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
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
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
Upgrades are often the best use of your frequent flyer
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.
cheap family travel tips, you can be sure to put
your frequent flyer miles to better use.