Nov 15

“Pudding” miles in your account: How one man became a miles legend

A quick search of the internet would reveal any number of tricks, tips and wild stories about frequent flyer miles.  But travel hackers view David Phillips as one of their founding fathers.

An engineer by trade, Phillips didn’t need math skills when he noticed an American Airlines promo that offered miles for purchases of Healthy Choice pudding.  But he did need ingenuity, persistence and just a little bit of crazy to pull off a stunt that earned him over a million miles.

Rather than repeat the story, I’m going to direct you to the snopes link that tells his tale.  Enjoy it here.

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