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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…

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
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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
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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
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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…

Travel Tip: Secret Habits of Frequent Flyer Junkies
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Travel Tip: Secret Habits of Frequent Flyer Junkies

You may be surprised to learn that some frequent flyers go to great lengths just to earn miles. For example, mile junkies will max out their credit cards to earn… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Prevent Frequent Flyer Mile Expiration
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Travel Tip: How to Prevent Frequent Flyer Mile Expiration

It’s getting more difficult than ever to redeem frequent flyer miles. And to make matters worse, your miles might expire if you don’t use them. Most airlines will delete your… Read More…

The Best Reward Tickets for 25,000 Miles or Less
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The Best Reward Tickets for 25,000 Miles or Less

Earning miles has always been easy. But redeeming miles is not. Award Wallet estimates that some 10 trillion frequent-flier miles in circulation today, worth well over $165 billion, have gone… Read More…

How to Donate Frequent Flyer Miles
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How to Donate Frequent Flyer Miles

Tax Day is almost here, but you can get a jump on next year’s deductions by planning to donate frequent flyer miles through airline loyalty programs or to causes like… Read More…