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JT Genter

Assistant Editor and Senior Contributor

JT is a freelance writer and editor who joined the AwardWallet team in early 2020 but has been part of the points and miles ecosystem since 2014. Looking for a way to reduce the cost of a trip to China (back when it was expensive to fly to China), he found that he could sign up for just one credit card to get enough miles to book the flights.

 

That experience prompted him to dive headfirst into the world of airline, hotel, and credit card points and miles. After working for a decade as a tax accountant, JT focused his analytical skills on writing about points, miles, and credit cards. He joined The Points Guy’s team in 2015 and has published over 2,000 articles on the site.

 

In June 2017, Katie and JT sold or donated nearly all of their possessions to become digital nomads, proving firsthand how points, miles, and credit card rewards can drastically reduce the cost of travel. In the past four years, JT has flown over 1 million miles on 67 airlines, visited 43 countries, and maintains elite status with 5 airlines and 6 hotel loyalty programs.

American Airlines Adds Online Award Booking for 20th Partner Airline

Over the past few years, American Airlines has added new partners, strengthened partnerships with existing partners, and made it easier to search and book awards online. On Wednesday afternoon, American Airlines added the ability to book award flights online for yet another partner. You can now search and book awards for 20 different partner airlines on AA’s website.

IHG Rewards Launches Dynamic Award Pricing in the U.S. and Beyond

After testing dynamic award pricing with a small set of hotels earlier this year, IHG Rewards confirmed to AwardWallet this morning that it has expanded dynamic award pricing to more hotels around the world—including many regions here in the United States. Dynamic award pricing is usually bad news, but we are surprised to be finding some great deals using your IHG Rewards points now!

Citi ThankYou Points Adds Emirates as 16th Airline Partner

While Citi ThankYou Points isn’t known for being the most valuable transferrable currency, it just added its 16th airline transfer partner: Emirates Skywards. This new partnership means you can now book Emirates’ legendary first-class product to Europe for just 135,000 Citi ThankYou Points round-trip, or fly to Europe in Emirates business class for 90,000 points round-trip.