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Southwest Launches Promotional Companion Pass Offer

The infamous 2020 is soon coming to an end (and, if you ask me, its about time!). Although we still aren’t clear what travel is going to look like for 2021 and beyond, now is the time to at least…

How to Book Cheap Domestic Awards – SkyTeam Alliance

In this three-part series, we are looking at the basics of the cheapest domestic awards. This encompasses frequent flyer programs spanning all three alliances: Oneworld – British Airways, Iberia, and…

Best Ways to Redeem American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

If there’s one major airline program I love having miles with it's the American Airlines AAdvantage program. Knowing the ins-and-outs of the American Airlines AAdvantage program can help you get some…

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Bonus Updated to 80,000

It's been an exciting few days from Chase: just last week we had the introduction of the Chase Freedom Flex along with some substantial updates to the Chase Freedom Unlimited. And just this week, we…

MileValue Reader Survey

As we settle in here at MileValue, we want to take a minute to ask you a few questions in order to better serve you - our readers. In case you missed it, you can learn more about the MileValue…

The Basics of Marriott Bonvoy

Today we continue our series on the types of credit card reward programs frequented by travelers. Here we'll have a good look at Marriott Bonvoy. In case you're joining us for the first time, or…

Why The Chase Sapphire Preferred Is My Next Card

When I’m trying to decide what my next credit card is going to be, I consider a lot of factors. What trips do I want to take in the next one to two years? What points do I currently have? What points…

New Chase Freedom Flex Card and Updates to the Chase Freedom Unlimited

New Chase Freedom Flex Card announced as well as updates to the Chase Freedom Unlimited. Four years after Chase introduced their new premium card Chase Sapphire Reserve, our word is again abuzz with…

10xTravel Acquires MileValue With Exciting Plans for Its Future

10xTravel has acquired MileValue and we are absolutely thrilled about it. That’s it. That’s both the headline and the story. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to build upon an…

New Beginnings from MileValue

Hey MileValue readers! It's been a little while, and the world looks more than a little different since the last time we spoke. Things are looking different for this website as well, with new…

The Future of Air Travel is Like a Box of Chocolates

We (definitely) do not know what we are going to get. For air travel, it is already in the cards and new evidence piles into the box every day. Forrest Gump is right on the mark when it comes to air…

How to Choose the Best Seat on a Plane

Whether you’re wining and dining up front, or whining and dining in the back, seat selection is of the utmost importance. And there can be big differences between seats, even among aircraft within…

These Photos Prove Airlines Differ with Social Distancing

Updated Monday, July 13 to include expanded dates of blocked seats on Alaska Airlines and JetBlue. The landscape of aviation is changing faster than a private jet en route to a private island. If you…

Chase Sapphire Cards Get Updated Coronavirus Benefits

On July 1, Chase activated a handful of new benefits for their Sapphire cards. Customers that are no longer reaping the cards' travel benefits need reasons to keep spending on their travel cards and…

How to Book Cheap Domestic Awards – Star Alliance

If you’re anything like us, nearly every moment of this pandemic has been spent dreaming of travel. Especially as we try to avoid nauseating headlines like “Corona” being on the rise for baby names.…

The Basics of Citi ThankYou Points

Welcome back! Let’s continue our series on the types of credit card reward programs frequented by travelers.

How Coronavirus has Affected Travel Agencies

Today we're featuring a guest post from our friend and colleague, Freddy Lanksy, of Points Panda. He's sharing his opinion on the impact COVID-19 has had on the travel industry, and how travel…

How to Book Cheap Domestic Awards – Oneworld Alliance

The Coronavirus pandemic has plunged the world into a state of uncertainty. Travel within the United States is more appealing and logistically more feasible than international travel, at least to the…

TODAY (JUNE 15) ONLY: Earn 5x Miles or 7% Cash Back on Apple Purchases

Six shopping portals are offering large bonuses for Apple purchases, but the deal only lasts through today, June 15. If you were already considering buying something from Apple, check out your…

Should You be Tempted by Chase’s “Pay Yourself Back” Offer?

Chase is offering a new way for Sapphire card holders to redeem their Ultimate Reward (UR) points. But does it make sense for you? Let’s move about the socially-distanced cabin and take a look. What…

Premium Travel Cards Pivot Benefits in a Coronavirus World: Update

Updated 6/9/20 with Citi's latest addition to the Prestige Card. In an attempt to keep you as a customer in a world where travel is severely limited, banks have been changing the benefit profiles of…

The Basics of Capital One Rewards

In case you're joining us for the first time, or missed a prior post in this series, please check out the index below: Credit Card Reward Programs for Travelers: An IntroductionThe Basics of American…

The Basics of Chase Ultimate Rewards

Welcome! Today we continue our series on the types of credit card reward programs frequented by travelers. Here we’ll dive into the world of Chase. In case you're joining us for the first time, or…

The Basics of American Express Membership Rewards

We began this series with an introduction to the three types of credit card reward programs frequented by travelers: transferable point cards, airline- and hotel-branded cards, and fixed point value…

Credit Card Reward Programs for Travelers: An Introduction

In the coming weeks we’ll be looking at different types of credit cards and their reward programs, with an aim to introduce you to those frequently used by travelers. Such a topic can be divided into…