Airline Travel Tips -- Tips for Using Frequent Flyer Miles

 

When traveling for vacation or business, most people find themselves traveling by airplane. Here are some airline travel tips for using up your frequent flyer miles that you may accrue.

You'll find that you earn frequent flyer miles faster if you do most of your flying with only one airline.

Another tip is to get a credit card with an airline rewards program. It is often surprising how many credit cards can be used to earn points good for airline tickets. Still other cards provide points that can be used to buy products.

Whatever you do, don't let those miles go to waste. If you can't use them yourself, some programs allow you to transfer miles to a relative or friend. Rules vary for different airlines, so you need to check with your particular carrier, but sometimes you can also cash in miles to buy a ticket in someone else's name. This would be something you could do if your miles are getting ready to expire but you yourself have no plans to travel at the moment.

Don't just assume that your miles have been credited. When you return from your flight make sure you check your account to make sure your miles are there. If you wait too long it might be too late to get credit.

Remember that only a certain number of seats on particular flights are set aside for people cashing in frequent flyer miles. Keep this in mind when making your reservations.

Upgrades are often the best use of your frequent flyer miles.

If you find a great super cheap airfare price, you're better off just going ahead and paying cash rather than using your accrued miles. Save them for a more expensive flight or a first-class or business upgrade.

Using these  cheap family travel tips, you can be sure to put your frequent flyer miles to better use.