Elina

Elina Geller

The Miss Miles

Elina began working for AwardWallet in 2019. She became obsessed with the miles and points game in 2011, after applying for 3 American Airlines credit cards that netted her 225,000 miles. Since that time, she has been an avid points collector and has earned and redeemed hundreds of thousands of miles. She currently has over a million miles & points and has been flying for free for the past 8 years. Elina graduated from Fordham University with a BSc in Public Accounting and has an MSc in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

 

Elina worked in the banking industry in NYC until 2017 when she moved to London to attend graduate school. Since leaving the world of finance behind, Elina has been working remotely and living all over the world as a digital nomad. Her favorite countries include Brazil, Colombia and the Ukraine.

 

Elina owns and runs http://themissmiles.com, which is a miles & points portfolio management concierge service. Through this business, Elina manages customer’s frequent flyer accounts and helps aspiring points afficianados develop a miles and point earning and redemption strategy. In addition to her travel rewards obsession, Elina also owns an Etsy shop that sells travel related instagram story icons (https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheMissMiles). She is also active on Instagram and uses it as a way to connect with other likeminded travelers (https://www.instagram.com/themissmiles/). Elina loves sports, especially tennis and pilates reformer, and is fluent in Russian.

KLM Business Class Review – Boeing 747-400 Combi

What makes a great business class experience? I think a smooth check-in, nice lounge, great seats, tasty food, plenty of entertainment options and great wine! Check out my review of the KLM new business-class experience from Amsterdam to New York on the Boeing 747-400 Combi.

Interesting New Routes in August 2019 and Beyond

We’re excited to report that several new flight routes have been recently announced. In addition to giving you more options for paid airfare, new routes are always a great opportunity to snag hard-to-find award availability before the rest of the points and miles community catches on.

Qantas to Make Major Program Changes in September 2019

Qantas recently announced some significant changes to its frequent flyer program which are scheduled to take effect on September 18, 2019. Although some awards will increase in price, there are also some positive aspects, including reduced taxes and fees and additional award seats being made available.

Air France/KLM Flying Blue Awards Sweet Spots

We explore the Air France/KLM Flying Blue award program and take a look at some interesting award sweet spots. Flying Blue is a valuable program given its relationship with all five major flexible rewards programs: American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Capital One and Marriott Rewards.