Kathleen started collecting American Airlines miles before she turned 18 and became Executive Platinum even while a broke law school student by reading Flyertalk. When she started travelling for work as a lawyer at Gibson Dunn in 2011, she quickly learned the ins and outs of One World and British Airways.
Kathleen earned 1m Marriott Bonvoy points from her work travels and had several trips that were well beyond her means thanks to points – to Vail, Colorado, Bali, Indonesia, and the Maldives.
After becoming a UK citizen in 2014, Kathleen started collecting Avios and Amex Membership rewards with gusto resulting in several long haul trips with her young children in business class entirely on points (plus taxes and fees!).