An Insider's Guide to Travel: News, Tips, Information & Inspiration

Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: When to Book Through Your Travel Credit Card
Mileage & Reward Programs / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: When to Book Through Your Travel Credit Card

It’s a no-brainer that you can earn points or miles by booking travel WITH a travel credit card. But what about booking travel THROUGH your credit card website? Many credit… Read More…

Frequent Flyer Miles Programs Are Changing
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs

Frequent Flyer Miles Programs Are Changing

On Tuesday, three major airlines announced that they will be making changes to their frequent flyer miles programs. This comes only a few months after Delta announced that it will… Read More…

Travel Tip: Loyalty Programs for Online Travel Agencies
Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Loyalty Programs for Online Travel Agencies

There are loyalty programs everywhere you look: airlines, hotels, and now, even online travel agencies are competing to get your repeat business. Hotels.com has a basic program called Welcome Rewards,… Read More…

Three Ways to Get Kicked Out of Your Frequent Flyer Program
Mileage & Reward Programs

Three Ways to Get Kicked Out of Your Frequent Flyer Program

This month, the Supreme Court ruled against a man who tried to get his frequent flyer miles back after getting them revoked for complaining so much that it seemed like… Read More…

Shopping with Miles: Deal or No Deal?
Mileage & Reward Programs

Shopping with Miles: Deal or No Deal?

Between air miles and co-branded credit cards, frequent flyer miles are pretty easy to earn. The real question is: how do you redeem all those miles? What about shopping with miles?… Read More…

Delta SkyMiles Devalued? Let’s Do the Math
Mileage & Reward Programs

Delta SkyMiles Devalued? Let’s Do the Math

This week Delta Air Lines announced a major overhaul to the way that its frequent flyers will earn miles, starting in 2015. Delta SkyMiles will now be earned based on… Read More…

How US Airlines Are Profiting from Your Frequent Flyer Miles
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs

How US Airlines Are Profiting from Your Frequent Flyer Miles

Think you’re the one benefiting from your frequent flyer miles? Think again, the sale of frequent flyer miles will account for 44 percent of total global revenue for airlines in… Read More…

The 6 Worst Ways to Spend Your Frequent Flyer Miles
Mileage & Reward Programs

The 6 Worst Ways to Spend Your Frequent Flyer Miles

On the first episode of The Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg, Peter shared a few starting facts about frequent flyer programs. Did you know that there are more unredeemed frequent… Read More…

Travel Tip: Getting Travel Perks
Airlines & Airports / Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Getting Travel Perks

People always ask me the best way to book hotel rooms or buy airline tickets. What I always tell them is, it’s not just about the price, but the VALUE…. Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Make Frequent Flyer Miles Work for You
Know Before You Go / Mileage & Reward Programs / Videos

Know Before You Go: How to Make Frequent Flyer Miles Work for You

The average traveler doesn’t fly very often so cultivating loyalty with an airline mileage program might seem like a challenge. However, frequent flyer programs don’t apply only to business travelers…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Top Airlines for Redeeming Miles
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Top Airlines for Redeeming Miles

Every year, I tell you how the airlines are devaluing frequent-flier miles. And since they control the inventory, some airlines make it harder than others to redeem those miles for… Read More…