It can be really hard to place a value on airline frequent flier miles compared to other types of credit card rewards. For instance, we all know how much cash back offers are worth, and most other rewards points typically offer a fixed value, often one cent per point towards merchandise or gift...
“Yesterday JetBlue announced its 88th destination – Cleveland, Ohio”, according to this article posted at Points, Miles & Martinis. “It will launch a twice daily non-stop service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) on April 30, 2015. Show More Summary
I've written in the past about which airline and hotel loyalty programs process points purchases directly. When you buy points directly from an airline or hotel, they're often processed by points.com, which acts as the third party in these transactions. Show More Summary
US Airways and American both used to use Points.com to process purchase miles transactions. That meant the transactions were charged by that third party, instead of the airline itself. You would not earn bonus miles for an ‘airline’ or ‘travel’ transaction with your credit card. Show More Summary
The Milepoint frequent flyer community celebrates the holidays with 100 prizes to give away beginning on December 13. In the 12 Milepoint Days of Christmas, there’s 100,000 hotel points to give out, airport lounge basses, airline miles, elite status, inflight internet passes, and even a Sterling Silver Starbucks card. Show More Summary
What is the value of miles and points by airline, hotel and credit card program? Miles used to be thought to be worth 2 cents. I think that conventional wisdom developed out of the idea that a cross country flight cost about $500… or 25,000 miles. Show More Summary
News and notes from around the interweb: Delta is selling used beverage carts, and you could own one! Another e-rewards signup bonus and a post making the point that you can have as many of these as you want (one per airline with which they’re offering them) using unique email addresses each time. Show More Summary
I’ve heard about it from friends who travel often for work, about how they were accumulating points from their favorite airlines to get some free flights. However it wasn’t until I discovered Chris Guillbeau from the Art of Non-Conformity that I saw it as a possible way to save significant amounts of money. He was someone […]
Frequent flyer programs are one of the primary ways airlines build customer loyalty. In a nutshell, the more you travel with the same airline (or its partners), the higher the odds you will be able to redeem miles or points for free travel and achieve an elite status, which carries perks such as...
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. Here’s my all-time favorite print ad: And my favorite television...Show More Summary
Philippine Airlines flies non-stop from North America to Southeast Asia. You don’t hear about them often because they do not have any US frequent flyer partners, and no bank program transfers points to the Mabuhay Miles program. And yet therein lies an opportunity. Show More Summary
Typically when airlines have a partnership, you can redeem miles for travel on the other carrier. That's different, however, than being able to convert miles into the partner program. For example, American Airlines and British Airways are partners, have a joint venture, and both belong to the oneworld alliance. Show More Summary
Back in July Spirit Airlines launched a promotion that only they could pull off. You could tell them what you hate about an airline, and they’d give you 8000 free points for it. Of course, 8000 miles in the Spirit program isn’t 8000 miles as you usually think of them. Show More Summary
Convert those unused frequent guest loyalty program points of lodging companies into MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles towards award travel on United Airlines — and receive a bonus of 20 percent on all conversions worth...Show More Summary
United Airlines Mileage Plus has a limited time offer giving one Marriott Rewards point for every 3 MileagePlus miles bought by October 20, 2014. Miles are available in increments of 3,000 miles for purchases up to 150,000 miles. The maximum bonus with this offer is 50,000 Marriott Rewards points. Show More Summary
By Three Point Aviation Services LLC: September Data for Spirit Airlines On Tuesday, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) released its traffic numbers for September, noting a 13.5% increase in passenger miles flown, year-over-year. That passenger increase was offset by an 18% increase in capacity, resulting in a 3.2% drop in load factor, year-over-year. Show More Summary
Reader Steven H. emails, I think Swa has raised their offer back up to 50k miles to sign up with Chase. I got an email offer Indeed, there’s a 50,000 point signup offer for the Chase co-brand Southwest Airlines card. The $99 annual fee...Show More Summary
The cover story of this month’s Inside Flyer is called “The Ethics of a Mile” and deals with gifting, bartering and selling awards — and the consequences for violating a program’s rules. In general, most airline and hotel programs will...Show More Summary
ALMOST every company accepts a basic contract between business travellers and employers: employees go where the boss sends them, but get to keep the airline miles and hotel points (and associated perks) for themselves. But it doesn't always work that way. Show More Summary
What is worth more: cash-back rewards or "points" like airline miles and hotel rewards? You may be surprised.