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Old Mar 29, 15, 5:38 am
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I agree with EC... astro and other folks are wayyy off on this on.

from the subtle hints Ben drops (unintentionally?) in his posts, its abundantly clear he makes a lot more money from his award booking service than the actual blog (ad traffic and perhaps even affiliate income combined.) but ofc they all work nicely in unison as a funnel to each other. I'd almost wager the blog itself makes more money for BA than Ben. atleast ad rev, but assuming also that BA takes a cut of affiliate commissions.

multiple sources of income is a great thing to have for any webpreneur. forget Ben, Randy is the one who really knows something about that rodeo.
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Old Mar 29, 15, 5:49 am
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Get real...it probably all helps but the money is in the credit card referrals....
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Old Mar 29, 15, 8:30 am
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Ben posted a very detailed breakdown of how his miles/points were earned in 2014...

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.c...ed-miles-2014/

Regarding the award booking service he describes that as earning $100-$150K per year which he translates into ~400K MR/UR points.
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Old Mar 29, 15, 8:59 am
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Quote "I'd almost wager the blog itself makes more money for BA than Ben. atleast ad rev, but assuming also that BA takes a cut of affiliate commissions."

AFAIK, BA is only paid on the CPM ads and the blogger keeps all earnings from affiliate marketing links in the blog posts.
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Old Apr 4, 15, 7:31 am
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can you explain this? If I pay him in dollars, how does that equate to UR or MR points? Don't the bookers just take cash as payment?


Originally Posted by 84fiero View Post
Ben posted a very detailed breakdown of how his miles/points were earned in 2014...

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.c...ed-miles-2014/

Regarding the award booking service he describes that as earning $100-$150K per year which he translates into ~400K MR/UR points.
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Old Apr 4, 15, 8:18 am
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Originally Posted by farbster View Post
can you explain this? If I pay him in dollars, how does that equate to UR or MR points? Don't the bookers just take cash as payment?
He pays the taxes/fees component of the award on his card (and earns the double bonus points), and then they reimburse him for a total amount including those taxes/fees as well as his service charges. Perfectly legal.
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Old Apr 6, 15, 4:47 pm
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New market share - diversification

Although i welcome new insights and critiques, it made me smile and wonder about today's new Post.

We are now being presented with another guest writer.
Nick: specializing in not-so-frequent travel and skyteam
We were already introduced to
- Tiffany: more critical then Ben and a woman's perspective
- Travis: travel with young family
- the parents: first time experiencers of premium travel

It seems to me that Ben is very smart: EK/QF/EY/QR/BA/AA/ CX ~ oneworld is getting stale, LX/LH F is unattainable and all covered untill death. So the premiumtravelgurugod decided to broaden the blog to new reader markets by adding guestwriters and adjusting content that will suit.

What's next:
For the destructive (guest writer V)
- destroying the hotel's TV and furniture, can i pay the damages with my ink chase ultra sexy preffered creditcard and get triple points
For the slobs (guest writer W)
- Which IHG/Starwood/Hyatt/Marriot etc. can clean up this mess |before-after pic included
For the impaired (guest writer X)
- How to travel with guidedogs to get priority boarding,
For the recently widow(ed) (guest writer Y)
- travelling with the urn to score an upgrade - it's an extra person/not lap infant
For the diverse community (guest writer Z)
- dressing in drag and being wisked away from the general crowd and getting the private priority security lane

* disclaimer: i'm very mild mannered but my humour is ironic, sarcastic, cruel, absurd and farcical so due to FT rules i have to keep it down and i apologize if any are offended or inspired

Last edited by HadesNL; Apr 6, 15 at 6:50 pm
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Old Apr 6, 15, 7:00 pm
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Originally Posted by HadesNL View Post
Although i welcome new insights and critiques, it made me smile and wonder about today's new Post.

We are now being presented with another guest writer.
Nick: specializing in not-so-frequent travel and skyteam
We were already introduced to
- Tiffany: more critical then Ben and a woman's perspective
- Travis: travel with young family
- the parents: first time experiencers of premium travel

It seems to me that Ben is very smart: EK/QF/EY/QR/BA/AA/ CX ~ oneworld is getting stale, LX/LH F is unattainable and all covered untill death. So the premiumtravelgurugod decided to broaden the blog to new reader markets by adding guestwriters and adjusting content that will suit.

What's next:
For the destructive (guest writer V)
- destroying the hotel's TV and furniture, can i pay the damages with my ink chase ultra sexy preffered creditcard and get triple points
For the slobs (guest writer W)
- Which IHG/Starwood/Hyatt/Marriot etc. can clean up this mess |before-after pic included
For the impaired (guest writer X)
- How to travel with guidedogs to get priority boarding,
For the recently widow(ed) (guest writer Y)
- travelling with the urn to score an upgrade - it's an extra person/not lap infant
For the diverse community (guest writer Z)
- dressing in drag and being wisked away from the general crowd and getting the private priority security lane

* disclaimer: i'm very mild mannered but my humour is ironic, sarcastic, cruel, absurd and farcical so due to FT rules i have to keep it down and i apologize if any are offended or inspired
A whole BoardingArea within BoardingArea...?
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Old Apr 7, 15, 8:46 am
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Ok, the urn joke is actually pretty funny. Somehow.
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Old Apr 7, 15, 1:54 pm
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I am guessing this is taking a leaf from TPG. The problem with writing about LH F multiple times is that it doesn't get you new Google people. Articles totally unrelated to the usual areas will be far more successful in driving new readers - albeit not necessarily long term ones.
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Old Apr 9, 15, 8:29 pm
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I can't see it but the comments hint at ribaldry in this Maldives post

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.c...itial-thoughts
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Old Apr 9, 15, 8:47 pm
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Originally Posted by davie355 View Post
I can't see it but the comments hint at ribaldry in this Maldives post

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.c...itial-thoughts
A blogger? At the Park Hyatt Maldives!?

Why, that's not a cliche AT ALL!
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Old Apr 9, 15, 9:32 pm
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Originally Posted by davie355 View Post
I can't see it but the comments hint at ribaldry in this Maldives post

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.c...itial-thoughts
Looks like they are referring to his "company" in the Maldives

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Old Apr 9, 15, 9:58 pm
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Originally Posted by kokonutz View Post
A blogger? At the Park Hyatt Maldives!?

Why, that's not a cliche AT ALL!
It's soooo 2013 though. Heck I went in 2012 and used AA miles on EY to get there! That makes me a miles and points hipster right? In before it was cool.
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Old Apr 10, 15, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by itsaboutthejourney View Post
I hope this doesn't violate TOS: I know several 40+ year old gay men who follow 'Lucky's blog' religiously. It's been said that travel is aspirational and I think many of these men aspire to 'go on a trip' with Lucky, in the meantime his blog updates and ambiguous nature of his travel companions keeps them reading.

(I think Lucky may know this, so I applaud him for not being creeped out by who reads his blog)
You're spot on. Scroll down to the latest comments here. http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.c...omment-2641206

*shudder*
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