Beginners Guide: What is a Stopover & What is an Open-Jaw?
Stopovers and open-jaws enhance the value of any frequent flyer program by allowing you to add destinations to your travel; in many cases with no additional miles required! Here’s our beginners guide to how you can apply them to your next trip.
The Best Points and Miles for Free Flights to Hawaii 
If you’re using miles from your United, Delta or American Airlines account to book flights to Hawaii you’re likely paying almost 50% more than you could if you used a different travel rewards currency. There are great alternatives with transferrable points that can get you access to the same seats at much better prices.
How To Maximize Fixed Value Points & Miles 
Fixed-value points and miles don’t get nearly as much attention as their transferable counterparts, but they form an essential part of any solid points-and-miles strategy. These points work just like cash, allowing you to redeem for any flight without having to worry about blackout dates or award charts. In this post, we cover our favorite types of fixed-value points and how to decide when to use them.
Amex Membership Rewards Sweet Spots for US Domestic Flights
American Express Membership Rewards are a notoriously powerful, transferable, loyalty currency. With generous category bonuses and periodic transfer bonuses, it isn’t hard to rack up Amex points. However, it can be difficult determining how to maximize Membership Rewards for simple US domestic award flights. Thankfully by leveraging various airline alliances and partners, there are sweet spots for domestic travel.
Amex Membership Rewards Sweet Spots to Europe
With over a dozen airline transfer partners, determining the best ways to redeem American Express Membership Rewards can be daunting (earning is seemingly straightforward). Add in alliances and partnerships with each respective airline, and then there are even more options to compare. Here we highlight sweet spots for redeeming Membership Rewards for flights to Europe.
Can You Book Low Cost Carriers With Chase, Citi, or Amex Points?
While the price of revenue tickets with low-cost carriers is small enough to justify paying cash, you can also use points and miles to book award flights. Some you can book directly through the respective travel portals, others need to be booked over the phone, and if all else fails, you can redeem points as a statement credit against tickets purchased directly from the airline.
How Far in Advance Can You Book Airline Award Tickets?
Finding award availability can be a challenge on its own, but knowing the rules on when award space becomes available and which miles can book at what time can make things even more confusing. We’ll address all that here.
How Far in Advance Can You Book Hotel Reservations?
How far out you can book a hotel? And does making reservations at the far side of the booking window provides any tangible benefit? Each hotel chain handles reservations differently, with the booking windows of major hotel chains ranging from 11 months through to a mammoth 3 years.