Bonus Points

Hyatt Hotels’ Award Games Unfairly Impact Travelers With Disabilities

Several hotels participating in World of Hyatt have done their best to circumvent the rules for booking award nights. While in the past it's been a nuisance, these days it's overstepped the bounds directly into questionable legality. Blocking out rooms for sale is problematic, no matter how you slice it. But what's happening is extremely unfair for disabled travelers.

AwardWallet’s Roundup of Airline and Hotel Program Sweet Spots

One of the biggest challenges in the points and miles world is how to get more great award redemptions — and avoid fewer bad redemptions. AwardWallet is here to help you solve that challenge. Here's a link to each of our "sweet spot" posts covering the best redemptions for dozens of the most popular loyalty programs and destinations.

Guide to the Capital One Travel Portal

The Capital One Travel Portal is an easy way to book flights, hotels, and rental cars. This article goes over everything you need to know about awesome features like price freeze, price drop protection, and price prediction. It also walks you through the step-by-step process of booking.

What Flights Can I Book With Miles?

Have you ever felt like you can’t use miles for any of the trips you want to take? Booking award travel is one of the biggest challenges for points and miles beginners. In this post, we’ll explain how award availability works and why it’s one of the most important concepts to master so you can use your miles to get where you want to go.

The Ultimate Guide to Companion Fares, Companion Passes & Companion Tickets

Companion pass, companion certificate, companion fare, or companion ticket. Whatever you call them, they offer travelers a way to bring a companion along for less. Some airlines have designed their companion pass as a well-thought-out feature of their rewards program. Others have turned it into a lazy benefit slipped into the back end of a credit card's benefits. Here are the airlines and credit cards that offer companion fares.

How Far in Advance Can You Book Airline Award Tickets?

Finding award availability can be a challenge on its own, but knowing how far in advance award space becomes available and which miles can book at what time can make things even more confusing. We address all that here, including strategies to maximize the likelihood of snagging the seat you want. The booking window for all major carriers' loyalty programs is included.

Complete Guide to the American Express Travel Portal

American Express Travel is a convenient way to book flights, hotels, rental cars, and cruises through American Express. In this post, we walk you through how to book with Amex Travel, the questions you should ask before booking, and the value you'll get for your Membership Rewards when you redeem them in the portal.