In December of 2023, Chad joined Lyn Metler’s Families Fly Free program. Today’s show is a status update and review after nine months in the program. It takes a while to get signed up for all the cards, get the introduction bonuses, and start booking free travel. I’ve earned 857,000 points from Chase, American Express, and Capital One in the last nine months. I’ve worked Lyn’s system and added numerous other cards. I’ve had one free companion pass flight and have three more free flights booked for 2024 and redeemed $650 worth of points on a Disney Cruise downpayment. I’ve been an overachiever on Lyn’s system but am returning to her approach’s simplicity. I’ve almost actualized my $1600 investment in Families Fly Free and have earned $10,000 of free travel points ready to go to work, but your average family that wants to earn free travel without making the point-and-mile game a full-time hobby will be well-suited for Lyn’s Program.
In 2023, Lyn Metler from Families Fly Free inspired Chad to set a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) of taking his family of 5 to Disneyland Paris and paying for the entire trip with frequent flyer miles and points from various airlines, credit cards, and hotel chains. Chad and Lyn are checking in on their three-month progress.
Lyn from the Families Fly Free Podcast joins the show today to discuss travel hacks to fly free to Disney. Lyn has developed a membership program to help families maximize credit card rewards so they can fly free. We cover an overview of her program and strategies. I’ve researched her methodologies enough to know that flying your family free to Disney World is an achievable goal if you choose to join her program or continue your travel hacking education. The strategies work if you work the plan.