Ryan Smith

Writer and Editor

Ryan is a freelance writer and editor who joined the AwardWallet team in 2021 but has been around points and miles for several years. After someone at his hostel in China said “I flew here for free using points,” Ryan was hooked. Ryan is on a mission to visit every country in the world and recently passed the 150 mark.

His wife joins him on many of his trips, and they enjoy snowboarding, diving, and seeing animals in the wild. When not traveling, Ryan is probably answering questions from his family about how he travels so much and whether all of this is illegal.

Chase Launches New 100K Bonus Offer on Air Canada Aeroplan Credit Card

Today, Air Canada Aeroplan Credit Card launched a new sign-up bonus. New cardholders can now earn up to 100,000 bonus Aeroplan points. This new bonus comes at the perfect time too. Cardholders that sign up now will get Aeroplan 25K elite status through December 31, 2024. Plus, the card offers plenty of perks that should make it worth keeping for the long term. Check out our card review for all the details.

New Offer: Earn up to 175K Bonus Points with IHG Rewards Cards!

Chase just unveiled some fresh new bonuses on its IHG One Rewards credit card lineup. Among these offers is a best-ever points bonus for the IHG® Rewards Premier Credit Card and a six-figure bonus for the IHG® Rewards Traveler Credit Card. Let’s look at these elevated bonus offers for the IHG credit cards to see how valuable they are.

Buy Emirates Skywards Miles with Up to a 20% Bonus

Emirates just launched a new sale to buy Skywards miles, offering up to a 20% bonus on purchases through January 27, 2023. For the next 11 days, you can buy Skywards miles for 2.5¢ per mile. That’s a really crummy rate. So, here’s a look at your alternatives and when buying miles might make sense.

A Guide to Capital One Lounges: Locations, Amenities, and Access

It has been just over a year since Capital One opened its first lounge at DFW airport. There are now 4 new Capital One Lounges in the works with plans to open these new locations throughout 2023. But what are these new lounges? And how do you get in? In this guide, we’ll take a look at where you can find Capital One Lounges, what amenities you can expect, and how to access these lounges.

How You’ll Earn and Redeem Alaska Airlines Miles on Air Tahiti Nui

Air Tahiti Nui just launched a second destination for flights in the U.S.: Seattle. This route addition comes just a few months after launching a partnership with Alaska Airlines. Alaska flyers can now earn and redeem miles between the U.S. and Tahiti on Air Tahiti Nui’s two routes to the U.S. (Los Angeles and Seattle). Here are the quite-appealing redemption rates.