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Ross Denkin

Points and Miles Number Cruncher

Ross joined the AwardWallet team in 2019 and is a relative newcomer to the points and miles world. Introduced to award travel by his older brother in 2014, Ross dove headfirst into earning and burning points and miles currencies for his travels, both domestic and international. A frequent OneWorld traveler, especially within the U.S., Ross built his own tool to optimize mile redemptions using all OneWorld frequent flyer programs for travel on American Airlines.

 

Accompanying Ross on his points and miles journeys is his wife Elizabeth, an enthusiastic award traveler herself. Together they have redeemed over 1 million points and miles for travel to Ireland, Indonesia, Portugal, and the Maldives, as well as countless trips within North America. When not globetrotting, Ross is most likely found playing or watching sports, enjoying the outdoors, and searching premium cabin award inventory.

American Airlines Adds Partner Record Locators to Online Reservations

American Airlines recently added partner record locator information (both to its website and its app) for new bookings made with travel on partner airlines. These partner PNRs are required to select seats or check in online with partner airlines. This saves travelers the time and hassle of calling in to American to gather this information. Here’s how to find this code on new partner reservations.

Flying Blue Promo Rewards for April 2021

Flying Blue has released its latest Promo Rewards for April 2021. Destinations within Europe are plentiful, but long-haul options are non-existent. If you’re able to take advantage of these 26 discounted routes, you’ll also get added flexibility. That’s because Flying Blue has widened the available window of travel and eliminated change fees on these awards until further notice.

Save Up To 7,500 Miles Using American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards (April-July 2021)

American Airlines just released its latest list of Reduced Mileage Awards discounted destinations. Eligible Citi and Barclays American Airlines cardholders can get up to 7,500 miles off a round trip ticket by taking advantage of this great offer. Eligible destinations vary on the month, so be sure to check before booking an American flight within the U.S. and Canada.

All the Ways to Save When Doing Your Taxes

It’s tax time! The process of preparing tax returns isn’t fun for anyone, and it can be made even worse if you have a surprise tax payment. Even if you don’t end up owing the IRS, you still may have to pay to get your taxes done. So, finding some savings along the way can ease the burden of filing taxes. In this article, we show you how to save this tax season.

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Devalues Many Delta Awards

Just as the calendar turned over in 2021, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club very quietly changed its redemption scheme for flights operated by Delta. Long-haul and premium cabin travelers will be disappointed to find out their points won’t take them nearly as far anymore. However, there’s a silver lining in these changes for domestic and other short-haul flyers.

How to Pay Taxes With a Credit Card (and When You Should)

Self-employed taxpayers have another quarterly tax payment due January 15, 2021. While paying the IRS is never fun, it does present a fantastic opportunity to earn points and miles by paying taxes with a credit card. In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about paying taxes with a credit card so you can build up those points balances.

How to Earn Hilton Honors Points

Hilton makes earning points incredibly easy. Sign up for co-branded credit cards and stack hotel stays, promotions, and credit card spend to earn Hilton Honors points hand over fist. Or, take advantage of Hilton’s many partnerships outside of hotel stays to earn bonus points. We examine all of the ways to earn Hilton Honors points in this post.

The Best Ways to Book United’s New Routes to Africa, India, And Hawaii

United has announced 7 exciting new routes for 2021 to Hawaii, Africa and India. Although details are slim on some routes, others are already on sale. So, we at AwardWallet dug into the best ways to book these new routes with miles and points. Here’s how to book United business class to Hawaii from 15,000 miles each way, Africa starting at 52,000 miles each way, and India for as little as 52,500 miles each way.

A Brave New Aeroplan

Air Canada will launch a completely revamped Aeroplan frequent flier program on November 8, 2020. In a bold move, the program will replace its existing, traditional region-based award chart for a hybrid zone-and-distance approach. However, the award chart changes are just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s what you need to know about the many changes coming to the program.

The Best Ways to Book Delta’s New Cape Town Route With Miles

Staring in October 2020, Delta will begin flying to Cape Town, South Africa! This route was announced in mid-May, but it was just put on sale today. So, we took a look at the cheapest mileage options to fly between the U.S. and South Africa on this newly-modified route — without having to pay 465,000 SkyMiles for business class.