FrequentMiler

Old Apr 4, 2024, 6:21 pm
  #1  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Upper Sternistan
Posts: 10,121
FrequentMiler

I couldn't find a thread on FT about FrequentMiler - surprising to me because I think of them as one of the big boys in the miles/points for travel world.

Maybe that's because they just don't do anything controversial enough to make people want to post? If so, good job people!

Anyway, I was listening to an old podcast of theirs (definitely not as polished and professional as the website, but entertaining enough to listen to in the background) and Nick said he doesn't have Global Entry.

How is that possible? They must have tons of Amex Platinum accounts floating around there alone, in addition to several other cards that reimburse for Global Entry. And Nick definitely travels plenty. How could he not have GE for himself and his wife and kids?

I was amazed. And Greg didn't rib him about it either.
josephstern is offline  
Old Apr 5, 2024, 9:12 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Programs: Some more than others
Posts: 784
Originally Posted by josephstern

Anyway, I was listening to an old podcast of theirs (definitely not as polished and professional as the website, but entertaining enough to listen to in the background) and Nick said he doesn't have Global Entry.

How is that possible? They must have tons of Amex Platinum accounts floating around there alone, in addition to several other cards that reimburse for Global Entry. And Nick definitely travels plenty. How could he not have GE for himself and his wife and kids?

I was amazed. And Greg didn't rib him about it either.
There are lots of reasons someone who has the financial ability/credits but doesn't have Global Entry. I have no clue if any apply to this individual, but off the top of my head:
  • Prior Criminal Convictions
  • Customs/Immigration Violations
  • Application Issues/Agent in a bad mood
  • Not the worth the hassle of an interview
SCChris is offline  
Old Apr 5, 2024, 10:26 am
  #3  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Upper Sternistan
Posts: 10,121
Originally Posted by SCChris
There are lots of reasons someone who has the financial ability/credits but doesn't have Global Entry. I have no clue if any apply to this individual, but off the top of my head:
  • Prior Criminal Convictions
  • Customs/Immigration Violations
  • Application Issues/Agent in a bad mood
  • Not the worth the hassle of an interview
Fair enough, although on the hassle possibility, considering what Nick goes through with the phone calls and the casino matching, etc., I'd consider it nothing for him.
josephstern is offline  
Old Apr 11, 2024, 5:44 pm
  #4  
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,745
Originally Posted by josephstern
Fair enough, although on the hassle possibility, considering what Nick goes through with the phone calls and the casino matching, etc., I'd consider it nothing for him.
If you are curious all you have to do is ask. Their team runs one of the most thriving, supportive, and friendly online travel communities out there. They engage with their online community multiple times a day. This is a group of people that truly enjoys helping others. Years back we invited Greg and Nick to come speak to the miles and points travel community in San Diego and I was blown away with their generosity. They paid out of pocket for food and drinks for the free event they put on. They even took folks out to lunch and dinner. I would say that their site and Doctor of Credit are the only ones I visit on a regular basis and I go out of my way to use their referral links when possible to support their business. Some of the most giving people in this community.
Astrophsx is offline  
Old May 24, 2024, 4:58 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA | CLT, formerly LHR & AMS (with just a bit of PSP)
Programs: AA CK Spouse, BAEC Silver , HH Dia, BonVoy Titanium, (former)Caesars7*, (former)Wynn Black, HR Icon
Posts: 8,176
Originally Posted by Astrophsx
If you are curious all you have to do is ask. Their team runs one of the most thriving, supportive, and friendly online travel communities out there. They engage with their online community multiple times a day. This is a group of people that truly enjoys helping others. Years back we invited Greg and Nick to come speak to the miles and points travel community in San Diego and I was blown away with their generosity. They paid out of pocket for food and drinks for the free event they put on. They even took folks out to lunch and dinner. I would say that their site and Doctor of Credit are the only ones I visit on a regular basis and I go out of my way to use their referral links when possible to support their business. Some of the most giving people in this community.
So true. Greg and Nick (and the entire FM Team) are A+++++ ; great content and a great community.
SanDiego1K and RK23 like this.
baccarat_king is offline  
Old Jun 7, 2024, 8:08 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Programs: UA, AS
Posts: 2,408
Frequent Miler has a monthly live stream YouTube segment titled "Ask Us Anything". You could ask. I doubt they will have it this month because of their event, but if not it should be back next month.

https://frequentmiler.com/ask-us-anything/

Every month, the Frequent Miler team takes your questions live on YouTube.
skimthetrees is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

This site is owned, operated, and maintained by MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks are the property of their respective owners.