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. If you want to learn more about what he is up to, you can find him at Straight To The Points.
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
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