I like puzzles, and the Alaska Airlines award chart is one of the best puzzles out there. I think it’s more accurately described as 44 award charts for different partners and regions. The problem is … [Read more...] about Use Alaska Airlines Miles to Book Award Travel Outside North America
Category Archive: Strategy
Learn how good strategy can save you money, time, and frustration when traveling.
One common saying among those trying to encourage you to earn and accumulate frequent flyer miles is that they're an "investment." You can save them and redeem them in the future for some wonderful … [Read more...] about Are Miles an Investment? They’re More Like a Used Car
Yesterday I wrote a review of the Monte Carlo hotel in Las Vegas, and a couple readers inquired as to my reservation strategy. MGM is partners with Hyatt and Southwest Airlines, and certain qualifying … [Read more...] about Earn Southwest Points and Hyatt Points When You Stay at MGM Hotels
One of the concerns I have when an airline loyalty currency devalues is that I might lose the ability to fly with certain partners. That opportunity is not truly lost as I simply need more miles to … [Read more...] about Comparing Partner Awards Booked with Alaska vs. American Airlines
As you may have heard from a couple of different bloggers, OfficeMax has a great promotion whereby they are quite literally paying you to walk into their store and buy gift cards.The standard deal … [Read more...] about Quick Deal: It Pays to Think Outside the Box
Many people who read this headline might immediately answer "Yes!" while thinking about how much revenue airlines derive from selling miles to banks and other partners. However, I'm more interested in … [Read more...] about Are Airlines Becoming More Reliant on Selling Miles?
Several readers emailed me yesterday asking about alternatives to American Airlines. They know I'm a fan of Alaska Airlines, one of American's partners, and were wondering how American's changes would … [Read more...] about Should American’s Customers Switch to Alaska Airlines?
Although it's great news that Chase increased it's signup bonus for the Sapphire Preferred credit card yesterday, some people are understandably hesitant about applying if they've had recent activity … [Read more...] about Too Many Cards? Some People Shouldn’t Apply for the Chase Sapphire Preferred
United Airlines is offering targeted bonuses on the purchase of additional frequent flyer miles through December 13, 2015. Customers who receive the best offer -- 85% additional miles -- will realize … [Read more...] about United Miles on Sale: As Low as 2.03 Cents Per Mile with 85% Bonus
Travel credit cards are among the easiest ways to earn miles and points, but nothing in life is free. The costs of those rewards are time, effort, and (sometimes) money. It bears reminding people of … [Read more...] about Yes, Maybe You Should Cancel That Travel Credit Card