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Max Prosperi

Freelance Writer

Max Prosperi is a lifelong aviation geek and avid frequent flyer. He became interested in traveling in premium cabins using points and miles while in the eighth grade. In high school, Max began contributing to various travel blogs. It was during this time that he also learned how to use points and miles to travel cheaply, even in premium cabins.


His travels took off as he continued to contribute to various travel blogs throughout his time in high school and college. In 2020, he joined the AwardWallet team while studying at Saint Louis University. Max graduated in January 2022 with a Bachelors in Entrepreneurial Studies and a minor in Marketing.


Today, Max splits his time between Miami, FL, and his hometown of St. Louis. MO. He continues to find new and exciting ways to redeem his points and miles for travel across the globe.

Aegean Airlines Launches genAIRation Loyalty Program for Travelers Ages 18-25

One of the best times to travel is during college. However, travel is expensive. Luckily, there are a few programs that make it easier and less expensive for younger travelers. One of the newest programs is Aegean Airlines' genAIRation program aimed at those ages 18 to 25. From discounted air tickets to free Wi-Fi on every flight, here are the details of this young traveler program.

The Best Ways to Redeem Avios in the Americas

Although often used by travelers for award flights to and throughout Europe, the Avios program goes far beyond the European continent. You can even redeem Avios for travel solely within the Americas. Awards start at just 7,500 Avios with flights to Hawaii starting at 13,000 Avios. Here are some of the best ways to redeem Avios for flights within the Americas.

United Increases Elite Status Requirements, Adds Elite Earnings on Awards Starting in 2023

United MileagePlus announced some major program changes for next year. Beginning in 2023, United will implement changes to the MileagePlus program including significant increases to what's required for elite status, adding elite earnings on award flights, and removing award redeposit fees. Here's what members need to know about changes to the United MileagePlus program.

How To Avoid Paying High Fuel Surcharges When Booking Flights with Avios

Of all the frustrations felt by rewards travelers, few present more of a headache than carrier-imposed surcharges, better known as fuel surcharges. It can take years to amass the required miles for a premium cabin redemption, and to then be told it will cost an additional $1,000+ in fees and carrier-imposed surcharges can be a deflating experience, particularly when fuel prices are the lowest they have been in years.

How to Search and Book British Airways Avios Award Flights

British Airways Avios provide incredible value if you know how to redeem them. Beyond flights with British Airways itself (which can have high taxes and fees), Avios can also be used to book award travel on 20+ airlines across the globe - including American Airlines and Alaska. In this guide, we'll show you how to find Avios award availability and redeem your Avios for maximum value.

Transfer Amex Membership Rewards to Aeromexico With a 20% Bonus

Now through September 30, 2022, American Express Membership Rewards members can get a 20% transfer bonus points when transferring points to Club Premier, the frequent flyer program of Aeromexico. Aeromexico's Club Premier allows members to redeem points for travel on SkyTeam partners (Delta, Air France, KLM, Korean Air, and more) as well as select non-alliance partners. Here are the details of this limited-time promotion.

How to Earn and Redeem Aeroplan Points on Eurowings

Air Canada's Aeroplan frequent flyer program has added yet another new partner airline. Eurowings Europe and the recently launched Eurowings Discover are not Aeroplan partner airlines. Here's what Aeroplan members need to know about earning and redeeming points for flights operated by the German low-cost carrier.

How to Book JetBlue Mint to London with Emirates Skywards Miles

JetBlue and Emirates have been partners for a while, and that relationship has just improved over time. The icing on the cake has been added: you can book JetBlue Mint (business class) between New York and London using your Emirates Skywards miles. Best of all, this is actually a good deal. Let's take a look at the latest development and how to book.

Flash Sale: Save 15% on LifeMiles Award Travel on These Select Routes

Through Tuesday, Avianca LifeMiles members can save 15% on select routes across the US, Guam, and Israel when they book award travel. Use this promo to fly to Tel Aviv for 36k miles or fly United's Island Hopper for as cheap as 23,380 LifeMiles. Here are all of the routes that are included in this promo and what members need to know about redeeming their LifeMiles.

How To Redeem Alaska Air Mileage Plan Miles with Qatar Airways

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can now redeem miles for travel on Qatar Airways. Mileage Plan members can redeem their miles for travel in all three classes of service offered by Qatar Airways - including Qatar's excellent Qsuite business class product. Here's what Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members need to know about redeeming miles for travel on Qatar Airways.

Earn 10X Points on Purchases Through Chase Dining

The Chase Sapphire Reserve® now offers 10X points on purchases made through the Chase Dining platform. For frequent diners who live in an area with an ample selection of participating restaurants, this is a huge return on spending. But you can’t just walk up to your favorite neighborhood eatery and swipe your card for 10X points. Here’s what you need to know to take advantage of this perk.

Marriott Makes Changes to Points Advance Feature

Marriott recently made a change to its Points Advance feature. Members can no longer use Points Advance to book an award nearly a year out and accumulate points over the next year to pay for that stay. While this seems like a devaluation of a popular feature, this may be a positive change for some points travelers.