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 Ultimate Newbie Guide to Redeeming Ultimate Rewards for Travel

Tweet In the world of free travel hacking, there are two elements each of us must learn to improve – earning and redeeming.  Most of the material on this blog is about earning, but today I want to help you easily and effectively learn how to redeem your Ultimate Rewards (UR) points for travel. To […]

Maximize Ultimate Rewards | Discover the Smartest Way to Redeem Ultimate

Tweet My magic 8-ball is telling me that many of you are accumulating Ultimate Rewards points using either the Chase Sapphire Preferred or the Ink Bold Business card. (Either that, or my analytics and stats tell me this.) I also predict that you want to use your Ultimate Rewards points, not just accumulate them. I’ve […]

60,000 United MileagePlus Miles Treasure Hunt [May Not Work]

Tweet Updated Oct. 26, 2012. I’m no longer able to verify that the method below works.  A reader also hasn’t been able to get it to work, but reports I’m reading online say some are still having success.  This means it may definitely be targeted so your miles may vary. If the method below does not […]

Southwest Rapid Rewards Program Introduction and Overview

Tweet Today, we’re continuing a series where I’ll be featuring some of the basic, introductory material about different award programs.  Today we’re featuring the Southwest Rapid Rewards Program.  That way if you’re new to the ‘game’, you can just read this cheat sheet rather than trying to compile all the information by yourself.  If you’re […]

Delta Airlines SkyMiles Program Overview

Tweet Today we’re continuing a series where I’ll be featuring some of the basic, introductory material about different award programs.  That way if you’re new to the ‘game’, you can just read this cheat sheet rather than trying to compile all the information by yourself. Previously reviewed: American Airlines Advantage Program United Airlines MileagePlus Program […]

United Airlines MileagePlus Program Overview

Tweet Today we’re continuing a series where I’ll be featuring some of the basic, introductory material about different award programs.  That way if you’re new to the ‘game’, you can just read this cheat sheet rather than trying to compile all the information by yourself. Previously reviewed: American Airlines Advantage Program United Airlines MileagePlus Program […]

2 Simple Steps to Go from Zero Miles to a Free Business Class Ticket to Europe

Tweet Sometimes it’s possible to get bogged down by all the numbers, miles, and points on this blog.  So today I want to talk in very practical and specific terms about how you can turn credit card sign up bonuses into a free business class ticket to Europe. Updated April 2012.  This tip no longer […]