Authors of Frugal Flyer
Frugal Flyer is nothing without our team of knowledgeable miles and points writers. Spread out across North America, the Frugal Flyer team aims to bring you the information you need to be a better traveler and to make your next vacation that much more memorable.
If you are interested in becoming a writer for Frugal Flyer, reach out to us at [email protected] and we would be happy to chat with you.
Reed got involved in the miles and points game after returning from his first Europe trip where he spent an exorbitant amount of money on travel, accommodation, and frivolous pleasures. He discovered the online travel and travel hacking communities, and quickly realized he could significantly reduce the first two aforementioned costs.
From there, the art of earning and redeeming travel points became an addiction, one which paired nicely with Reed’s other hobby: photography. So much so that in 2019, Reed helped establish an offline community of travel aficionados in Edmonton, where he met several other frugal flyers. Now, through Frugal Flyer, Reed aims to distill some of the complex and esoteric points strategies into digestible information.
Josh has been involved in the miles and points game since 2015 but has scaled up his knowledge and points earning potential in recent years. In 2019, Josh met Reed in addition to a few other miles and points fanatics in Edmonton, and has since been able to rapidly build upon existing knowledge and tricks to further build his points balances.
Josh has an attitude of “min-maxing” in many aspects of his life and this has transferred over to the miles and points game. Always looking for the next big opportunity, he aims to share content on a variety of topics including his travels, miles and points, and most importantly, how to get the most out of your credit cards.
Daniel entered the Miles and Points game in 2021 and has taken the “make up for lost time” mentality. After spending five years traveling for his first career in motorsports and flying 30+ weeks annually in economy, some say Daniel is out for Points Revenge. With his desire to maximize every point available, he hopes to share the knowledge he’s gained with as many travelers as possible, to prevent the same mistakes he made.
Daniel hasn’t gotten over the thrill of flying at the front of the plane and particularly enjoys planning trips in the best premium cabins, sometimes even taking an obscure route to do so. Flying ANA’s The Room on 10 days’ notice and sharing that experience with his wife is his favorite redemption thus far.
Outside of the world of Miles and Points, Daniel enjoys racing vintage Formula Ford race cars with his father, skiing, and being disappointed by the Toronto Raptors (aside from 2019).
Jeff stepped into the ring of points and miles in 2018, this was during his first trip to Italy where he had only just dipped his toe into what was possible with loyalty programs. After eating pizza twice a day for two weeks straight and taking in all that Tuscany of Rome had to offer he knew he was hooked on “la dolce vita” of points and miles.
Always fascinated with aviation, Jeff obtained his Private Pilot’s License in 2006. Now he fuels his affection for travel and aviation by seeking out new strategies while building upon existing opportunities along with the help of his close circle of fellow travel enthusiasts.
Quentin dove into the world of travel credit cards in 2019 after being jealous of people going to airport lounges and wondering how he could do the same. Little did he know, this curiosity would lead him to become immersed in the world of points and miles. He loves to nerd out over all aspects of travel credit cards, loyalty programs and making the most of everyday spending, and can’t wait to share his journey with Frugal Flyer readers.
While he loves to redeem points for trips around the world, he most frequently uses his stash of points for flights to Sault Ste. Marie to visit family. Quentin spends his free time in the CrossFit gym, with his two dogs, Q (which, believe it or not, he did not name after himself!) and Eli, or experimenting in the kitchen.
Andy started his miles and points journey at a young age when his family signed him up for his Aeroplan account but only in 2022 did he start researching different credit cards and loyalty programs. Between graduating from university and finding a career in urban planning, he took advantage of flight and hotel deals, traveling to many new cities and learning about their urban planning methods.
An avid aviation and public transportation enthusiast, he enjoys researching transit systems and airports in different cities in his free time. On most trips, he likes going away from typical tourist attractions to photograph bus or train models that he doesn’t usually see in his home city, Vancouver. One of his most memorable travels was a trip to Europe that cost less than a roundtrip to Calgary.
Matt is a technophile and math nerd. In addition to computer hacking, Matt discovered ‘travel hacking’ as a hobby back in 2015. He has been invaluable to the Frugal Flyer group in countless ways. Matt’s favorite points-powered trip to date was an unusual one: Estonia.
Matt takes no shame in being far too frugal. In fact, he would probably go as far as calling himself cheap. Seriously, if there is a way to get something for free, particularly if it involves taking advantage of IT vulnerabilities (in a legal but perhaps morally questionable way), Matt will find it. Related to that, Matt is our resident expert on manufactured spending, which is the focus of much of his content shared on Frugal Flyer.