"Free"-quent Flier Scott Ford

Imagine traveling the world without opening your wallet!   Portlander Scott Ford did just that, saving more than $75,000 on airfare, hotels and rental cars all because he volunteered to get bumped from his flights!

Do you want to travel for free?  Here are a few of Scott's tips:

  • Schedule flights with as many connections as possible (each connection gives you a chance to be bumped)
  • Try to book the fullest/most popular flights
  • Stick with one airline and take full advantage of its frequent flier program
  • Don't be afraid to negotiate.  For instance, if they offer you a $300 voucher when you're bumped, ask for additional frequent flier miles.

For more information, visit Scott's website.


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