Travel can be a stressful experience if you’re not an elite member with an airline or hotel program. There are long lines, cramped seats and hotel rooms, and a la carte pricing that is leading to some pretty inflated costs for even the most basic travel arrangements.
Iberia Plus Program Review
Who Is Iberia Good For?
Iberia Plus is a reward program that many casual awards travelers don’t consider, but should. Iberia and British Airways are actually one and the same. But like the Air France/KLM/Delta relationship, Iberia/British Airways operate their flights and their frequent flyer programs somewhat independently.
How to Negotiate the Credit Card Reconsideration Line
When you first start applying for
Lufthansa Miles & More Program Review
Who Is Lufthansa Miles & More Good For?
For many North American
Finding Last-Minute Flights With Miles
Last week was one of those weeks when I thanked my lucky stars that I keep so many points and miles on hand in different programs.
JetBlue TrueBlue Program Review
Who Is JetBlue TrueBlue Good For?
One of the newer players in American aviation, JetBlue started right at the end of the last millennium as part of a new wave of domestic low-cost carriers, but has blossomed into a serious player in the last 15 years.
The 3 Things That Hold People Back From Their Dream Vacations
You landed here at RewardExpert because you are curious about points and miles. But if you’re not using them yet, or you’re just wading in the kiddie pool collecting miles on a bunch of different airlines when you fly, maybe using the same airline reward credit card you’ve had for a decade I have to ask, what’s holding you back?
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Program Review
Who Is Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Good For?
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan has an intriguing fan base. People who live in the Northwest, near the airlines hubs, love its availability, perks and pricing. But many people who don’t live near or regularly fly Alaska Airlines routes are also devoted Mileage Plan members.
How Does Applying for Credit Cards Affect Your Credit?
One of the main things that keeps people from taking advantage of the myriad generous reward credit card bonus offers out there is the fear that applying for credit cards will have a negative impact on their credit score.
Capital One Venture Rewards Program Review: The Best Ways to Use Your Miles
Capital One Venture Rewards are ideal for people who are NOT loyal to a particular airline or hotel and don’t want to spend time sifting through award inventory or waiting for award seats to open up.
What Credit Score Do You Need to Apply for Reward Cards?
American Express Membership Rewards Program Review
Who Is American Express Membership Rewards Good For?
Like Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards is a transfer program. It’s not intrinsically tied to any one hotel or airline, so
The 5 Things You Need to Get in the Miles Game
I’ve seen it time and time again.
Your friends do it.
You see them doing it and enjoying it!
And you get curious.
American Airlines AAdvantage Program Review
Who Is American Airlines AAdvantage Good For?
Long a favorite among frequent flyers, American Airlines AAdvantage has garnered the Freddie Awards (the top honor for frequent flyer programs) for the Program of the Year and the Best Elite Program for three years straight. But it’s in a really interesting position these days for two reasons: its merger with US Airways and the huge changes going on with the United and Delta programs.
Maximizing Your Grocery Shopping for Miles
When it comes to earning miles for fabulous and nearly free vacations, don’t limit yourself in the ways in which you earn those precious miles. Sure, flying nets plenty of miles, as do credit-card sign-ups, but there are tons of everyday ways to build up your cache of miles or points. Something as simple as grocery shopping for your family can help you achieve your goal to fly somewhere for free or get a few free nights at a hotel.
Starwood Preferred Guest Program Review
Who Is Starwood Preferred Guest Good For?
Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) is much more than it seems. On the surface, it looks like a simple
Plane Spotting – American Airlines A321 and JetBlue A321: Transcontinental Style
There was a time when transcontinental travelers dreaded the flight from New York to Los Angeles or San Francisco. Aircraft comfort and amenities seemed to be going downhill. That’s changed.
Barclaycard Arrival Program Review
Who Is Barclaycard Arrival Good For?
The newest travel award program on the scene, Barclaycard Arrival, takes a very different approach than Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards. There are no transfer partners. No bonuses when you redeem for travel with airlines or hotels. Just use your miles to pay for travel directly.
Crediting Airline Miles: A Primer
There has been a lot of talk lately about a shift in the industry to revenue-based frequent flyer programs, where travelers are awarded miles based on the cost of the ticket and not the number of miles flown.
Delta SkyMiles Program Review
Who Is Delta SkyMiles Good For?
Delta has been taking flak from frequent flyers for years, for a variety of valid reasons: Their awards are much harder to come by than those of most major domestic airlines; you cant book one-way awards without a huge penalty; and its often a huge time suck to find the award you want to book on their website.