When to Upgrade Airline Tickets With Milesby Jess Farley
Redeeming top value award flights can be a tricky business. Every carrier has a unique set of rules and region definitions, requiring a different number of miles for each destination and class of travel. When you add upgrades into the mix, it can start to feel like a full-time job. We dig through the weeds a bit to point out some solid options where you can get great value from your miles.
Beginners Guide To Credit Card Rewards: Transferable vs Fixed-Value Pointsby Jess Farley
The fundamentals of award travel are simple. Earn points and miles – redeem those points and miles for amazing travel experiences. Anyone can do it. Right? In theory, yes. But when first starting out, it can be a confusing hobby to be involved in. There are hundreds of different rewards earning credit cards on the market, each advertising its unique advantage over the competition, and it can be hard to weigh the value of various options without a firm understanding of each rewards currency.
Beginners Guide: What is a Stopover & What is an Open-Jaw?by Jess Farley
The ability to leverage 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!
How to Use Points and Miles at Hotels with No Rewards Programby Jess Farley
In theory, using points and miles for hotel stays is a straightforward affair. Determine your destination, plan out the points and miles needed, design and execute a card application and spending strategy to acquire the points, and book your free night award. But what happens if your destination has no hotels affiliated with a rewards program? Are you stuck paying cash? Or is there still a way of using rewards points to score free accommodations?
Status Matches from JetBlue, Delta, & SPGby Jess Farley
The JetBlue and SPG status match promotions have ended, however, Delta’s status match promotion is still available. Taking advantage of status matches currently on the table could yield thousands of dollars additional value for minimum upfront effort. And when combined with…
Beginners Guide to Award Travel Planning – Award Flightsby Jess Farley
Following up our post on why travel goals are crucial to award travel success, we’re back this time with an example of the planning process. We’ve selected flying two people round-trip to Hawaii in economy for this demo.
New Amex Blue Business Plus Earns 2x Points Up to 50k/Yearby Jess Farley
Without the typical publicity surrounding credit card launches, Amex has quietly released one of the most exciting rewards cards of the year, The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express.
How to Book ANA Mileage Club Award Flightsby Jess Farley
All Nippon Airlines (ANA), Japan’s second-biggest carrier, is a member of the world’s largest airline alliance, Star Alliance, and also has partnerships with several non-alliance airlines including Etihad, Hawaiian, and Virgin Atlantic.
What Airlines Can You Transfer Membership Rewards To?by Sam Helmy
American Express Membership Rewards can be transferred to 17 airline loyalty programs. Additionally, you can transfer Membership Rewards to 3 hotel rewards programs. Transferring Membership Rewards to airline loyalty programs is often regarded as one of the most valuable ways to redeem your points; especially for international business and first-class airfare.