Getting Started With Frequent Flyer Programs
- What is a frequent flyer program?
- Which program should I join?
- Should I join more than one program?
- What is the cost of joining, and what do I get?
Earning Miles by Flying
- How much is a mile worth?
- How many miles do I earn per flight?
- Can I earn miles on an airline other than the one I'm flying on?
- When do the miles I've earned appear in my account?
- How do I track my miles?
- Are miles valid on flights I've already taken?
- What are some other strategies for earning the most miles by flying?
Earning Miles on the Ground
- What are some ways I can earn miles by doing things other than flying?
- How do I choose credit cards that allow me to earn miles?
- At what online stores or services can I earn miles?
Qualifying for Privileges
- What is elite status and how do I qualify for it?
- What are the different levels of elite status?
- Are elite status members granted special airport privileges?
- Can I get travel upgrades?
- Do non-air travel miles count toward elite status?
- How do I redeem my miles and what can I get for them?
- Which awards are the most valuable uses of my miles?
- When does it make sense to buy a ticket instead of using miles?
- Can I pay part miles and part cash for an award?
- How long do miles last before they expire?
- What should I know about special restrictions on award travel such as blackout dates?
- Can I redeem miles for non-travel awards?