Families Fly Free

By Lyn Mettler

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Want to make more family travel memories without breaking the bank? Lyn Mettler, aka Go to Travel Gal, shares her top tips to help families quickly and easily travel for less and inspires you with ideas of where to travel on your next vacation.

Episode Date
Walt Disney World With Genie+ Thanksgiving 2021 Trip Report
1849

Get access to Lyn's new free course on Genie+ as soon as it's available by adding yourself to the list below:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/DisneyGenie

To learn how to fly your family entirely free to Disney World (and beyond) in 2022, learn more about and join the Families Fly Free membership, where flying free is GUARANTEED:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/Join

Dec 03, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: Flying Free With a Family of 7 With Carlos & Angelica
1362

To learn more about and join Families Fly Free, click below:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/join

Watch other member interviews on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL73UNY48ZVDxHt1yaltXxpICnOXkkDIba

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Nov 25, 2021
Avoiding Flight Delays During Busy Travel Periods
1162

Join our email list at:
FamiliesFlyFree.com

Follow Lyn's travels on Instagram:
Instagram.com/FamiliesFlyFree

Learn more about how to easily fly your family free as a member of Families Fly Free:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Nov 23, 2021
How to Travel Free With a Family of 5 With Stephanie Antin
2265

Check out Stephanie's travels at AlmostFreeFamilyTravel.com.

Learn more about how to easily fly your family free as a member of Families Fly Free:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks


Nov 16, 2021
The Ultimate Utah Road Trip & Best Western With Cami
2923

To get access to our Zion and Bryce Canyon Itinerary and all our videos with tips for visiting Utah and the National Parks + get a plan to fly your family free forever, join Families Fly Free:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Other helpful links...
Our Blog Posts:

Our Videos:

Nov 02, 2021
Why My Family Is Buying Annual Travel Insurance
1332

Show Notes:


Learn more about and join the Families Fly Free membership before the price increases Nov. 2...
FamiliesFlyFree.com/Join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Oct 26, 2021
Longtime Traveler Diane Discusses the Value of Families Fly Free & Her Favorite Aspects of Membership
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Get more information and join Families Fly Free below:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Oct 20, 2021
Your Guide to Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights (From a Mom's Perspective)
1389

To learn more and join the Families Fly Free membership before the price goes up in October, visit:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/Join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

For more information about Universal Studios Orlando's Halloween Horror Night and to book tickets, visit:
https://orlando.halloweenhorrornights.com/

Photo credit: Universal Studios Orlando

Oct 12, 2021
Disneyland at Halloween: An Amazing Treat for Your Family's List of Trips to Take Flying Free
1107

Read more about Disneyland at Halloween on my blog post:
16 Spooktastic Reasons to Experience Disneyland Halloween

Learn more and join Families Fly Free so you can fly free to Disneyland whenever you want:
Families Fly Free

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Sep 28, 2021
BONUS EPISODE - How Mike Is Taking His Extended Family on a Hawaii Vacation Flying Free
1067

To learn more about and join Families Fly Free, click below:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Sep 23, 2021
Travel Tips From My Late Father Lost to COVID: "Everything for me is an adventure."
2289

I also want to share with you the full contents of an email I sent to my subscriber list after his death that includes a link to the video version of the interview...

I write to you all this week with great sadness.

In June, I lost my mother to dementia, which was somewhat expected though still very sad, and this past Sunday, I lost my vibrant, healthy, full-of-life 78-year-old dad completely unexpectedly to COVID.

I have a history of travel in my family, as my mother was a Delta flight attendant back in the glamorous age of flying in the 1970s (called "stewardesses" then!), and my dad has been flying since the time I was born, as a manufacturer's representative for sportswear and many related industries over the years, though the two have been divorced since I was 3.

My dad, a lifelong resident of Atlanta, which is the home base of Delta, flew so often that he was even grandfathered in as a "Delta Flying Colonel."

He inspired in me a love of adventure, of trying new things, of believing in myself, of dreaming big and of always striving to keep a positive attitude.

He was my inspiration, a fellow longtime entrepreneur and the person to whom I went for advice on all things.

He was my debate partner and also my cheerleader, compatriot and the best Granddad one could ask for to my 2 boys.

And he loved me unconditionally exactly for who I am - flaws and all! 

This man was a cyclist, a scuba diver, a "treasure hunter"/metal detector (finding 1 of 14 Saxon sceat coins ever!), a hunter, he rafted down the Zambezi River in Africa, swam with sharks and so much more; he was never afraid to do or try anything. As he says in the video below, "Everything for me is an adventure."

Until the time he got sick with COVID just 3 weeks ago, this 78-year-old man was going to spinning class multiple times a week and beating the pants off the younger people beside him. And he worked full-time running his own business until then, as well.

Last August, when visiting him in Atlanta, I recorded this interview between he and I, sharing his best tips for and favorite memories of travel, which I shared within my Families Fly Free membership. But today I want to share it with everyone as a tribute to this great man.

Here is my joyful, loving dad and I in our chat just one year ago...

VIDEO VERSION

One last thing... please consider getting a vaccine if you have not or are not already immune.

My dad chose not to get the vaccine because he was certain his immune system was strong enough to keep him from getting the virus. And he DID have a healthy immune system, rarely ever getting sick, super active and taking vitamins and supplements. If anyone could have fought it off, he could have. And he DIDN'T get the virus for over a year until he did.

He was struggling to breathe within only 3 days of testing positive (we're not sure where he got it), in the hospital 2 days later, on a ventilator 1 day later and never came off of it. It's a testament to the health of his heart and lungs that he survived almost 2 weeks on the ventilator. He had every possible treatment, including Ivermectin, that you can get for COVID, and nothing could stop this awful virus from completely destroying his healthy body.

You just don't know if COVID will affect you like it did him. It's a gamble. I have looked COVID in the eye and I can tell you this is nothing that anyone -- vaccinated or unvaccinated -- wants. From the bottom of my heart, I don't want to see any other individual OR their family have to go through what we are right now.

If you choose not to get the vaccine, please protect yourself in every way you can.

And if you DO get the virus, I want you to know that you can get the FDA-approved monoclonal antibodies right away (many hospitals and locations around the country offer it on an outpatient basis), that you should keep a close eye on your oxygen levels and go to the hospital the SECOND you begin struggling to breathe, because you need to try to stop any damage to your lungs ASAP. This virus also directly attacks your kidneys, which I did not realize. We were just too late on all of this for my dad, but now we know, and I want you to know, too in the hopes it can save some lives.

God bless you all and please stay healthy and safe. Hug your family today!


Sep 20, 2021
The Importance of Properly Timing Your Southwest Companion Pass
1307

Get help properly timing and earning your OWN Southwest Companion Pass as a member of Families Fly Free. Get more information below:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/Join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Aug 31, 2021
Shifting From a Vacation Mindset to a Travel Mindset
1401

Get a proven formula for your family to travel more by flying free as a member of Families Fly Free:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Aug 17, 2021
5 Priceless Reasons to Start Traveling More With Your Kids
1179

Related Episodes:


Work 1-on-1 help to get started flying free right away as a Families Fly Free member, so you can travel more with your kids and make those priceless memories. Get more information and join below:
https://www.familiesflyfree.com/join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Aug 10, 2021
How My Family Got Started Flying Free
1616

Start flying your family free ASAP when you join our Families Fly Free membership. Save 2x the cost of membership within 90 days GUARANTEED or your money back.

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Aug 03, 2021
Update from Disneyland & Grand Californian Resort (Trip Report, July 2021)
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Join Families Fly Free and learn how to fly free to Disney and beyond:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Jul 27, 2021
When Your Friends & Family Think You Travel TOO Much
1027
Jul 20, 2021
How to Find Travel Deals When Demand Is Crazy High
1608
Jul 13, 2021
Best Vehicles for a Family Road Trip That Allow You to Work From Anywhere with GMC
2261

Win a GMC Sierra AT4 and engage in GMC's Work From Anywhere campaign below:

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Jun 24, 2021
The Quickest Way to Learn a Language Slowly: How I'm Learning Italian Inspired By My Travels
2119

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Here are some of the resources mentioned in the episode:

Jun 16, 2021
Top 10 Mistakes People Make Flying Free
1359

Become a member of Families Fly Free and get access to Lyn's proprietary process + a tailored plan for your family. Stop making miles and points mistakes and start making more priceless travel memories with your family:
https://www.FamiliesFlyFree.com/join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Jun 10, 2021
An In-depth Look at the Families Fly Free Membership
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In this webinar Sneak Peak inside the Families Fly Free membership, Lyn shares:

  • The 3 goals of the membership for flying free: Simplify, Save and Support
  • 2 Surprise Benefits members have loved
  • Exactly what to expect when you join
  • Why it's priced the way it is and how it's designed to be a money-maker, at least doubling or tripling your investment
  • The money-back guarantee
  • What members, ranging from retirees to singles to families with both young and school-age children, have to say
  • Answers ALL direct questions asked during this webinar
  • Shows you exactly how to join

Get more information and join the membership at FamiliesFlyFree.com/Join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

May 28, 2021
How to Save as Much as Possible on Car Rentals During the "Carpocalypse"
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Through Thursday, May 20 at midnight Pacific, join Lyn's Families Fly Free membership at the 1-payment price and get 8,250 Southwest points (enough for 1 round-trip flight on Southwest) as a gift!

Join the membership and get more information below...

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

May 19, 2021
BONUS EPISODE - Advanced Travel Hacker Kristin Shares Benefits of Membership for Her Family of 5
1185

Get more information on how to start your family's fly-free journey as a member of Families Fly Free below:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/Join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Listen to interviews with other Families Fly Free members:

May 13, 2021
My Family's Top 15 Bucket List Adventures Flying Free
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Show Notes:

See photos of all these trips on Lyn's Instagram (and please follow for more travel inspiration!): @FamiliesFlyFree

Get access to videos all about the Channel Islands, Grand Cayman, Europe and more as a member of Families Fly Free. Get more information and join below...

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

May 11, 2021
10 Out-of-the-Box Ways to Earn Southwest Points Without Flying
1197

Get your free list of 101 Ways to Earn Southwest Points:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/101

Get more information about and join the Families Fly Free membership:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/Join

May 06, 2021
BONUS EPISODE - Flying Free as Part of a "Snowbird Strategy" With New Retiree, Cathy
1292

Become a member of Families Fly Free and get all the same benefits of Cathy below...
Families Fly Free

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Apr 29, 2021
Using Small Business Travel Cards to Help You Fly Free with Zac Hood of Travel Freely
2253

Sign up for Travel Freely totally FREE below:
GotoTravelGal.com/TravelFreely (desktop version)
GotoTravelGal.com/TravelFreelyMobile (app)

Become a member of Families Fly Free (where we have more great videos with Zac!):
FamiliesFlyFree.com/join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Apr 27, 2021
10 Reasons to Add Chase Sapphire Preferred to Your Free Travel Arsenal
1393
Apr 20, 2021
BONUS EPISODE - Flying a Family of 5 Free with Krista
1286

Just like Krista, become a member of Families Fly Free below...
https://www.familiesflyfree.com/join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Site Krista referenced in the interview:
FlightsFromHome.com (for Salt Lake City and Las Vegas Airports)

Apr 15, 2021
What It's Like to Travel to Hawaii Right Now (April Trip Report)
1389

Just back from an April Spring Break vacation flying free to Maui with her family of 4, Lyn shares what it's like to travel to Hawaii right now from the state's requirements to the airlines to hotels and locals. Learn more on her FREE masterclass about What It's Like to Travel to Hawaii During the Pandemic on April 22, 2021 at 8pm ET, 7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm Pacific.

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Apr 13, 2021
7 of My Favorite Must-Have Travel Items
1423

Read more and use Lyn's affiliate links to check out some of the products she mentioned below:

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks


Apr 06, 2021
Insider Tips for Visiting Oahu With Amylee Udell
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Check out Amylee's tips on frugal living and organization for families at ProductiveMama.com.

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Join Families Fly Free and start making more priceless travel memories to places like Oahu:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/Join

Mar 30, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Hiking With Mallory Moskowitz of Your Adventure Coach
2248

Download Mallory's Day Hiking Gear Checklist and other resources at:
http://www.youradventurecoach.com/resources/

Become a member of Families Fly Free and not only learn Lyn's process to ALWAYS fly your family free, but get access to National Park itineraries and videos on how to fly AND stay free at National Parks, as well as what to do at the most popular National Parks below:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Mar 23, 2021
Insider Hacks to Save at Disney World With Vacation Planner Kelley Barker
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If you'd like to get Kelley's help planning your family's Walt Disney World vacation, you can reach her at:
kelleyj34@gmail.com (be sure to tell her that you heard her on the Families Fly Free podcast!)
260-483-1374

Join Families Fly Free and get access to all of our Disney savings tips including 6 videos on everything from booking resorts with Disney Vacation Club points to how to stay FREE at Disney to how to fly your whole family there TOTALLY FREE!
https://www.familiesflyfree.com/join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Mar 16, 2021
5 Reasons to Make Friends With Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Travel Free With Your Family
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Join Families Fly Free at:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/Join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Mar 10, 2021
Top Tips You Need to Know Before Visiting National Parks This Spring and Summer
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Become a member of Families Fly Free and get access to live weekly webinars on National Parks topics all through March (also recorded for later access). Join below:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/Join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Check out our blog post on 7 Top Tips for Visiting US National Parks and our National Parks guides:


Related Episodes:

Mar 02, 2021
Don't Make These Mistakes When Earning Your Southwest Companion Pass
1534

Be sure to check out:
Episode 5 - The Best Airline for Families to Fly Free
Episode 11 - The ONE Airline Perk That Makes it Easy for Families to Fly Free
Episode 4 - How to Earn Free Travel By Holiday Shopping (This one explains the Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal)

Join the Families Fly Free membership at FamiliesFlyFree.com/Join.

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Feb 23, 2021
The Cheapest Days to Fly & Other Travel Hacks to Save on Airfare
1485

Become a member of Families Fly Free and get a personal plan to travel with your family free forever with 1-on-1 help!
https://www.familiesflyfree.com/join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Feb 16, 2021
Traveling Solo With Kids With Lee Huffman
2730

Find Lee below:

Listen to Lyn talk about visiting Indianapolis on the We Travel There podcast.

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Feb 09, 2021
There's a BETTER Way to Use Miles & Points for Free Travel
1115

Join Families Fly Free

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Feb 02, 2021
Disney During the Pandemic + Top Tips and Hacks with Leah Althiser
2973

To become a Families Fly Free member and get access to our videos on how to fly free to and stay free at Disney, join below:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Here's where to find Leah Althiser:

Jan 26, 2021
Tips for Traveling With Teens With Tamara Gruber
2005

Show Notes:

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks


Jan 19, 2021
The ONE Airline Perk That Makes Flying Free Easy for Families
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Get a customized Southwest Companion Pass & Fly Free plan for your family, as well as access to the How to Earn the Southwest Companion Pass online course AND weekly live webinars as a member of Families Fly Free:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/join

Get your 101 Ways to Earn Southwest Points freebie at:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/101

Jan 12, 2021
5 Family-Friendly Vacation Destinations for 2021
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Get help traveling free (flying your whole family free AND staying free) and more information on these destinations inside the Families Fly Free members program:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Pigeon Forge

Colorado Springs

Utah National Parks

San Diego

Grand Cayman

Jan 05, 2021
The Best National Parks to Visit During the Winter With Ash Nudd
3079

Learn more about Ash at DirtinMyShoes.com

Join Families Fly Free and learn how to fly your entire family free to the National Parks at FamiliesFlyFree.com/Join. Inside the program, you can also access more videos with Ash and her National Park tips!

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Dec 29, 2020
Planning Your Family's Dream Trip to Hawaii
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Join Families Fly Free and get personal help flying your family free to Hawaii:
FamiliesFlyFree.com/Join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Dec 22, 2020
Beginners' Guide to Using Travel Credit Cards to Fly Free
1137

Whenever you're ready, come check out Families Fly Free at FamiliesFlyFree.com/Join and start your family's journey to flying free. Hope you'll join us!

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Dec 15, 2020
Why Utah Is an Awesome Destination for Families Flying Free
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Other Resources:

Join the Families Fly Free program to learn how to easily fly your family free and get access to Lyn's family's exact Utah itineraries, as well as itineraries for many other destinations!

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Dec 08, 2020
The Best Airline for Families to Fly Free
1204

To learn how to fly your family entirely free around the US, Caribbean and Europe, join Lyn's Families Fly Free program at
FamiliesFlyFree.com/join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Dec 01, 2020
How to Easily Earn Free Travel While Holiday Shopping
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Nov 24, 2020
What It's Like to Stay in a Hotel During the Pandemic: Interview With Hilton's CleanStays Leader
2564

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Nov 18, 2020
What It's Like to Travel With a Family During the COVID-19 Pandemic
1332

To learn how to fly your family entirely free around the US, Caribbean and Europe, join Lyn's Families Fly Free program at
FamiliesFlyFree.com/join

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Nov 16, 2020
How to Earn Frequent Flyer Miles Without Ever Setting Foot on a Plane
1235

To get help flying your family free, check out Lyn's Families Fly Free membership program below:
https://www.familiesflyfree.com/join 

Download our FREE list of 7 INSIDER hacks Lyn uses to fly her family free:
https://familiesflyfree.com/7hacks

Nov 11, 2020