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Frequent Flyer Miles

7-Point Credit Card Cheat Sheet for Improving the Value and Benefits of Frequent Flyer Rewards

Chris Lopinto | Posted 03.25.2017 | Travel
Chris Lopinto

With airline tickets increasing in price and frequent flyer miles now being awarded based on the price of a ticket rather than the distance traveled, it becomes difficult to determine how to best use the award miles we have, understand when to use them (or if we should use them), and which credit cards provide the best value.

Do You Have to Pay Taxes for Miles, Points, or Cash Back?

Robert Harrow | Posted 02.11.2017 | Business
Robert Harrow

Stories about paying taxes on rewards seem to proliferate the internet around every tax season. This results in a lot of myths and misinformation floating around.

Airlines Wake Up to Benefits of Mileage Redemption for Unsold Seats

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 02.10.2017 | Travel
Nicholas Kralev

There are few more frustrating aspects of being loyal to an airline or a global alliance than the inability to redeem the miles you've worked hard to ...

6 Things You Need To Do Now To Optimize Your 2016 Travel

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 12.21.2016 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

1. Review your points portfolio. Just like year end tax planning, it is important to assess your credit card, airline or hotel promotions. Check to...

3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Air Miles

WHERE | Posted 09.28.2016 | Travel

By Jamie Lowe for WhereTraveler We sat down with airline rewards program experts to dig deep and find the tricks of the trade concerning airline re...

Why I'm Burning My Million-Mile AAdvantage Card

Jerry Lanson | Posted 08.25.2016 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

OK. I won't really burn it. I'll just cut it into lots of little pieces. And bend them. And stomp on them. For a quarter century, I was a loyal cu...

Another False Rolling Stone Headline

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 07.27.2016 | Travel
Nicholas Kralev

"Meet the man who flies around the world for free," proclaims a headline in the most recent issue of Rolling Stone magazine. What follows is a 6,000-w...

How To Hack Frequent-Flyer Flights

Edward Schneider | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
Edward Schneider

From now on, when seeking reward flights on popular long-haul routes, I'll book them piecemeal, leg by leg.

Here's One Frequent Flyer Program You Should Actually Join

Posted 06.27.2015 | Travel

According to a recent poll from Airefarewatchdog, Southwest Airlines has the best frequent flyer program in the domestic market.

Top 10 Ways to Make Travel Rewards Programs Go the Distance

Cheapflights | Posted 05.24.2015 | Travel

As points become harder to acquire and quick to expire, the price in points for a ticket continues to rise, blackout dates block key travel windows and fees and tax charges for "free" tickets become more common. You have to work harder and be smarter to cash in on past travel for future adventures.

5 Reasons You Should Quit Your Job To Travel Now

Clayton B. Cornell | Posted 03.20.2015 | Travel
Clayton B. Cornell

Stop kidding yourself. How long has it been since you said, "If I just get to X, I will take that trip"?

4 Ways to Prevent Your Miles From Expiring

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.11.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

A few hotel chains also offer no-expiration loyalty program points, but most airlines and hotels have timeframes that essentially force you to use your miles or forfeit their value.

How To Travel The World On $40 A Day

Anne Collins Howard | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Anne Collins Howard

When we tell people that we traveled to 302 cities in 33 countries across 6 continents for our honeymoon, they generally assume we are millionaires--far from it.

The 9 Best Money-Saving Travel Tips

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 01.12.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

1-Pick Destinations Based On Currency Exchange Rates My destinations are selected based on where the dollar is strongest. Flexibility in choosing my ...

5 Ways To Never Pay For Travel Again

Thrillist | Posted 12.03.2014 | Travel

Traveling for free doesn't have to involve couch surfing, dumpster diving, or stowing away in the wheel well of a 747.

Travel Tips for the Frequent and Budget Savvy Flyer

Justin Hernandez | Posted 10.07.2014 | Travel
Justin Hernandez

Over the past year I've done my fair share of flying back and forth between New York and Los Angeles. In the process, I have figured out how to make the treks as seamless and cost-effective as possible through trial and error.

Are Frequent Flier Programs A Fool's Game?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

N i c o l a / Flickr Airline loyalty programs have long tempted their most frequent customers with upgrades, bonus points and other forms of specia...

Say Goodbye To Your Frequent-Flier Perks

The Washington Post | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel

It's a sad day for anyone who's ever known the joy of carefully hoarding frequent-flier miles....

7 Habits of Obsessive Airline Mile Collectors

Travelzoo | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel

Check for the following symptoms to see if your knack for maximizing airline miles and gaining status has elevated you from humble hobbyist to mileage maestro.

10 Ways to Earn Frequent Flyer Miles Without Getting On a Plane

Chris Lopinto | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Chris Lopinto

Although elite flyers may earn a mileage bonus for every mile flown, there are much better ways to earn miles on the ground.

How to Rack Up Miles to Fly for Free

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Racking up miles may feel like clipping coupons, but knocking down the cost of airfare is one less barrier to discovering the world. You'll be glad you held up the check-out line with your thousands of pudding cups like a senior citizen when boarding that flight the fuck out of here.

10 Donations You Haven't Ever Considered

Dylan Nord | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Dylan Nord

You've given your time, your money, and your old clothes, but what about one of these 10 unusual donations you may not have considered. 1. Air mile...

How To Get Elite Airline Status

George Hobica | Posted 06.17.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

If you'd like to leverage your status on one airline's program to get status on another airline, here's how to do it.

WATCH: Airlines With The Best Frequent Flyer Programs

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.10.2013 | Travel

A bizarre truism about frequent flyer miles is that the easier they are to get ahold of, it seems, the harder they are to use. But some airlines' f...

Flying Business Class For Thousands Less

George Hobica | Posted 07.05.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Buying frequent flyer miles is usually a bad idea, because the price per mile isn't good value. But what if your airline gives you a 100% bonus? Then ...