If airlines increasingly award points as a multiple of the price paid for your ticket, why do they call those points ‘miles’? And if elite status at Delta and United are based on minimum revenue as a proxy for your value to the airline,...Show More Summary
I'm not at all a fan of most airline advertising, and I'm not claiming these are effective, but I sure do actually have favorites in the world of miles and points advertising. And one favorite video made by a frequent traveler. Continue reading These Ads and Videos Show Us Why We Love Loyalty Programs...
Avianca is a Star Alliance airline that regularly sells miles cheap, I bought quite a haul at around 1.35 cents per mile recently. They offer one way awards, cash and points awards, and make their Star Alliance partner awards bookable online. Show More Summary
As I write about all the time, buying miles can be a fantastic way to book premium cabin tickets for pennies on the dollar when compared to the retail cost. While airlines seem to be continually devaluing their rewards for frequent flyers, the programs are as robust as ever before when it comes to the ways in which you can buy miles. Show More Summary
Southwest Airlines is running a pretty good promotion where you can earn bonus miles by shopping through their online portal. Between now and November 26, 2015, you can earn up to 5,500 bonus points based on how much you spend online:...Show More Summary
Starwood is offering a discount of up to 25% on purchased points through December 31. Starwood points are the most valuable loyalty currency. If you need to top off most any frequent flyer account this could be strategically useful. Continue reading Buy Miles With Your Choice of 30 Airlines for 2.1 Cents Apiece...
American Airlines is no longer going to give customers frequent flyer points based on the number of miles they fly. Instead, the company will base those points on the cost of a ticket. The plan will reward customers who fly first-class, buy full priced tickets, and ultimately avoid discounted fares. Show More Summary
American Airlines, the last major carrier to reward travelers based on the miles they travel, said it will follow the lead of the rest of the industry by converting to a program that doles out points based on dollars spent. Starting next year, American Airlines announced its AAdvantage program will...
Frequent fliers who are part of American Airlines loyalty rewards program will soon have to spend money to accrue points, instead of receiving miles based on how far they’ve flown. Currently, a customer who was lucky to score a cheap flight could possibly rack up a nice chunk of miles, say, for flying between New York City and Los Angeles. …
My single favorite card for earning valuable rewards points has just gotten better with an offer of 50,000 points as a signup bonus. These points transfer to a variety of airline miles and hotel points. There was a brief targeted test of 50,000 points with a higher annual fee two years ago. Show More Summary
Points accumulated in a Chase Sapphire Preferred Card account or a Chase Ink Plus Business Card account transfer to airline miles, hotel points, and to Amtrak. On Sunday, November 15 they will implement "changes to the Chase Ultimate...Show More Summary
Alaska Airlines is offering up to a 50% bonus when you purchase or gift miles. That's actually a pretty good deal compared to other airlines with similar bonuses, because the starting price on their points is lower. Continue reading Up to 50% Bonus on Alaska Miles Lets You Buy Emirates First Class at a Deep Discount...
SPG Starpoints are one of the most valuable miles & points currencies out there due to the ability to transfer 20,000 points to a variety or airlines, getting a 5,000 mile bonus. What this means is a 20,000 points transfer becomes 25,000...Show More Summary
I love it when airlines start new routes as it opens new opportunities to explore the world and redeem miles. Recently American Airlines announced four new routes they will be starting up to Cancun, Mexico from Kansas City, Nashville, Pittsburgh, and Raleigh-Durham. Show More Summary
Buying miles can be a great way to fly first & business class for pennies on the dollar. Nowadays the three airlines which most frequently and lucratively sell miles are Alaska Mileage Plan, American AAdvantage, and Avianca LifeMiles. Well,...Show More Summary
Just for the next few days through October 31, 2105, you’ll receive a 20% bonus when you transfer your Marriott hotel points to American Airlines miles. Typically, transferring Marriott points to any airline is a bad deal, but thereShow More Summary
The airline and hotel industries are very different when it comes to their cost structures on award redemptions. When you redeem points for an airplane seat (say you redeem American miles for travel on one of their own flights), it's sort of tough for the airline to quantify the cost of that. Show More Summary
The credit card industry knows that there are few offers as tempting as a "free flight." And while many cards offer points or miles to be redeemed for award travel, companion tickets are another strategy that is quite common. So do these offers represent a fantastic value, or are they...
Through October 31, 2015, you will receive a 20% bonus when you transfer your Marriott hotel points to American Airlines miles. Aside from Starwood, I typically think transferring miles from a hotel loyalty program to an airline program is a bad deal. Show More Summary
Good morning everyone, a few weeks ago, I wrote Transfer Times to Singapore Airlines from Chase Ultimate Rewards, AMEX Membership Rewards, Citi Thank You Points, and SPG Starpoints. In that post, I learned that transfers to Singapore Airlines were not instant and vary by transferable points program. Show More Summary