Category Archives: Updates

The Milelion directory has been updated for April

Hello everyone

The Milelion directory has been updated for April. April is the cruelest month.

You can always find the latest directory here. As of April, the directory reads as follows-


Airline Programs

Credit Cards

Hotels

Rental Cars

SIM Cards

Reviews of Flights and Hotels (Trip Reports)

Other useful stuff

[Last updated: [9 April 17]

The Milelion Directory has been updated for March

Hello everyone

The Milelion directory has been updated for March. Beware the ides of March.

As a general point, the recent Krisflyer devaluation means that a rethink will be needed of some of the articles below. The value of a mile has changed, and likewise the calculations underlying some of the conclusions. Over time the content will get updated.

You can always find the latest directory here. As of March, the directory reads as follows-

Airline Programs

Credit Cards

Hotels

Rental Cars

SIM Cards

Reviews of Flights and Hotels (Trip Reports)

Other useful stuff

The Milelion is on The Instantgram. Sigh.

First things first. The Milelion doesn’t do social media. Even in my personal life, I tend to view Facebook et al as sort of a one way mirror- great for stalking people.

Here’s my Facebook profile, for example.

I’d be very amused if the DHS asked me for my social media profile, because I imagine they’d be instantly suspicious. After all, what sort of man doesn’t post photos of his food/kneejerk opinions about unverified news articles floating around the interweb/mild, insincere platitudes about random acquaintance baby photos that pop up on his feed? This man is dangerous, and must be stopped!

I remember when I was first introduced to Instagram. My friend opened the app on his phone. An plethora of photos synced and loaded.

“So, this is the Instantgram?” I asked

He affirmed that it was.

“And this Instantgram is capturing the zeitgeist of our era?”

He affirmed that it was.

“But all I see is partying and food and people wearing very few clothes and vaguely pretentious soft focus off centre photos with random filters and psychobabble captions applied to them. Are you sure the app is working properly?”

He affirmed that it was.

Unfortunately, it seems that people would prefer to stare at pretty chiobu photos than read 3,000 words on the renaissance of the airport hotel. Case in point, I recently reached out to a few local hotels to ask if they were interested in sponsoring giveaways for readers of The Milelion. Of those that didn’t straight away send the email to spam, quite a few asked me how “good I was at social media”

“Well,” I said. “I don’t use my phone at the table. So I think I’m pretty good at social media, thank you very much”

They didn’t get back to me after that.

So, just for you, The Milelion is now on Instantgram. Yes, I’m going to call it that. Follow The Milelion here. If you want. You’re not a bad person if you don’t. In fact you’re probably more principled than me.

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My upcoming trip to Miami should provide ample Instantgram fodder, but in the meantime I’ve uploaded some photos from past trips and links to the corresponding trip reports. I believe that is called Aftergram or something. Postergram?

What’s in it for you? Well, it opens up the possibility to do giveaways (sponsored or otherwise), send snarky messages to SQ and wear frameless glasses. So follow The Milelion, and tell all your friends you knew about it when it was still underground.