After doing numerous new member consults for her Families Fly Free membership, Lyn shares some of the top mistakes she sees people make, both newcomers and advanced travel hackers, when it comes to flying free.

Please note that Southwest has updated the number of points required to earn the Companion Pass from 2023 forward to 135,000 points (up from 125,000), though that doesn’t affect the method Families Fly Free teaches to easily earn and always have the Pass.

Become a member of Families Fly Free and get access to Lyn’s proprietary process + a tailored plan for your family. Stop making miles and points mistakes and start making more priceless travel memories with your family:

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  • Lyn Mettler

    Lyn Mettler is a longtime travel writer for US News & World Report, USA Today 10Best and The TODAY Show who created Families Fly Free, a program which teaches families her simple system to use travel rewards to fly for free.

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