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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 Award Map Tool Is Back!

The American Airlines award map tool is a powerful way to search for award inventory on American Airlines and participating partner airlines. In December 2019, American disabled a similar tool, but now the feature is back and ready for use. Read on to learn how to use this new resource to find and book high-value awards with your AAdvantage miles.

How To Assess Your Credit Card Portfolio

Are you getting the most from your credit cards? The start of a new year is the perfect time to assess whether your wallet is working hard enough for you and your travel goals. This post covers the different considerations you should make to undertake a complete assessment of your credit card portfolio.

LATAM Will Leave Oneworld Alliance on October 1, 2020

LATAM has announced it will be leaving the Oneworld alliance as of October 1, 2020. This follows Delta’s purchase of a 20% stake in the airline. This is a big blow to Oneworld travelers looking to explore South America, though this change won’t be felt for roughly ten months. After that time, travelers will have fewer redemption options for their miles within South America.