A new home for fair trading prices

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You can now find the latest Fair Trading Prices for points and miles on a permanent Frequent Miler page: frequentmiler.com/fair-trading-prices/

In the past week, I’ve written several posts about the fair trading prices of points and miles.  For a complete overview, please see: Fair trading prices for points and miles.

As promised earlier, the table containing fair trading prices is now a permanent page on the Frequent Miler blog.  You will now see a link titled “Fair Trading Prices” at the top of every page.

Notes:

  • Since there is not yet a consensus around whether common “hacks” should be used to determine fair trading prices, I’ve left them out of the chart for now.
  • Hilton HHonors: The first fair trading price I published for Hilton points depended upon a Membership Rewards transfer to Hawaiian Airlines and then a transfer from there to Hilton points.  Several readers pointed out that Hawaiian Airlines does not permit being used as a pass-through like that.  So, instead, I calculated the cost of points that can be earned from the Hilton HHonors Surpass card from American Express.  This card delivers an extremely competitive blended rate of .48 cents per point.  Even if you consider Hilton points to be only a third as valuable as Starwood points, you would come out ahead putting money on this card!  Note, though, that Hilton points are not nearly as flexible as Starwood points since they can’t be transferred to airline miles at favorable rates.
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