What perks come with spending a good amount of your life in the air? Free upgrades and a robust knowledge of travel hacks. Frequent flyers know how to pack, how to get through the airport seamlessly, and how to have the best in-flight experience. It's how they survive.
As you plan your next trip, you can steal these secrets. We have tips from Virgin America flight attendants, the editor in chief of The Points Guy, and even a man who has visited every country on earth. And as someone who travels the world with airline miles myself, I've mixed in some of my own secrets. Read up before you head out.