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Focus on Earning Transferable Points

A question we get quite often: "Which miles should I earn?" Our response is usually: "What are your travel goals?" -- just as vague as the question asked. The aim is to get the person thinking first about what they want to do and then earn points towards that goal. If the answer is "Europe [...]

Why do airlines offer flights using miles?

Airlines offer tickets for miles instead of real money for many reasons. Marketing, Loyalty, Expiring inventory, and Demand are all reasons award seats exist. We take a look at each reason below. Marketing: In order for airlines to compete they need to offer seats for miles instead of cash. If not they can only compete [...]

Delta Skymiles Devalution Work Around

Update: This deal is dead. See our new post here. This past week Delta Skymiles performed a stealth devaluation. Long ago Delta decided to remove their Skymiles price award charts from their website. This was attempt to hide any price increases--such as the one they did last week. Fortunately we were smart enough to save [...]

British Airways Avios: MUCH cheaper to book American Domestic USA First Class!

American Airlines recently changed their fare coding for award tickets. To most people this will make no difference in how they redeem their miles. Expect those who have or earn British Airways Avios! British Airways' Avios program is distance based. They charge points for flights based on how for each individual flight segment is. This [...]