Whenever I get a big, new influx of readers, I try to post a quick Best Of, so they can get a flavor for what MileValue is all about. (I’ve also started to tag some posts this way. See the right side of the screen –>)
Free Oneways on United Awards is my most viewed post of all time. As far as I know, it’s the first post to explain how to add a free oneway to any international award (or award to Hawaii) that uses United miles.
The United-award free oneway is especially awesome because it can be enjoyed even by people who are based at tiny regional airports, and it can go more places than an American Airlines free oneway.
The Five Cardinal Rules… is a must read if you want to take advantage of the well-known but poorly-understood free oneway available on American Airlines awards. In it, you’ll see a link to my first post about free oneways on AA awards that you might also want to click.
Free First Class Next Month
I updated my 30-part beginner series the last two months and finished today. This series was for ultra beginners and had short posts on everything a beginner should know.
If you want to see the whole second series, click here.
The Mile Value Calculator is an incredible tool I designed to figure out how much value you’re getting from your miles on a particular award. Hint: it’s not cash price of ticket divided by miles used.
I’ve put 12 posts in the Anatomy of an Award category. They show step-by-step the process of conceiving and booking actual awards I’ve booked for myself or through my Award Booking Service.
This is very salient to me right now because I’m writing this post on a Southwest flight from Burbank to Tampa. I saved several thousand points on the award by using the trick detailed in the post linked above. The details of the award booking are in this Anatomy of an Award post.
I have videos of my computer screen as I book free oneways with several types of miles. Hopefully I’ll add more soon. Check it out.
This is the cheapest way to get hotels, and it’s a simple, repeatable trick that is well within the rules of the Priority Club program.
I was born in Hawaii, and I go back about once a year, so I compiled the cheapest ways to get to Hawaii.
Lists of Possible Avios Awards and International Gateway Cities
I’ve also made a list of all possible international gateways on American Airlines awards. This is crucial since stopovers can only be at the North American International Gateway City on AA awards.