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.

Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card Review

The The World of Hyatt Credit Card is an excellent value for anyone who stays with Hyatt at least once or twice per year. The annual free night certificate (and the chance to earn a second free night with $15,000 in spend) make this Hyatt card a great asset to hang on to for the long term. Check out our full review for all the details.

Sweet Spots for World of Hyatt Awards

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Earn 60,000 Bonus Miles with the AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard®

The AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® can provide solid value for the occasional American flyer, with perks like early boarding, a free checked bag, and discounts on inflight purchases. It’s also one of the few cards offering a welcome bonus you can earn by making just a single purchase (of any amount) within the first 90 days of card membership. Here’s a quick overview of why you might want to pick up the Aviator Red.

JetBlue Credit Cards from Barclaycard

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