Best Mileage Values to Get from US Mainland to Hawaii

Tweet There’s obviously something magical about Hawaii because that’s where so many of my readers want to go. Getting enough miles to get to Hawaii is one thing, but finding the best mileage value is the fun part of the challenge. Best Option: One Way Add-On to an International Trip I’ve previously written about this […]

How to Choose a Mileage or Points Program to Focus Your Earning

Tweet So, you’ve decided you want to collect miles for nearly free travel. The obvious question is: where should you be focusing your efforts? There’s the extreme approach which involves getting a little bit of everything.  It means signing up for all of the best credit card offers (of course, spacing out applications from the […]

The Mileage Combination Short Cut for Earning Your Free Trip in Record Time

Tweet It doesn’t come as any surprise that the fastest way to build up your frequent flyer mileage accounts is through credit card sign up bonuses. With all the 50,000 point sign up offers, you could either sign up for one credit card or fly to Australia roundtrip three times for the same number of […]

Simple Steps to Maximizing Your Mileage Rewards on Black Friday Purchases

Tweet Once several years ago, I went Black Friday shopping for the first time. That same year I also vowed never to go Black Friday shopping again!  I couldn’t stand the crowds. I didn’t like the fighting for a DVD player just like it was a fight for the liberation of an oppressed nation. A […]

Revealed: With the Right Strategy, British Airways Changes Can Be Awesome for Travelers

Tweet Most travel blogs I’ve been reading tend to bemoan the fact that the British Airways program totally gutted some of their best redemptions. Most of the feedback has been negative. In fact, there is only one voice out there (that I’ve read) that is talking about the positive aspects of the British Airways Avios […]

4 Strong Reasons Why Mileage Diversification is Important

Tweet When you invest, you expect to be told to diversify. You intentionally hedge your investments in such a way that you’ll get some value from a down market and some value from an strong market.  We do this in investing by buying different types of stocks and investing over a period of time (dollar […]

Best Cash Back Credit Cards with Mileage Transfer Options

Tweet Last week I introduced 7 situations where cash back credit cards beat miles credit cards.  At the end of the article, I alluded to the fact that your best option is to find a card that allows you to do both – earn cash back or earn miles.  A card that allows that will […]

Suprise! SkyMiles Do Have Value | The Importance of Mileage Diversification

Tweet For a long time I’ve thought Delta miles are pretty much junk. While there are a lot of facts behind my thoughts about the Delta Skymiles program, the basic gist of it is that whenever I’ve been trying to book flights with miles, I’ve always found Delta tickets the hardest to book at the […]

American Airlines AAdvantage Points Program | Best Family Mileage Program

Tweet The ‘best’ of anything is subjective. However, as I’ve been personally searching for the best points program, I’m finding that the American Airlines AAdavantage program has several benefits that make it a highly appealing program.  Of course, if American doesn’t fly out of your home city, then you should try and accumulate points elsewhere. […]