Erik Paquet

Editor-in-Chief

Erik joined the AwardWallet team in 2018. He attended the University of Michigan where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. During school, he discovered points and miles as a way to fund frequent international trips and a semester abroad in Santiago Chile.

 

Following school, he began traveling full time and co-founded Abroaders.com, a startup that helps travelers earn and redeem rewards points for maximum value.

 

Erik first connected with AwardWallet while looking for a tool to manage complex award bookings for clients. With the help of the AwardWallet booking platform, he and his team have redeemed over 49 million points for 2.2 million in airfare savings.

 

Erik lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Gabriela. When not obsessing about points and miles, his hobbies include cooking, photography, learning languages, exploring national parks, watching Michigan athletics (Go Blue!) and of course, travel.

How Long Does it Take to Buy and Transfer Points?

After months of collecting data, we’re excited to announce that we’ve made point transfer and purchase times available to all AwardWallet members. In today’s post, we’re going to cover how you can use this new information and share what we’ve learned about buying and transferring miles while building this feature.

Flying Blue Flash Sale (Ends October 20th)

Flying Blue, the loyalty program for Air France and KLM is running a special, mid-month edition of its popular Promo Rewards offer. Through October 20, 2019, you can book discounted awards between select cities and Europe. Offers include travel in economy, premium economy, and business class.

Hertz Raises Award Prices on Standard Rentals

Hertz has made a significant devaluation to their award chart for standard rental awards with no advance notice. The points required have increased for most types of redemptions. Since there was no announcement or press release, we’ve created a before-and-after chart to illustrate the changes.