Erin currently maintains her status as Alex’s adventure-seeking partner-in-crime and contributes to Upgraded Points through in-depth content creation and relationship management.
She caught the travel bug just after high school when her grandmother took her on a 2-week, whirlwind trip around Europe. That was that — she’s been gallivanting around the globe ever since (26 countries & counting)!
Alex’s persistence with cracking the points game wide open has allowed her to experience some incredible, new destinations and some pretty fantastic flight upgrades. She’s fully invested in this lucrative industry hack with many points-earning credit cards in her wallet. She’s constantly choosing the best card for the purchase at hand, capitalizing on category bonuses and checking portals to maximize spend.
And it’s definitely worth all the effort — with 8 different first and business class products under her belt, Erin swears it’s an insane way to fly, that will never (ever) get old.
Erin has been mentioned in a number of publications, including Business Insider, Forbes, Lonely Planet, U.S. News & World Report, and WTOP.
Countries Visited: 26
U.S. States Visited: 28
Favorite First Class: Etihad Apartment (A380)
Favorite Business Class: Singapore Airlines (777)
Best Redemption Value: Singapore Suites from JFK > FRA> SIN
Favorite Type of Points: American Express Membership Rewards
Top 3 Cards in Wallet: Chase Sapphire Reserve®, Chase Freedom Unlimited®, and American Express® Gold Card