Spencer Howard

Former Content Contributor

Published Articles: 61

Always a fan of flying, it was only natural that Spencer was drawn to finding a way to improve the travel experience.

Like many, he started this journey searching for cheap flights to take him around the world. This was fun for a while, but Spencer was intrigued by the idea of flying in business and first class!

Throwing himself into what became an extensive research project, Spencer spent 3-4 hours per night learning everything he could about frequent flyer miles over the course of several months (he thinks this is normal).

Spencer has put that knowledge to use by booking some of the top premium cabin award flights in the sky. Fortunately for his friends, he helps them figure out how to travel too 😉

Spencer graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in political science and now works in Washington, D.C.

When he’s not searching for fun award redemptions, you can find him playing softball on the National Mall, watching Notre Dame football, or enjoying a fine bourbon.

Countries Visited: 21
Favorite First Class: 
Garuda Indonesia
Favorite Business Class: KLM (787-9)
Best Redemption Value: Emirates First JFK-DXB-BKK-DXB-MXP-JFK
Favorite Type of Points: ThankYou Points
Top 3 Cards in Wallet: Bank of America Asiana, Chase Ink Plus, Citi Access More

Spencer's Latest Posts

Southwest Airlines Night Gate

19 Best Ways to Earn Lots of Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

Southwest Airlines is the world’s largest low-cost carrier, but it does not have any airline partners. This means the points you earn for its Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program are only redeemable on Southwest flights. So, how rapidly can you earn tons… read more

Lufthansa A380 First Class Seat

32 Best Ways to Redeem Citi ThankYou Points for Max Value

Citi Premier℠ Card and Citi Prestige® Card members have the option to transfer their Citi ThankYou Points to travel partners. Even the no-annual-fee and discontinued Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card enables you to transfer to JetBlue TrueBlue. Also, the Citi Rewards+® Card (which… read more

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