Points, miles, and snide remarks.


Welcome to Points and PDBs, your window seat to the world of points, miles, and aviation. I’m Adam, your captain on this journey. I work in the field of IT, and my experience includes working for a top 10 accounting firm in the United States. This means I possess a wealth of business travel experience that I’ll be sharing with you as we explore the exciting world of loyalty programs, aviation, and passenger experiences. It will primarily be me at the controls, but as we grow and expand, look out for a guest post or two.

At Points and PDBs, we’re all about delving deep into the intricacies of the entire travel experience. We don’t just tell you “what” and “how,” but we also make a point to ask “why.” Our goal is to explore where things fit into the broader context of the travel landscape, and not just churn out “top 10” lists about cruises like a certain other website (not naming any names here). Whether you’re a seasoned business traveler looking for savvy award travel strategies, or just someone eager to get more out of their points and miles, we’ve got you covered.

Now, you might be wondering, what’s the deal with our name – Points and PDBs? What the heck is a PDB? While many of our readers are well-versed in aviation jargon, not everyone might be familiar with this acronym. PDB stands for “pre-departure beverage.” This is typically served in business or first class shortly after boarding, while those in economy class are still finding their seats. We believe that it’s the small details that can make or break your travel experience, and the humble PDB is a prime example of that.

Integrity and transparency are values we hold close to our hearts. While our site is currently free of ads and affiliate links, we’re realists. We understand that to keep this blog in the air, we might need to introduce them one day. When that time comes, rest assured that we are committed to maintaining transparency and objectivity. Your trust is paramount to us, and we want you to feel confident that the information we provide is always in your best interest.

So, fasten your seatbelt, locate your nearest exit (it may be behind you), and get ready for an in-depth exploration of the points, miles, and aviation world with Points and PDBs. We’re here to ensure that your journey is as rewarding and enjoyable as possible. Welcome aboard!