Elina Geller is a Lead Travel Writer at NerdWallet specializing in airline and hotel loyalty programs and travel insurance. Her passion for travel rewards began in 2011 when she flew first class to London and Amsterdam on British Airways and used hotel points to stay in both cities. In 2019, Elina founded TheMissMiles, a travel rewards coaching business. Elina's work has been featured by AwardWallet. She’s a certified public accountant with degrees from the London School of Economics and Fordham University.
- Education: MSc in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics and Political Science, BSc in Accounting, Fordham University
- Credentials: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
The latest from Elina
3 Ways to Maximize Points and Loyalty Programs on Your Work Trips
Make sure travel reservations are linked to your loyalty accounts, especially if you weren't the one who booked.
Centurion Lounge at New York-LaGuardia Airport Review
This AmEx lounge offers many spaces to eat, drink and work. If you're flying from New York-LGA, it's worth a visit.
JFK Centurion Lounge Review: A Speakeasy Inside the Airport
This AmEx lounge at JFK offers plenty of spaces to work, relax and dine. It also has a cocktail bar and a mini spa.
Checking Out of a Hotel: 6 Easy Ways
Checkout procedures vary from hotel to hotel, but you probably don't need to line up at the front desk.
The Downsides of Hotel Free Night Certificates
Free night certificates can be a major pain to use. You're often better off pursuing hotel loyalty program points.
Clear vs. Global Entry: Which Is Right for You?
You can couple Clear with TSA PreCheck to enjoy full security perks, whereas Global Entry includes PreCheck.
Hilton Aspire vs. Bonvoy Brilliant
If you're new to hotel loyalty and want to get the most value right away, the Aspire is the card you want.
Capital One, Citi, Chase and AmEx Transfer Bonus History
There’s no way to predict when a transfer bonus will happen, but looking at the history can give us some insight.
The Guide to British Airways Business Class
British Airways offers two business class fares, one for shorter flights within Europe and one for longer routes.
How to Book a Delta Vacation Package
Delta vacation packages help you book flights, hotels and even rental cars at once to help save you time.
6 Nerds Share Their 2022 Travel Rewards Strategies
Our Nerds are chasing status, luxury and redemption deals this year. What will you do in 2022?
How to Save Money Booking Travel on Orbitz
This online travel giant offers ways to save cash and earn rewards when booking.
Best Benefits of the American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp Mastercard
If you want a no-fee card that earns AAdvantage miles, the American Airlines MileUp Mastercard is a good choice.