Travel for Free using Frequent Flier Credit Card Offers

My Girlfriend and I preparing for extended traveling in Asia at the end of the year. As I am always looking for a good deal I was researching freqent flier programs. Everyone has heard of freqent flier miles being awarded for signing up for a particular airlines sponsored credit card, but often you don't receive enough free miles to travel where you want to go, and many of these credit cards have steep membership fees.

So here is what I did...

For signing up for the Continental One Pass Credit Card you will receive 30,000 bonus miles. You get 25,000 bonus miles after you make your first purchase, and you can get another 5,000 bonus miles just for adding an authorized user (the authorized user does not have to make any purchases).

The flight that I purchased was 32,500 Continental miles for a flight from the west coast of the US all the way to Bangkok. I only had to come up with 2,500 more frequent flier miles which is easy.

There are plenty of other ways to earn the miles you need for a free flight. The website provides a comprehensive list of great ways to earn free frequent flyer miles.

If you want to earn even more miles... because Continental Air is merging with United Air beginning 12/31/2011, for a limited time only, you are able to transfer Continenal One Pass miles into your United Skymiles account without any additional charges. So after you sign up for the Continental One Pass Credit Card sign up for the United Mileage Plus Credit Card as well.

For signing up for the United Mileage Plus Credit Card you will earn 25,000 bonus miles after your first purchase and 5,000 additional miles when you add two authorized users to your account.

Once you've got both the Continental and the United air miles you can merge the miles into one frequent flier account and you will have 60,000 frequent flier miles!

Even better, this is not limited to just one person in your household. Your spouse or significant other can sign up for the same promotions and you can each earn 60,000 free freqent flier miles.

Both credit cards have annual fees, but for both offers, the annual fee is waved for the first year. Just remember to call and cancel the credit cards before the one year anniversary.