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How Much is an AAdvantage Mile Worth? The Value of American Airlines Miles Part 1

This post is part of a four-part series. In Part 1, we will look at the mechanics of the AAdvantage program. In Part 2, we’ll look at the mechanics of a stopover, including how to use them to get…

Free First Class Next Month: Signing up for Award Wallet

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the sixth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Free First Class Next Month: Your First Cards

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the fifth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Bad Advice from Good Bloggers

The offers listed below have expired. Click here for the top current credit card sign up bonuses. Which is a better use of a five dollar bill: burning it or cutting it into confetti? Between burning…

Free First Class Next Month: How Many Cards Can You Personally Apply For?

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the fourth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Email List and United Club Pass Winner

By popular demand, I've started an email list. You can sign up on the right side bar. Hopefully soon, I'll start a daily email of the posts to those on the email list. And I'll use the list in case…

Free First Class Next Month: Checking Your Credit Score

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the third post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Free First Class Next Month: Signing Up for Loyalty Programs

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the second post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Free United Club Pass and Welcome to milevalue.com

I'll get to the free United Club Pass in a minute, but first, to the readers of Million Mile Secrets, welcome to milevalue.com. This blog is a must read for anyone interested in frequent flier miles…

Free First Class Next Month: A Beginner’s Guide to Free Travel

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the first post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Up to 30% Rebate: Triple Points at Five Retailers in Rapid Rewards Mall Unitl Saturday

All deals in this post have expired. Southwest is having a three-day deal giving triple points on purchases at five retailers. The deal expires 3/31/2012.To access the deal, simply go to…

This Week’s Top 20 from Travelzoo

Do you subscribe to the Top 20 from Travelzoo? I recommend it because each week there are a few truly incredible deals. Let's take a look at a few from this week. 1) Fly nonstop from LAX-Puerto…

A List of All Possible International Gateway Cities When Using AAdvantage Miles

Below is a list of all possible North American international gateway cities when using American Airlines AAdvantage miles. Why are these important? As we'll learn in my series on the value of…

New Feature: milevalue.com Mile Value Leaderboard

I am excited to announce a new feature: the milevalue.com Mile Value Leaderboard. Find it at the top of the page. On it, I'll keep track of my latest valuations for every major frequent flier, credit…

How Much Are Rapid Rewards Points Worth? The Value of Southwest Airlines Points

Update April 1, 2014: This post was written before Southwest's massive devaluation. Now you need 70 points per dollar for Wanna Get Away? fares instead of 60. Now Rapid Rewards are worth about 1.45…

A Complete List of All Avios Redemptions from New York City

Below is a list of every oneworld alliance flight from New York City flown by British Airways, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, LAN, Iberia, Japan Airlines, and Qantas. I have also included…

A Complete List of All Avios Redemptions from Los Angeles

Below is a list of every oneworld alliance flight from Los Angeles flown by British Airways, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, LAN, Iberia, Japan Airlines, and Qantas. I have also included…

How Much Are Avios Worth? The Value of British Airways Avios Part 4

In Part 1, we looked at the mechanics of the Avios program and how it compared to the AAdvantage program (another oneworld program.) In Part 2, we built on the rules of the Avios program to discover…

How Much Are Avios Worth? The Value of British Airways Avios Part 3

In Part 1, we looked at the mechanics of the Avios program and how it compared to the AAdvantage program (another oneworld program.) In Part 2, we built on the rules of the Avios program to discover…

How Much Are Avios Worth? The Value of British Airways Avios Part 2

In Part 1, we looked at the mechanics of the Avios program and how it compared to the AAdvantage program (another oneworld program.) In Part 2, we'll build on the rules of the Avios program to…

How Much Are Avios Worth? The Value of British Airways Avios Part 1

This post is part of a four-part series. In Part 1, we will look at the mechanics of the Avios program and how it compares to the AAdvantage program (another oneworld program.) In Part 2, we'll build…

How Much are Frequent Flier Miles Worth? A Guide

Figuring out the value of your frequent flier miles is crucial for determining whether an award is a good deal, whether you should book a specific trip with cash or miles, which credit card bonus to…