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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.

Thrifty Traveler 40% Off Flash Sale on Premium Subscriptions

Thrifty Traveler is offering a 40% off flash sale for its Premium and Premium+ subscription tiers. From cheap flights to Europe to unicorn-level award availability, Thrifty Traveler Premium+ alerts you to it all — including by text message if you opt into that option. Here's more about the Premium tiers and whether its worth it.

How Much Do AwardWallet Members Actually Save When Redeeming Points?

How much is a mile really worth? It’s one of the key questions of the points and miles hobby, and we've always been skeptical of the conventional wisdom. So we decided to take a look at real trips booked with points by AwardWallet members. Our initial release is far from perfect, but we're excited to share what we've learned so far. Here's a look behind the scenes at how we're calculating mile values—and what we have planned for the future.

Why I’m So Excited About Flexible Point Currencies Right Now

Low cash prices and increased earning opportunities are making flexible points more valuable than ever before. With these points, you have a choice between transferring to airline and hotel partners or redeeming for a fixed, cash value. The conventional wisdom is to transfer points for higher value. Today, I’ll explain why that advice might not be true right now—and how to make the right choice on your next redemption.