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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:


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:

Using Points: Want to use your British Airways Avios points? See these posts:


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:


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:


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:

 


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