If you’ve ever gone through the hassle of air travel, it’s possible you’ve seen a person or two who seemed disconnected from his or her fellow travelers. They might seem a little too happy and excited among the trudging, miserable masses. There is an explanation for why these people act this way: They’re airline frequent flier hackers.
There’s good news, though! You don’t have to be a mutant or a magician to become a part of this special elite group. All you have to do is decide that you want to devote the requisite time and energy to really taking full advantage of the myriad frequent flier programs out there. And to do that, just use this list of nine hacks for building (and making the most out of) your frequent flier miles.