Managing Points and Miles

Buy points for less: When does it make sense to jump on a deal?

  Update 4/13/20: We have added the new Avianca LifeMiles bonus of up to 170% and Alaska MileagePlan bonus of up to 60%. There are times when buying points or miles can make a lot of...

Hawaiian Airlines miles no longer expire

The title of this post says it all.  Hawaiian Airlines miles no longer expire.  Cool.  Here's the info from their website (found here): Miles no longer expire Effective immediately, HawaiianMiles are no longer subject to activity-based...

50% transfer bonus: Marriott (and others) to Etihad Guest

Etihad is offering 50% more miles when you transfer from Marriott, Accor, and select other programs to Etihad Guest. The Deal Through April 30th, Etihad Guest is offering a 50% bonus for transferring points to Etihad...

United MileagePlus Complete Guide

United MileagePlus Overview The United MileagePlus program has changed pretty significantly in recent years, from the introduction of the valuable excursionist perk to the abolition of award charts (which had its pluses and its minuses)...
American Airlines Planes

Easy bonus American Airlines miles with 40th anniversary celebration

American Airlines is doing a 40th anniversary celebration whereby you can get daily chances to "spin the globe" and win prizes including free miles, Admirals Club passes and memberships, discounts with partners, and more. The...

Best uses for Virgin Atlantic points (Sweet Spot Spotlight)

This post has been updated with the news that ANA awards can be booked one-way for half the price of round-trip. Virgin Atlantic points are super easy to get.  For example, you can sign up...

[Extended] Chase “Pay Yourself Back” now extended thru September 2021

Update 3/30/21: Chase an announced today that the Pay Yourself Back features is now being extended through September 30, 2021 on the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Reserve cards. Interestingly, I see that the Pay Yourself...

(EXPIRED) 20% off Southwest award tickets (book by 3/25, travel by 4/30)

If you have near-term travel plans, you may want to check Southwest Airlines: they are offering 20% off award tickets with promo code SAVENOW. The Deal Southwest Airlines is offering 20% off on award tickets with promo...

The slippery slope of buying points (On Nick’s mind)

Yesterday, Greg published a post about buying Aeroplan points for 1.2c each. That's a great deal -- Aeroplan points are frequently worth much more. But yet despite the deal it is, I wasn't very...
Air France

Air France’s Flying Blue miles are easier to extend than I thought

This morning I published details about a 25% Transfer Bonus from Citi ThankYou Rewards to Air France Flying Blue.  In the original version of the post, I wrote "Flying Blue miles expire after 24...

(EXPIRED) Buy Air Canada Aeroplan points for only 1.2 cents each!

I don't usually get excited about point sales, but I think this one is pretty good.  Air Canada is offering up to a 100% bonus on purchased points through April 2nd.  This makes it...

25% Transfer Bonus: Citi ThankYou Rewards to Air France Flying Blue

Citi is offering a 25% transfer bonus from ThankYou Rewards to Air France Flying Blue miles through April 16, 2021.  As with almost any transfer bonus, I don't recommend transferring unless you have an...

Undervaluing airline miles (On my mind)

Earlier this week I conducted new analyses and published new Reasonable Redemption Values for AA, Delta, and United miles.  The terribly poor results, particularly for AA and United, forced a bit of a crisis...

What are American Airlines miles worth? (towards domestic economy flights)

I've developed a new process for determining the reasonable redemption value of airline miles.  Separately I published my findings for Delta and United.  We'll expand this process to other airlines and also repeat the...

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