Earning and Using Airline Points

Jun 21, 2017

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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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In This Post

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:

  • Earn 100k British Airways Avios

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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