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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.

Flying Blue Promo Rewards for September 2021

Flying Blue released its latest Promo Rewards for September 2021. Destinations within and beyond Europe are plentiful this month, with options in Africa, Asia, North America, and South America. If you’re able to take advantage of these 67 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.

22 Airlines You Can Book Using American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

American Airlines has vastly improved the capabilities of its online booking tool over the past few years. In the past, award travelers looking to book flights with partner airlines would have to dance through extra hoops to find award space and call to book awards. Now, American makes it possible to redeem miles for travel on 19 different airlines on its website. Here’s an overview of all 22 AAdvantage airline partners and which you can book online.

Last Opportunity to Save Up To 7,500 Miles Using American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards

American Airlines just released its latest (and last) 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.

Why I’m Considering Earning KrisFlyer Elite Status Through Point Transfers

Singapore Airlines is running a very compelling promotion now through February 2022 offering Singapore KrisFlyer members the opportunity to earn status without flying. Anyone with a stash of transferable points can maximize this promo. KrisFlyer members with an immediate use for KrisFlyer miles are in a great position to take advantage of this opportunity, while others may be best off sitting this one out.

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

Most Americans only deal with paying taxes once per year on April 15. However, self-employed and contract workers have an estimated tax payment due on January 17, 2022. 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.

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.

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 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.