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How many miles are in your mileage account? [Consolidated]

How many miles are in your mileage account? [Consolidated]

Old Sep 15, 13, 5:28 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 60
How many miles are in your mileage account? [Consolidated]

Redeemed 240K UA this year. Cashed 1MM recently. 81K UA, 30K UR and 500K+ hotel points left.

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Old Sep 16, 13, 8:43 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: DEN
Programs: US Gold • SPG Gold
Posts: 222
Seems silly after seeing ^^ MileLife's activity...
180 Avios
110 AA
90 US
50 UA
80 SPG
28 Amex MR
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Old Sep 17, 13, 3:53 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Florida USA
Programs: Lufthansa
Posts: 73
Originally Posted by mrpickles View Post
AA = 2,756,000
UA = 804,000
CO = 76,000
BA = 460,000
SPG = 486,000
HH = 186,000
DL = 675
FEDEX = 308,000
MR = 228,000
US = 28,700

Kinda like satellite tv, so many miles and nowhere to go.
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Old Sep 24, 13, 2:20 am
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Philadelphia/NY/CA
Programs: US Airways/SPG/Club Carlson (Gold)/United/Marriott Rewards Premier (Silver)/Priority Club Platinum
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Originally Posted by 925 View Post
SPG around 3,000,000 (lots of credit card use)
AA just under 1,000,000
DL fluctuates in six figures, and I HATE trying to use them on DL as DL always gouges so badly
The other 6-8 accounts have under 100,000

I find they are a lot easier to earn than to spend on routes and times that I am willing to fly. And I have to keep earning AA to earn my EXP, so flying with points on AA is a no no for me.

Oh, and half a million BA miles in a household account, so only me or spouse can use them and they never fly where I want to go. Ugly bitter story here.
WOW!!! Wait ... 3 MILLION SPG points? I don't even understand how that is possible? Even staying at there property's. Spending that much LUCKY you can afford that. (wish I was able to do that.) LOL

Also people who have million AA, United, US that still lot's flying. I wish I could get more miles on those airlines beyond the sign up bonuses. I got US Airways 2 CC, United + CO, still have not done AA CC bonuses. Wish 2 browser trick still worked & they brought back 75K offers.

Anyway fun reading all the high points/miles balances.

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Old Oct 1, 13, 10:58 am
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SFO
Programs: Hyatt: Diamond, HHonors: Diamond, SPG: Gold
Posts: 193
Just started collecting 2 years ago. Combined the Mrs. and I have about 1.15 million currently (smaller balances omitted):

220 AA
210 CC
200 UR
140 MR
100 US
90 Marr
60 SPG
45 HH
42 PC

Just spent 1.7 mil on a 370 day trip around the world (well, 25 countries). Earned 1.5 mil on the road. Finished collecting all the stats, which I posted to the ol' blog if anyone is interested:

http://theselfishyears.com/2013/10/0...ish-traveling/

Burning 260 AA miles, 45 PC, and 80 Marr for a MLE/OKA trip in November, because why not?
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Old Oct 1, 13, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by wanderlustre View Post
Just started collecting 2 years ago. Combined the Mrs. and I have about 1.15 million currently (smaller balances omitted):

220 AA
210 CC
200 UR
140 MR
100 US
90 Marr
60 SPG
45 HH
42 PC

Just spent 1.7 mil on a 370 day trip around the world (well, 25 countries). Earned 1.5 mil on the road. Finished collecting all the stats, which I posted to the ol' blog if anyone is interested:

http://theselfishyears.com/2013/10/0...ish-traveling/

Burning 260 AA miles, 45 PC, and 80 Marr for a MLE/OKA trip in November, because why not?
How much did you spend out of pocket for the 370 day trip?
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Old Oct 1, 13, 6:03 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2011
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Originally Posted by wanderlustre View Post
Just spent 1.7 mil on a 370 day trip around the world (well, 25 countries). Earned 1.5 mil on the road. Finished collecting all the stats, which I posted to the ol' blog if anyone is interested:
According to your blog, most of these came from credit card sign ups... How do you manage to do this while on the road? You have someone back home open up your mail and fedex you the cards or something?
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Old Oct 2, 13, 10:25 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2011
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Since we were moving, my folk graciously took our mail. Thankfully, my mom was very patient in helping with all of it - I maintained a spreadsheet of all of the relevant numbers and used the cards online to book hotels, airbnb rentals, etc.

Suffice it to say, I've helped them book a few award tickets, but definitely owe them a whole lot more!

For out of pocket, we didn't keep track as much as I'd like, but I'd guess that we probably paid about $2000-$3500 more per month than we would have at home. It's amazing how much money you save when you're not paying for rent, car insurance, cable, internet, etc.
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Old Oct 3, 13, 6:36 am
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Originally Posted by wanderlustre View Post
Since we were moving, my folk graciously took our mail. Thankfully, my mom was very patient in helping with all of it - I maintained a spreadsheet of all of the relevant numbers and used the cards online to book hotels, airbnb rentals, etc.

Suffice it to say, I've helped them book a few award tickets, but definitely owe them a whole lot more!

For out of pocket, we didn't keep track as much as I'd like, but I'd guess that we probably paid about $2000-$3500 more per month than we would have at home. It's amazing how much money you save when you're not paying for rent, car insurance, cable, internet, etc.
That looks like an awesome trip and something I hope to do one day (maybe not as long), but 2-3 months would be nice for me. About how much did you spend per month out of pocket?

You said " $2000-$3500 more per month ".
I'm just curious since I would like to do that one day and I want to know about how much it would cost me, thanks.
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Old Oct 3, 13, 10:17 am
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My wife and I are in our 30s and aren't the backpacking type - we were usually rolling with 2-3 suitcases and two backpacks crammed with electronics. We rented a ton of apartments and splurged on top tier chain properties with points. We had 39 free hotel nights, but we could have stretched that much, much further if we had stayed at lower tier properties - possibly as much as 80 nights.

We traveled pretty cheaply in Europe by renting apartments - in Paris I'd estimate we spent about $3000 a month for everything, but we cooked a lot. During fast travel times, like in Australia, it was probably upwards of double that - especially when you factor in all those YOLO experiences.

It really is a YMMV type situation, but if I'd probably budget at least $3000 a month if you're going on a shoe string budget and probably more like $5000 if you plan on traveling fast for long periods of time.

Hope that helps.
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Old Oct 3, 13, 3:51 pm
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Originally Posted by wanderlustre View Post
We traveled pretty cheaply in Europe by renting apartments - in Paris I'd estimate we spent about $3000 a month for everything, but we cooked a lot. During fast travel times, like in Australia, it was probably upwards of double that - especially when you factor in all those YOLO experiences.

It really is a YMMV type situation, but if I'd probably budget at least $3000 a month if you're going on a shoe string budget and probably more like $5000 if you plan on traveling fast for long periods of time.
Thanks for the detail! Obviously it'll depend on where you travel as well.. e.g. Paris is more expensive than Bangkok. But I just wanted to clarify whether the numbers you give are for the two of you or per person? I.e. did the two of you spend $3000 or $6000 together per month? Thanks for sharing.
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Old Oct 4, 13, 12:04 am
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That's for two people.

Now to see if my wife will let me plan a second trip like this, or if I'll have to wait another 20+ years.
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Old Oct 4, 13, 12:44 am
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 1,276
Airlines:
257k UA
117k AA
98K US
74k HA

Hotels:
252k CC
197k HH
114k IHG
49K SPG
7 hotels.com welcome rewards credits; will get 4 more November. Pretty high average value on those, as 5 of them come from a Honeymoon Suite in Mykonos.

Credit cards:
235k UR
71k Chase Amazon Points (good for 1.6 cents per point on domestic plane tickets $400+ [in 25k increments], plus I get to earn miles on those flights)

No new credit cards for me for a while (planning new house purchase in the next couple of years), so it'll just be spending and flying (and maybe some hotel stays) for earnings now. Assuming I can still get VRs at CVS, I will be using my Amazon card for those. Works out to $98 in fees for plane tickets up to $400, as it gets 2 points/$ at drugstores.

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Old Oct 4, 13, 8:11 am
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: RSW
Programs: Hyatt Plat,SPG-Plat,Hertz-PC
Posts: 161
Moved to this country last year, and started to build my credit history:

Currently I have:
UA: 18k
UR: 218k
MR: 11k

Used in the past:
MR:220k for HD/Kohls gift cards.
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Old Oct 4, 13, 11:37 pm
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Originally Posted by fl9999 View Post
Moved to this country last year, and started to build my credit history:

Currently I have:
UA: 18k
UR: 218k
MR: 11k

Used in the past:
MR:220k for HD/Kohls gift cards.
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