Who We Are
PointsPros is led by Ben Schlappig, author of One Mile at a Time and avid points collector. Ben has visited over 50 countries on six continents and loves sharing tricks about how others can use miles and points to do the same. Ben has been cited as a travel expert in many publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The Australian Business Journal.
Alex | Alex lives and breathes the travel industry and has been obsessed from a young age! His detailed knowledge of miles and points helped him to start PointsPros alongside Ben, and he is grateful to be able to share his passion with others; helping them take dream trips they never thought they’d be able to take!
Favorite Award: Emirates First Class from the US to Europe with a stopover in Dubai for 200,000 Alaska Mileage Plan miles.
Andrew | Andrew discovered the power of miles and points while studying abroad during college. Since then, he’s done brief stints in Australia and Singapore and harnessed his obsession to travel to destinations he never dreamed of going.
Favorite Award: US-Southeast Asia with a European stopover in Business Class for 160,000 United MileagePlus miles.
David | David is a perennial Executive Platinum with American, and is known for his expertise on everything related to the OneWorld Alliance. He’s been on safari in Africa, backpacked through India, climbed the Great Wall of China, amongst others, and loves helping our clients create memorable travel experiences!
Favorite Award: US to Asia using American AAdvantage miles.
Jimmy | Jimmy is a recent graduate with a background in hotel management, and is passionate about food and travel! He is an expert in miles and points and has redeemed millions of miles over the past 5 years.
Favorite Award: Cathay Pacific First Class from the U.S. to South Africa via Hong Kong for 140,000 Alaska Mileage Plan miles.
Jordan | Jordan has been fascinated by commercial aviation for as long as he can remember. He loves adventure travel, and has backpacked through much of Europe, Asia, and South America. He likes connecting with people and learning about their travel desires, then working together to achieve them!
Favorite Award: 4,500 British Airways Avios for short-haul Economy redemptions.
Mac | Mac first became an elite level flyer with Northwest Airlines back in 1992 and has since visited nearly every continent using miles. He enjoys all aspects of travel, from using points to stay in some of the world’s finest hotels to exploring the street food of Japan, Morocco, and Singapore. As a Platinum Medallion with Delta Air Lines for the the past 7 years, his special expertise is with Skyteam Awards.
Favorite Award: US-Australia in Business Class for 160,000 & US-Morocco in Business Class for 125,000 Delta SkyMiles.
Matt | Matt spent the last seven years living and working in Beijing before returning to the United States. During this time he used miles and points to travel all over the world, seeing and experiencing much more than he ever thought he would.
Favorite Award: Cathay Pacific First Class from the U.S. to South Africa via Asia for 140,000 Alaska Mileage Plan miles.
Mero | Mero loves traveling and exploring the world, especially when flying business or first class using airline points! He finds booking award tickets to be very exciting, and claims, “finding the right itinerary is like a big puzzle and I love helping people take dream trips all over the world that might not be possible without the use of points!”
Favorite Award: 70,000 Alaska Mileage Plan miles for Business class to Africa via Hong Kong.
Tiffany | Tiffany is an avid traveler and spends about half the year living abroad. She loves leveraging miles and points to help her friends and family explore the world with her, and is passionate about sharing that knowledge and excitement with our clients!
Favorite Award: US to Europe for 90,000 Air Canada Aeroplan miles in Business Class.