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.
Hugh 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, Hugh 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.
Hugh 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, Hugh aims to share content on a variety of topics including his travels, travel hacking, 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 travelling for work and paying no attention to loyalty programs, some say Daniel is out for Points Revenge. With his desire to maximize every point available, he hopes to share the knowledge gained with more travellers to prevent the same mistakes he made.
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.