I have been writing The Military Frequent Flyer for a little over 18 months now and I have learned a few things. With the knowledge that I gained at the recent Boarding Area Convention (BACon) and the type of readers’ questions, I wanted to reorganize this blog to better serve the readers. After all, I write this blog as a public service, not as a way to change my day job, so it is all about providing the information that serves my fellow veterans. Why now? Easy, for the next two weeks this will be one of the featured blogs on Boarding Area, so it seemed like a great time to reformat.
Many of the first lessons that I laid out were the basics of frequent flying, which I think people are really interested in. However, those lessons are buried way back beneath four dozen blog posts and hard to find. My perception is that the majority of people who visit the blog are in the basic to moderate experience category. The plan for the next two weeks will be to lay out everything that I know in a series of Boot Camp posts that will then be available as pages on the top of the blog and easily available to anyone who visits for the first time. I hope that will make this site more useful to people who did not follow me from the beginning. An Advance Course will follow for those interested in more sophisticated mileage and point gathering.
There have been some technical issues with the way my posts appear, but tech support from BA is working on a solution, so bear with me if things appear a little jagged or cut off. I hope that you will enjoy the new format and please let me know if you have suggestions. As an incentive to read my posts over the next two weeks, I will be holding a little contest. I will give the winner two of my United GPUs for use in upgrading an international flight. If you do not fly internationally, not to worry, I can give you two RPUs instead. One reminder is that you need to fly W fare bucket or higher to upgrade. To enter, simply comment to my posts. Max of one person per post. After the two week period ending 16 June, I will randomly pick a winner. Good luck and thanks for reading.