Award Travel Academy and Award Travel Academy Next Level


We are so happy to share our two courses with you—Award Travel Academy and Award Travel Academy Next Level. When we started our points and miles journey years ago, we spent more time, energy, and frustration trying to figure out how to do this points and miles game. I would have LOVED a course to just lay it out for me and get me started faster so I could save right away on all my bucket list destinations.

Instead, I waited some time to get started because it was just so confusing. When I finally started, I had to wade through SO MUCH information. That was the main reason we wanted to create a”one-stop” learning experience for our readers. We want you to get started quicker and in the right direction from the get-go! Let’s talk about our two courses so you can decide if one (or both) is for you!

Award Travel Academy

This is our more beginner-friendly course. If you know little to nothing about using credit card points and miles, this course is for you. It covers all of the basics, and in the last couple of modules, we put it together for you. We help you develop a credit card strategy then give you personalized feedback based on your travel goals so you can get to your dream destination quicker! Here are the modules in this course:

  • Module 1: Intro to Award Travel
  • Module 2: Credit Card Basics
  • Module 3:Everything You Need to Know to Get Started (*BONUS- Feedback on Your Strategy)
  • Module 4: Preparing to Apply
  • Module 5: Beyond the Application
  • Module 6: Getting Player Two on Board
  • Module 7: Putting Your Points and Miles to Use
  • Module 8: Booking Award Travel

There are a lot of video tutorials on how to book travel and the following bonus material:

  • Points and Miles Redemption Calculator
  • Hawaii for 2 for Under $25
  • How to Save on Rental Cars
  • Guide to Globalist
  • Credit Card Cheat Sheets
  • Hyatt Deep Dive
  • Southwest Companion Pass Flowchart
  • How to Budget with YNAB

We will update/add more content periodically, and you will get that for free whenever we update current course content.


Hyatt Ziva poolside drinks

Many of our ATA students have booked trips to the Hyatt Ziva after what they’ve learned!

Award Travel Academy Next Level

This course takes the first one to the next level and adds even more! The bonus that I’m the most excited about is a monthly group coaching calls where we will take students’ booking questions and coach them on how to find award travel. Everyone watching will learn so much in searching and booking award travel, not just the 2-3 picked each month. We will follow up each session with a Q&A session.

Here are the modules:

  • Module 1: Getting Welcome Offers Again/Application Rules
  • Module 2: Ways to Earn More Points
  • Module 3: Airport Lounges
  • Module 4: Getting Through Airport Quicker
  • Module 5: Business Class Basics
  • Module 6: 4 Major Hotel Programs
  • Module 7: Chase Ultimate Rewards Deep Dive
  • Module 8: AMEX Membership Rewards Deep Dive
  • Module 9: Capital One Miles Deep Dive
  • Module 10: Citi ThankYou Points Deep Dive


Bonus Material:

  • Monthly Group Coaching Calls
  • Credit Card Cheat Sheets
  • Credit Card Downgrade Cheat Sheets
  • Hotel Status Cheat Sheet
  • Transfer Time Charts
  • Destination Guides—Disneyland, Greece, Paris
  • Destination Mini Guides—Australia, Bora Bora, Italy, Japan, Maldives
  • Buying Groups Walkthrough
  • Video: How to Search on Air France
  • Video: Booking Qatar Qsuite on AA
  • Video: Booking Emirates on Emirates vs Air Canada
  • Video: United Excursionist Perk

Again, we will update/add more content periodically, and you will get that for free whenever we update current course content.

Or, get our ATA + Next Level Bundle for the best value!

To compare the two courses, check out this document.


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Bottom Line

Investing in a course always seems daunting—will it be worth the investment? Our ATA students have REPEATEDLY told us that it saved them so much time and money and was worth it! When you look at the course as the cost of a round-trip domestic flight that will save you thousands of dollars in the future, not to mention time, I am sure that you will feel the same way!


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