In this post I am going to outline how I earn points doing things I would be doing anyway. This practice has become known as travel hacking.
I am no expert travel hacker but I have managed to use my Air Miles/Avios/frequent flyer points over the years to pay for return flights from London to Buenos Aires, a round the world air ticket and a business class flight from Sydney to London.
This is my guide to what I have done in order to earn the points to redeem for these flights.
The Avios programme has recently closed but many of the earning methods have transferred to the British Airways Executive Club. If you had an Avios account and have not yet transferred your points into an account with the British Airways Executive Club, you should do so right away.
My main earning methods are as follows:
Here are some other travel hacking tips that I have picked up or developed along the way:
Travel hacks help make travel affordable