The Frequent Flyer app measures background data and gives travelers points that can be exchanged for tickets with participating airlines
Alaska Airlines announced a promotion this week that marks down the price of its miles significantly. This is a tiered bonus that rewards you more for buying more points, and you do have to log in (some people might get a smaller bonus than others). But if you can maximize the offer I think it’s a good […] This post was originally published on Travel Codex.
The quickest way to get free airline points? Have a baby onboard.
(from Andy) As you know, I’m all about hotel and airline miles & points. As fun as accumulating these points is though, what is more fun obviously it redeeming those points for free travel! It can be a huge hassle, though, sifting through...Show More Summary
Most frequent flyers are experts at collecting and redeeming miles for free travel. They know all the tricks for squeezing a bit more value from each point, where to find more award seats, and secrets to getting miles faster. These are the little known secrets for getting more miles and value so...
American will give you a 20% bonus for transferring Starwood points into AAdvantage miles through September 14. I consider Starwood Starpoints the most valuable rewards currency and American miles are worth less than they used to be....Show More Summary
One of the ways my family is able to book the travel awards we do to for much less than retail, is often by taking advantage of opportunities to transfer miles and points to different hotel and airline accounts during transfer bonus periods. Show More Summary
Most programs promote that their miles never expire, and yet most airlines have some form of expiring miles. Here are the rules for expiring miles in airline frequent flyer programs, and how to prevent your miles from expiring. Continue reading How to Keep Points from Expiring...
If you're facing sticker shock from your travel this summer, earning points and miles is a great way to save on next year's vacation. And while you might think airline miles are the best place to start, there are several ways hotel points can save you more with less hassle. Show More Summary
Following on my last report, flying all 3 big gulf carriers in first class on their Airbus A380s in a single trip where I visited Bangkok and finally got to see the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, I redeemed miles for another fairly over-the-top...Show More Summary
Travel loyalty programs keep making it harder to get truly great perks like first-class upgrades. These nine hotel and airline rewards programs give you the best value for your points or miles, even at the lowest tiers of status. Earn...Show More Summary
While in general my preference is to redeem airline miles for flights and hotel points for hotel stays, there are some exceptions. One of those is SPG Moments, which is Starwood's experiences marketplace. SPG Moments allows you to redeem...Show More Summary
I often write about making your online purchases by first going through miles or points portal like United MileagePlus Shopping or AAdvantage Shopping to earn airline miles for all of your purchases, but the cash back portals aren’t to be ignored either as they can sometimes have the better return for your shopping dollars. Show More Summary
Yesterday I received an email from the JetBlue team about an absolutely amazing promotion. You may have already read about this offer now elsewhere, but I didn’t want to just fire off a quick post without really digging into how amazing it is because this is one of the coolest offers I think we have seen in a while from any program. Show More Summary
Utilizing online airline and hotel shopping portals is a very easy way to increase your miles and points earning totals without spending anything extra beyond what you were going to purchase online anyway! While you shouldn’t typically...Show More Summary
Not too long ago, I quoted a snippet from a Joe Brancatelli article here. As one bank executive told me recently, airline credit cards are at a tipping point because banks now pay upwards of two cents each to buy those miles. “That’s close to unprofitable for us and very close to the point where banks may walk away” from the frequent flier game. Show More Summary
Several days ago I wrote a post about Rocketmiles, a website that lets you airline earn miles for your hotel stays. You're typically earning these in lieu of hotel points, though there are still many circumstances under which it could...Show More Summary
American Express Membership Rewards transfers to Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles receive a 25% bonus through June 21. Now that you can no longer use American AAdvantage miles to fly between the mainland and Hawaii and indeed flying from...Show More Summary
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn't have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. Show More Summary
For those of you who prefer earning airline miles to hotel points, IHG Rewards Club has announced its new Double Up Miles promotion that will allow you to earn double air miles. Of course if you still prefer to earn IHG Reward points...Show More Summary