IS UATHOR David Slotnick, Author at UpgradedPoints.com

David Slotnick

Born and raised in New York, David still remembers his first flight when he was only four years old: a U.S. Airways trip from New York-La Guardia to Palm Beach, Florida. He formed his love of travel around that and other family vacations, including to England at age eight and Namibia when he was 13. During college, a four-country trip around Europe with a friend cemented his passion for seeing the world.

David is obsessed with points and miles and loves that he can use them to travel more often and more comfortably (and luxuriously). He enjoys getting into the nitty gritty of different programs and finding the best deals. Using points, miles and deal-searching, he and his fiancée have flown both short and long haul trips in products ranging from economy to international first class.

David is a genuine #avgeek and is crazy about the journey, but is even more enthusiastic about actually being at the destination. He’s always eager to really get to know a new place; while conducting archival research for his master’s degree at the University of Edinburgh, he took advantage of the opportunity to explore the U.K.

Currently a full-time writer and content creator, David left his job as a healthcare PR executive this year to pursue his dream of writing, reporting, and sharing travel news, tips and information first hand.

Follow David on Twitter or on his personal blog, The City Miler, for his latest work and adventures.

David's Latest Posts

DFW American Express Centurion Lounge Buffet

Amex Expanding Dallas-Fort Worth Centurion Lounge

Earlier today, American Express announced that the company would be expanding the Centurion Lounge at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). The announcement follows several announcements over the past year about expansions of previous spaces and new lounge openings. The new… read more

A Complete Guide to Booking Travel With Priceline [2017]

You are probably familiar with Priceline, an online travel agency (OTA) you can use to book flights, hotels, and more. For years, the company ran an advertising campaign featuring William Shatner as the “Priceline Negotiator,” a secret agent-type character who… read more