Erin currently maintains her status as Alex’s adventure-seeking partner-in-crime and contributes to Upgraded Points through content creation & relationship management.
Born and raised in Illinois, Erin’s a Midwest girl at heart. While she traveled here and there before meeting Alex, his persistence with cracking the points game wide open has allowed her to experience some incredible destinations and fantastic flight upgrades – an exciting way to travel that will never (ever) get old!
Erin received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in 2008 and went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami in 2011. She currently works as a part-time Physical Therapist in the Austin area, which allows her the opportunity to grow in a profession she loves while affording her the time to contribute to UP and travel the world.
Aside from all this, she loves a good happy hour cocktail, could eat guacamole at every meal, and can’t get enough of their lab mix pup (and Head of Security), Leo.
Southwest Airlines is the world’s largest low-cost carrier, and it’s no wonder they’re so popular. Southwest offers some extremely low fares with the addition of standard perks like free checked bags, inflight refreshments, and award winning customer service. Want to… read more
Welcome back to the Real Redemptions series, wanderlusters! Believe us, we’ve got quite a round-up of points redemptions for you this time! An around the world trip on some FANTASTIC products for a surprise 75th birthday An INCREDIBLE trip to… read more
Since low-cost airlines like Frontier are becoming more relevant, we produced this general review in an attempt to answer some of your questions about the airline. We know you’re wondering about lots of things, like: What are Frontier Airlines ticket… read more
In this general review of Norwegian Air, we’ll break down specific categories of interest to the average customer. Where does Norwegian fly? How much does Norwegian charge for baggage? Does Norwegian Air have business class? Will I get food on… read more
Welcome back, everyone! We hope you’re enjoying our Travel Resource Series thus far and that you’ve come across some great stuff you’re utilizing on your adventures! For this post, we’re tackling a pretty extensive topic: language learning. While we know… read more
We’ve compiled a general review of Allegiant Air that gives you a decent look at the airline from the consumer’s perspective. Where does Allegiant fly? Does Allegiant charge for baggage? Will I get snacks on Allegiant during my flight? Does… read more
Updated: 9/25/17 southWith 160 shares across Facebook and Twitter, you helped us raise $320 for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Upgraded Points chose to add an additional $80 to round this number up to $400. UP has chosen Best Friends Animal… read more
We’ve put together a general review of WOW air to give you a quick glance at the airline from a customer’s viewpoint. Since this isn’t an airline you hear about every day, we know lots of folks have questions: Where… read more
Hello, All! Let me tell you right now—this installment of Real Redemptions is a doozy! If you’ve been wondering how to use your points/miles for awesome redemptions, these contributors sure have some great insights! We’re sharing a fantastic redemption trip… read more
This general review of Spirit Airlines has been compiled to give you a quick glance at the airline from the viewpoint of a viable customer. Ever wonder… How much does Spirit charge for Baggage Fees? Will I get snacks and drinks… read more