Booking One World Award Flights | Tips, Advice, and Strategies for Newbies

Tweet The reason we all collect air miles and points (or so I assume) is so that we can travel.  Thus, having high mileage balances and zero experiences is not the goal here. Today we’ll be starting a series where I’ll help you find the best ways to use your miles when booking flights. General Award […]

AAdvantage Vs. MileagePlus | Battle for the Best Frequent Flyer Program

Tweet When I started putting together this post, I was going to rate the airlines according to my personal preference and how I value the airlines.  I quickly found that most of my time was spent comparing American Airlines AAdvantage and United MileagePlus, so I just decided to make that the post. Here’s the quick […]

The Travel Credit Card that Yields the Most Satisfaction Feedback (and the Card with the Most Horror Stories)

Tweet I get emails. In some of the emails I receive, people lavish me with thanks because they’re so glad they’ve been able to start to travel for less than they ever imagined. The card I’m thanked most often for suggesting is the Chase Sapphire Preferred. While I hate to say there is a ‘best credit […]

Should I Redeem My Miles for Economy, Business, or First Class Travel?

Tweet The majority of people who travel have never flown in anything but economy class.  One of the main reasons is because economy class tickets are so much less expensive than business or first class tickets.  Thus, when using your miles, flying something better than economy might make sense. Still, is it worth using extra […]

Airport Lounge Access | Credit Cards that Give You Free or Discounted Access

Tweet Before this year, I’d never stepped inside an airport lounge.  I guess I had a little curiosity about what was behind those translucent doors, but for the most part, I was content to be in the wide open spaces of the airport. This year I stepped into my first airport lounge. At this point, […]

Two American Express Membership Rewards Limited Time Transfer Bonuses

Tweet There is only one thing that keeps the American Express Membership Rewards program in the travel mileage game - transfer bonuses.   For US residents who don’t travel all that often, partner options are not nearly as good as the Ultimate Rewards program.  Also, the Ultimate Rewards credit card sign up bonuses are usually better. But there is one way that […]

An Indispensable Guide to Understanding How Airline Miles and Reward Points Work

Tweet If you’re going to invest any amount of time into earning award points or miles, you must know how to use those points. I always feel really bad when I get emails from folks who have spent a year (or more) collecting a certain type of miles or points only to learn that those points […]

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. […]