When you book a paid flight it’s best to use a card that earns extra points for airfare purchases, like the American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Citi Prestige, or Citi ThankYou Premier.
But what if you have more than 1 of these cards? How do you pick which to use?
Which Card Is Best for Purchasing Paid Airfare?
The answer depends on your travel plans. And if you want to use points toward award flights or paid airfare!
Million Mile Secrets reader, Anupam, commented:
Hi, I have 20,000 Turkish Airlines miles which will expire this year. How can I use the miles without flying Turkish Airlines?
Other readers, like Nate and Kiran, had similar questions about what to do with a small number of miles.
What Can You Do With a Small Number of Miles in an Airline Loyalty Account? Let’s Find Out!
Once miles are in a frequent flyer account, you unfortunately can NOT transfer them to another airline. But there other ways to use them.
I’ll give you ideas and tips for how to credit your miles in the future!
There’s an increased 50,000 mile sign-up bonus available for the Barclays Miles & More Premier World MasterCard!
You’ll earn 50,000 Lufthansa miles after you meet the minimum spending requirements. This is normally a 20,000 mile sign-up bonus, so it’s an excellent deal!
And you can use Lufthansa miles to fly on their Star Alliance partner airlines, like United Airlines!
Emily and I don’t earn a commission from this offer, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!
With the Lufthansa Miles You Earn, You Could Relax in Business Class on United Airlines
But this card isn’t for everyone! I’ll explain.
One of the best tricks miles and points enthusiasts use is concentrating their efforts on collecting transferable points to use on award tickets, hotel stays, and more!
Instead of focusing on earning points in a specific frequent flyer or hotel guest program, folks who collect transferable points have many more options for how they use them!
That’s because you can choose to transfer your points to dozens of different programs.
The World Awaits: Transferable Points Give You Many More Options for Big Travel With Small Money
Let’s look at why transferable points are a great deal along with some of the best ways to use them!
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Happy Mother’s Day to Our Moms and All Our Readers Who Are Moms Too!
If you’re looking for last-minute gift ideas, check out the new AMEX Offers and my list of gifts that will also earn you extra points.
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