Use Miles

You’ve collected miles & points.  Now do you know how to use them?

Learn how to get the most from your miles & points for Big Travel with Small Money!

Redeem Your Miles & Points

Guides for Booking Airline Awards

In these step-by-step guides, you will learn airline award booking rules, routes, partners, and how to get the most value for your miles:

Airline Award Sweet Spots

Here’s my series highlighting secret ways to stretch your airline miles!  You’ll see how to use fewer miles to fly to Hawaii, Europe, and more!

Guides for Using Flexible Points

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.

Paid Award Travel Services

You can also use paid services to help you book your award flight:

You can check out the complete guide to award booking here.

Find Cheap Car Rentals

There are lots of strategies to find the best price on a rental car.  Check out my series to guarantee you get the best price:

Trip Reports

If you’re having trouble deciding where to use your miles & points, check out our trip reports for inspiration!

Useful Apps & Tools


Award Hotel Stays

Airport Lounges

Credit Cards


International Communication





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You had a tweet earlier today on using Citi Points:
“Fly to Hawaii on United Airlines with Singapore Airlines miles you get from Citi card points”.
The link in the tweet brings me to a signup page, but I already signed up so I did not sign up again. When I go to your website, I can’t find this article or newsletter. Please point me in the correct direction for this article on using Citi TY Points for Hawaii newsletter. thanks!

Million Mile Secrets

Here is the post we mentioned:

The credit card offers are no longer valid, but the information you’re looking for is farther down the post.

`I have award miles of united airlines and want to use them on air india travelling from Delhi to Newark vai mumbai. please let me know if it is possible and how many award miles are needed for this flight

If I’m using points from my chase sapphire card to book a flight on Icelandair, will I still be able to earn the bonus miles towards a flight Alaska airlines as they are partners ?

Hi Daraius,

Which is the best way to redeem a one-way flight from Japan to Thailand? I have AA, BA Avios, SPG, and Thank You. Business class or premium economy is fine.

Thank you,


I have abount 50k points with Chase Saphhire, wanna to transfer them to one of the airlines.

Not sure which one should I pick among British Air, Southwest, and United. I usually fly to West Coast, Vancouver or Hong Kong.

Also i have another 100 k with American Express, not sure where to transfer the points to?

Choices between British Air, ANA, Delta, Asia Miles, Air Canada and Emirates…

Thanks in advance for your valuable opions.

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