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.

8 Sweet Spots Using American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

American Airlines offers travelers a number of great opportunities, both domestic and international, to redeem their hard-earned miles. Web Specials present domestic sweet spot opportunities, while American's region-based global award chart offers endless international sweet spots. Here's a roundup of our favorite AAdvantage sweet spots currently available.

Fly to Europe for 55k Miles Round-Trip in Business Class Using Miles & More Mileage Bargains

Miles & More Mileage Bargains is a monthly award discount promotion (similar to Flying Blue Promo Rewards). Travelers can book award flights between the US and Europe from 30,000 miles round-trip in economy, 45k round-trip in premium economy or just 55k miles roundtrip in business class. Here's how to take advantage of one of the 632 discounted awards available in March 2023.

Book Award Flights to Europe From 12,750 Points Via Flying Blue Promo Rewards in March 2023

Flying Blue released its latest Promo Rewards for March 2023. Just two North American cities are included out of a total of 26 discounted routes. You can fly between the U.S. and Europe for as low as 12,750 miles one-way in economy using this month's promotion. Plus, you can transfer virtually any available transferable points options to Flying Blue at a 1:1 ratio.

Aeroplan’s Amazing Singapore Airlines Award Availability

Historically, Singapore Airlines has been stingy about releasing premium cabin award space to partner airlines. But we've found that Aeroplan enjoys access to far more award seats than any other partner, including flights to and from the United States. Aeroplan charges fewer miles for many of these awards, and thanks to its unique program features, creates limitless award opportunities across the globe featuring one of the finest airline experiences around.

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.

Sweet Spots of the Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Program

Cathay Pacific's award program Asia Miles is a program some travelers may initially overlook when considering award flights. However, there are a number of reasons why Asia Miles needs to get more attention. A number of sweet spots exist within the program, along with a few favorable program quirks, make it an excellent option for propsective award travelers.

Sweet Spots with United Airlines MileagePlus Awards

Check out the sweet spots of the United Airlines MileagePlus program. Whether domestic or international, United miles help travelers see more places using fewer miles. With economy, business class, and first-class sweet spots, United miles have a use however you like to fly. Additionally, United miles are easy to come by and can be accumulated quickly. Here's a rundown of your options.

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

Paying the IRS is never fun. But, if you must, it presents a fantastic opportunity to earn points and miles by paying taxes with a credit card. Most Americans only deal with paying taxes once per year, on April 15. However, some self-employed and contract workers must make estimated quarterly tax payments throughout the year. And next payment is coming up on January 15, 2023. The good news: the processing fee to pay your taxes dropped for 2023!

Game-Changing Award Availability Tool: A Point.me Review

Point.me makes a monumental step forward in flight award search efficiency. Search dozens of airlines and award programs all at once rather than one at a time. Plus, step-by-step booking guidance helps turn search results into booked flights with seamless precision. There might be a few kinks to iron out still, but the tool's benefits stand out nonetheless.