Sam Helmy

Staff Writer

Sam joined the AwardWallet team in late 2016. He discovered points miles while planning trips in pursuit of his other passion scuba diving when he started using points and miles to get to some of the world’s best diving destinations. Eventually, he became a bit of an expert on how to use points and miles to get to diving destinations across the globe.

 

Over the years, Sam has lived in 6 countries and enjoys discovering new places and meeting new people, discovering new cultures, and learning new languages.

 

Sam currently lives in Spain, and when not working on points and miles he enjoys scuba diving, traveling, cooking, DIY, hiking, and walking with his wife and two dogs.

Delta Medallion Choice Benefits Expanded Starting 2018

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American Airlines Overhauls Boarding Groups

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Kids Travel Free to Scandinavia with SAS

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Hilton AXON Award Reprieve Through Feb 15, 2017

UPDATE: Hilton’s AXON awards have now ended permanently and Hilton has finished its move to a dynamic award pricing system without an award chart.  We recently reported that Hilton had abolished its AXON awards on December 31, 2016. What was…

$10 Billion Upgrade to JFK Airport

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Etihad Sale on Flights Originating in the US

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Earn 3x Avios with British Airways

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Up to 100,000 Bonus Points With Club Carlson

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American Airlines’ Basic Economy

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