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He traveled world on frequent flyer miles, now his app helps others do it

Troy Liu developed Mileslife app for travellers from his travel experience, reports Tech In Asia

Sumit Chakraberty | Tech In Asia 

He traveled world on frequent flyer miles, now his app helps others do it

went to the when he was 17. He was a student of economics at the University of in On his first trip home to China, the girl at the airport counter asked him if he wanted to be a member of the airline’s frequent flyer program. “What’s that for?” he asked her.

“Whenever you hear the word ‘free,’ it’s pretty much like a joke. So I didn’t believe it, but I got a frequent flyer card, anyway,” he tells me in his irrepressible manner.


 
The miles addict

He first started flying around the – notching up miles and collecting cheap tickets. Eight years ago, he went back to live and work in China. He started writing a blog at the side on his travels, which were becoming more an exploration of local cultures. One of these was a bike trip across
 
Miles + Life = Mileslife
 
He became a formal consultant for airlines in 2013. The feedback he gave them, from his own experience as well as followers of his blog, was invaluabIe. A couple of years ago he took an extended trip that stretched over three months – from China to the US, the Caribbean, the UK, Turkey, the Middle East, and West Africa, where he ran into the Gambian police check-points.
 
Soft launch in Singapore
 
An English version of is ready, and Troy plans a soft launch in this month. He has already onboarded a good selection of merchants. Chinese travelers to will earn miles from local merchants, and so will Singaporeans traveling to Chinese cities – apart from the frequent flyer miles they get from the airlines for traveling anywhere in the world.
This is an excerpt from Tech in Asia. You can read the full article here

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He traveled world on frequent flyer miles, now his app helps others do it

Troy Liu developed Mileslife app for travellers from his travel experience, reports Tech In Asia

Troy Liu developed Mileslife app for travellers from his travel experience, reports Tech In Asia went to the when he was 17. He was a student of economics at the University of in On his first trip home to China, the girl at the airport counter asked him if he wanted to be a member of the airline’s frequent flyer program. “What’s that for?” he asked her.

“Whenever you hear the word ‘free,’ it’s pretty much like a joke. So I didn’t believe it, but I got a frequent flyer card, anyway,” he tells me in his irrepressible manner.
 
The miles addict

He first started flying around the – notching up miles and collecting cheap tickets. Eight years ago, he went back to live and work in China. He started writing a blog at the side on his travels, which were becoming more an exploration of local cultures. One of these was a bike trip across
 
Miles + Life = Mileslife
 
He became a formal consultant for airlines in 2013. The feedback he gave them, from his own experience as well as followers of his blog, was invaluabIe. A couple of years ago he took an extended trip that stretched over three months – from China to the US, the Caribbean, the UK, Turkey, the Middle East, and West Africa, where he ran into the Gambian police check-points.
 
Soft launch in Singapore
 
An English version of is ready, and Troy plans a soft launch in this month. He has already onboarded a good selection of merchants. Chinese travelers to will earn miles from local merchants, and so will Singaporeans traveling to Chinese cities – apart from the frequent flyer miles they get from the airlines for traveling anywhere in the world.
This is an excerpt from Tech in Asia. You can read the full article here
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He traveled world on frequent flyer miles, now his app helps others do it

Troy Liu developed Mileslife app for travellers from his travel experience, reports Tech In Asia

went to the when he was 17. He was a student of economics at the University of in On his first trip home to China, the girl at the airport counter asked him if he wanted to be a member of the airline’s frequent flyer program. “What’s that for?” he asked her.

“Whenever you hear the word ‘free,’ it’s pretty much like a joke. So I didn’t believe it, but I got a frequent flyer card, anyway,” he tells me in his irrepressible manner.
 
The miles addict

He first started flying around the – notching up miles and collecting cheap tickets. Eight years ago, he went back to live and work in China. He started writing a blog at the side on his travels, which were becoming more an exploration of local cultures. One of these was a bike trip across
 
Miles + Life = Mileslife
 
He became a formal consultant for airlines in 2013. The feedback he gave them, from his own experience as well as followers of his blog, was invaluabIe. A couple of years ago he took an extended trip that stretched over three months – from China to the US, the Caribbean, the UK, Turkey, the Middle East, and West Africa, where he ran into the Gambian police check-points.
 
Soft launch in Singapore
 
An English version of is ready, and Troy plans a soft launch in this month. He has already onboarded a good selection of merchants. Chinese travelers to will earn miles from local merchants, and so will Singaporeans traveling to Chinese cities – apart from the frequent flyer miles they get from the airlines for traveling anywhere in the world.


This is an excerpt from Tech in Asia. You can read the full article here

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