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When to Upgrade Airline Tickets With Miles

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.

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Beginners Guide To Credit Card Rewards: Transferable vs Fixed-Value Points

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.

Destinations like Santorini often lack chain hotels that allow you to redeem points for free nights

How to Use Points and Miles at Hotels with No Rewards Program

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?

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Status Matches from JetBlue, Delta, & SPG

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…

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How to Book ANA Mileage Club Award Flights

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.

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What Airlines Can You Transfer Membership Rewards To?

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.