

I like Tripit Pro's point tracker system. Plus, it integrates with the rest of Tripit's functionality. Not sure if it has all the features y'all are discussing, though.

Akash Bhatia said...

Thanks for the tip. Looks interesting (and useful).


Akash
http://consultingedge.wordpress.com/

andrea said...

nice advice hope for improvement

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Applied Lasers said...

BTW can anyone tell me how to get Avis miles? They don't seem to have a miles program of their own, but you can accrue airline miles.Good Article. thanks

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Patent Invalidity Search Company said...

I like Tripit Professionals factor tracking program system. Plus, it combines with the relax of Tripit's performance. Not sure if it has all the functions y'all are talking about, though.

Patent commercialization said...

I like the program on gomiles.com a lot more. Plus, Factors.com is always trying to deceive me into turn 30K combined kilometers to 3K combined states kilometers.

Monday, September 27, 2010