The saying goes, ‘earning miles is easier that burning miles.’
I’ve created what I think would be helpful resources that miles and points travelers can use to help maximize their airline miles and hotel points.
The list below features guides and charts to help you decipher the complicated world of airline miles and award travel.
Use this to quickly look up which transferable bank-points can be transferred to particular airline programs. This is most useful to anyone with a large amount of Chase Ultimate Rewards points, Amex Membership Rewards points, or Citi Thank You points.
Similar to the airline transfer partner guide, this outlines which hotel programs you can transfer your bank-points.
A quick guide to different airline’s routing rules on award tickets. This includes adding valuable stopover and open-jaws to get a tone of value for your miles.
This list shows most fees that you may encounter while booking an award flight—from baggage to ticket changes.
A quick guide to understand what and how to use stopovers and open-jaws to maximize your airline miles.
Use these airline award chart comparisons to quickly look-up the cost of award flights using various airline frequent flyer miles. I’ve included most major airline programs that US based miles and points travelers frequently earn miles with. Simply find the airline you have miles with across to the region you wish to fly to or compare region-by-region to determine which airline miles are the best to earn.
This hotel award chart comparison can be used to compare the cost per award night across various hotel programs. I’ve included an estimate value per hotel point to attempt to provide a relative comparison of value.
Below you will find a compiled list of links for airline, hotel, and rental car program signups, award booking tools, award charts, and other useful information. Now you don’t have any excuse to get caught without a reward program number or not maximizing your earning and burning of miles and points.