This man quit his job at Morgan Stanley to embrace his obsession with air miles — and he now flies first class for a living

This man quit his job at Morgan Stanley to embrace his obsession with air miles — and he now flies first class for a living
This man quit his job at Morgan Stanley to embrace his obsession with air miles — and he now flies first class for a living
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This man quit his job at Morgan Stanley to embrace his obsession with air miles — and he now flies first class for a living

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No one likes a bargain as much as Brian Kelly, prolific air mile collector and CEO of thepointsguy.com — at least when it comes to first class flights, that is.

Kelly — who previously worked in HR at Morgan Stanley — has turned his side hustle and passion for flying premium into a revenue-generating lifestyle brand which has become a mecca for anyone trying to get their head around how to start collecting air miles.  

Now he spends most of his time — or at least two weeks of the month — flying around the world in some of the fanciest first class cabins, virtually for free.

Business Insider caught up with Kelly to hear about his journey from a Morgan Stanley cubicle to becoming a macro travel influencer. 

Scroll down for a look at how he did it. 

Meet 34-year-old Brian Kelly, otherwise known as "The Points Guy." He left his job in HR at Morgan Stanley in 2011 to build his air miles blog.

Now, he spends at least two weeks of the month flying around the world in some of the fanciest first class cabins — virtually for free.

 

Recent feats include Hong Kong to San Francisco with Singapore Airline for 92,000 Singapore Krisflyer miles and $78 (£59)…

 

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