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.
British Airways Extends AARP Discount, Offers 10% off for Chase Cardholders
British Airways offers two lesser-known but valuable benefits for saving on booking flights to Europe, and both were just extended for bookings into 2021! Here’s how you can save up to $200 per person per round-trip for just a $16 annual membership fee. Plus, Chase cardholders can save 10% off the remaining cost of the flight by applying a discount code.
U.S. Airlines Temporarily Improve Change Fees Due to COVID-19
As the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) spreads, several U.S. airlines have improved their change and cancelation policies to accommodate travel arrangements impacted by the virus.
Hyatt vs. Marriott: A House Divided
Our family has long been loyal to Marriott, too long as far as I’m concerned. I’ve decided that it is time for us to move our loyalty over to Hyatt – but this requires my reluctant husband to switch over his business travel. I’m outlining my case for making the move here, are you convinced?
Google is Now Offering Price Protection on Flights
On August 13th, Google Flights launched a price guarantee on selected flights booked on its platform. In a nutshell, if Google is confident that they’re offering the cheapest tickets, they’ll pay you the difference if they’re wrong.
Five Unspoken Tips for Flying Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines provides an affordable price point for anyone to travel in exchange for a no-frills experience. Today we focus on five tips that, up until this point, haven’t been spoken which will teach you to maximize your time and experience on your next Spirit flight.
Leveraging Hotels.com Rewards Instead of Hotel Loyalty Programs 
Hotel loyalty programs such as Hilton Honors and IHG Rewards Club are a fantastic way of leveraging hotel stays, and everyday spend for free nights, upgrades, free meals, and rockstar treatment. But hotel chains aren’t the only providers to offer bonus nights and elite status. Hotels.com offers a simple, easy reward structure that is especially useful when booking stays with independent and botique properties.
5 Tips To Find Cheap Fares, Mistake Fares, and Error Fares
Searching and finding cheap flights is more than an art than science. It can take hours and hours if you really want to do your due diligence. With time at a premium, consider using services like Dollar Flight Club when you’re looking to book flights; just don’t forget to add the appropriate frequent flier account to the ticket and then leverage AwardWallet to manage the points you accrue.