I got into this topic by reading MileLion’s latest poke post on the KF UOB account, how bad it actually it and finally reading his post of how he value miles.

I think you guys would know this by now, but I find earning miles kind of lame.

Flying to me is just transportation. I get into my seat, I fall asleep, I wake up for the food, resume sleep, and I de-plane. I get on the cheapest and fastest flight, with some slight considerations on safety and route, and a final cost benefit analysis of transfers (eg. Save $50 for a 3 hour stopover? No. Save $400 on a 4 hour stopover? Yes!)

I have no desire to ever fly business or first class if I had to pay with my own money. I am sure many other people think like me. However, that is where …