Making Sense of Awards Points and Business Class Upgrades

TMBA256: Making Sense of Awards Points and Business Class Upgrades
Date: 2014-08-07
Link: Tropical Talk Radio
 
Airlines can change their rewards without notice.
The complexity is the opportunity.
Do two to four rounds of credit card applications a year to build up a stack of miles.
The offers the banks are giving change a lot.
Maximize the points you get for every signup.
Website: Boarding Area
For most business class tickets you’re looking for 50,000 to 70,000 one-way and 100,000 to 120,000 round trip.
Go direct to the airline for info on their rewards program.
Just because you can buy a ticket for a particular flight it doesn’t mean you can use your miles for that flight.
There is no simple answer to fuel charges.
Award Wallet aggregates your balances.
Try to accumulate different types of points. Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.
You don’t have to have a ton of spending to acquire a lot of miles.