Earning and Using Airline Points
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Interested in using your airline miles and points, but not sure how to go about it? Have you already earned tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of them and want to learn the best ways to use them for their maximum value? See posts written by our highly knowledgeable team of points industry veterans, selected specifically to help you learn how to earn airline miles and use them like a pro.
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Alaska Airlines – Mileage Plan
See: all things Alaska
Using Points: want to use your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan points? See this post:
- Great Alaska Award Redemptions (note: some points values may be different than listed)
American Airlines – AAdvantage
Earning Points: Want to earn AAdvantage miles? See this post:
Using Points: Want to use your AAdvantage points? See this post:
British Airways – Avios
See: all things British Airways
Earning Points: Want to earn Avios? See this post:
- Earn 100k British Airways Avios
Using Points: Want to use your British Airways Avios points? See these posts:
- How to Book Award Flights with Avios Points
- Maximizing British Airways Distance-Based Awards
- The Best Use of British Airways Avios Points
Delta Air Lines – SkyMiles
See: all things Delta and SkyMiles
Have a Delta Companion Certificate and want to use it? See this post:
Earning Points: Want to earn Delta SkyMiles? See this post:
Using Points: Want to use your Delta SkyMiles? See these posts:
- Earning and Maximizing SkyMiles
- Five Tricks for Booking with and Using Delta SkyMiles
- How Delta Award Routing Works
- Tips for Earning/Burning and Flying with Delta
JetBlue Airways – TrueBlue
See: all things JetBlue
Earning Points: Want to earn TrueBlue points? See this post:
Using Points: Want to use your TrueBlue points? See this post:
Southwest Airlines – Rapid Rewards
See: all things Southwest
Earning Points: Frequent Southwest flyer? Want to earn a Companion Pass? See this post:
Using Points: Want to use your Rapid Rewards? See this post:
United Airlines – MileagePlus
See: all things United
Frequent United flyer? Want to earn United points? See this post:
Using Points: Want to use your United Miles? See these posts:
- Earning and Maximizing United Miles
- Tips for Earning and Burning on United
- 5 Things You Need to Know About Booking with MileagePlus
Virgin America – Elevate
See: All things Virgin America
Virgin America will be merging with Alaska Airlines, and Alaska’s Mileage Plan will take over. Here’s what you need to know:
- Questions and Answers About Alaska Airlines’ Acquisition of Virgin America
- Should I Transfer Virgin America Points to Alaska Now?
- Virgin America Announces End Dates for Its Partnerships
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