Using Points.com To Convert American Express Membership Rewards into US Airways (and Eventually American) Miles

Points.com is a points exchange and clearing house that allows members to trade one kind of points and miles for another and to track your balances and see certain promo offers. You can also redeem your points or miles through it for retail gift cards or for Paypal credits. It’s free to join and its…

In-flight Phone Calls/Texts Roundup: Which International Airlines Allow Talking and Texting on the Phone

I recently posted on whether or not cell phone use will be the downfall of aviation, and after the announcement that flyers would be able to keep their electronic devices on throughout flights, even during takeoff and landing, the FCC has also said it is considering a proposal that would allow passengers to use their cell…

Earn Up To 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles With Every $100 Best Western Travel Card Purchased

Aeroplan is giving away 1,000 bonus miles for the purchase of a $100 value Best Western travel card, and while this may not seem like a mind-blowing offer on the outset – it can be a good opportunity to triple-dip. To earn the 1,000 bonus miles, you must be a Best Western Rewards member, select “Aeroplan” as…

What are the Best Ways to Use Miles for a Last Minute Trip to Paris?

TPG Twitter follower Antwoinne is turning 30 and wants to go to Paris: “@thepointsguy do you have any thoughts on best mileage usage to get to Paris on award travel early December? Last minute 30th birthday trip!” Without knowing exactly where Antwoinne is flying from and what class of service he’s interested in, I do…

Earn Up To 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles With Partner Points Conversions

Once again, Air Canada’s Aeroplan mileage program is allowing you to earn bonus miles when converting points from their partners into Aeroplan miles. Dubbed as “a year–end bonus bonanza,” now through December 9, 2013, you can earn up 25,000 bonus miles when converting points from a selection of partner loyalty programs, including the following: ClubRewards SPG…

Current Aeroplan Bonuses and Promotions

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Aeroplan, the frequent flyer program of Air Canada, is offering a bunch of potentially lucrative promos with bonus miles flying right and left, so today I thought I’d do a quick post rounding up the current promotions…

Using Star Alliance Partner Miles On EVA Awards – Best Value From ANA, Aeroplan, Singapore or United?

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  Now that EVA has joined Star Alliance officially, a lot of curious readers have written in asking about the relative values of using its Star Alliance partners’ miles to book awards on the airline. I thought I’d…

Analyzing Amex Membership Rewards Star Alliance Partners: Should You Transfer to Aeroplan, ANA or Singapore?

The beauty of the American Express Membership Rewards program is having the ability to transfer points to valuable airline partners so you can snag the exact award you want, when you want it. All three alliances have transfer partners and in this post I’ll shed some light on the three Star Alliance transfer partners: Air…