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Two Reader Questions About Free Oneways on United

#1 Ralph writes in to ask whether he should cancel his previously booked United award to take advantage of a 2,500 mile oneway to Hawaii: Just wanted to say what an awesome post on United Award…

Free Giveaway: $67 AA Gift Card

If you're new to MileValue, welcome! You should click the Start Here tab on the top of the page; it tells you the best place to start depending on your skill level. Check back daily because in the…

Differences Between United’s Free Oneways and American’s Free Oneways

Miles collectors are used to adding free oneways to American awards, but may not have learned about tacking a free oneway onto a United award until yesterday. Because of the newness, there is some…

Anatomy of an Award: Hawaiian Airlines. Using Hawaiian Miles to Book a Oneway to Honolulu

This is another post in my Anatomy of an Award series, in which I take a real award I’ve booked and break it down step-by-step to elucidate the award booking process. If you have a real award you’d…

Anatomy of an Award: British Airways. Using Avios for a Oneway from Honolulu

This is another post in my Anatomy of an Award series, in which I take a real award I’ve booked and break it down step-by-step to elucidate the award booking process. If you have a real award you’d…

Free Oneways on United Awards

Yesterday, I wrote about how to book free stopovers online on your United awards. While researching for that post, I made a typo that caused me to discover a loophole that allows us to get free…

How to Book Free Stopovers Online: United Airlines

Yesterday, I talked about how to book a stopover on an American Airlines award online. Booking an award with a stopover online saves time and money, so today I want to explain how to book a stopover…

How Much are SkyMiles Worth? The Value of Delta SkyMiles Part 4

This post is part of a four-part series. In Part 1, we looked at the mechanics of the Delta Airlines program. In Part 2, we looked at its award chart and rules to find valuable awards. In Part 3, we…

How to Book Free Stopovers Online: American Airlines

Update: You can no longer book stopovers on American Airlines awards. The card offers listed at the conclusion of this post have expired. Click here for the top current credit card sign up bonuses.…

How Much Are SkyMiles Worth? The Value of Delta SkyMiles Part 3

This post is part of a four-part series. In Part 1, we looked at the mechanics of the Delta Airlines program. In Part 2, we looked at its award chart and rules to find valuable awards. In Part 3,…

Anatomy of an Award: British Airways. Using Avios to Fly Qantas within Australia

This is another post in my Anatomy of an Award series, in which I take a real award I've booked and break it down step-by-step to elucidate the award booking process. If you have a real award you'd…

How Much Are SkyMiles Worth? The Value of Delta SkyMiles Part 2

This post is part of a four-part series. In Part 1, we looked at the mechanics of the Delta Airlines program. In Part 2, we’ll look at its award chart and rules to find valuable awards. In Part 3,…

Anatomy of an Award: American Airlines. Using AA Miles to Fly BA Business Class to Paris

This is the second post in my Anatomy of an Award series, in which I take a real award I've booked and break it down step-by-step to elucidate the award booking process. If you have a real award…

How Much Are SkyMiles Worth? The Value of Delta SkyMiles Part 1

This post is part of a four-part series. In Part 1, we will look at the mechanics of the Delta Airlines program. In Part 2, we’ll look at its award chart and rules to find valuable awards. In Part 3,…

How Much are Dividend Miles Worth? The Value of US Airways Miles Part 4

US Airways and American Airlines have merged since the publication of this post so it is no longer valid. This post is part of a four-part series. In Part 1, we looked at the mechanics of the US…

Save $15 on Any Roundtrip Virgin America Flight Booked and Flown by 6/13

Amazon Local (think Groupon) is offering a $25 credit on Virgin America for $10 at this link. Virgin America's route map is here if you want to see where it flies. Virgin America is a more pleasant…

How Much are Dividend Miles Worth? The Value of US Airways Miles Part 3

US Airways and American Airlines have merged since the publication of this post so it is no longer valid.  This post is part of a four-part series. In Part 1, we looked at the mechanics of the US…

US Airways Email Offering Miles for 1.98 cpm. Is It a Good Deal?

US Airways and American Airlines have merged since the publication of this post so it is no longer valid.   Nine minutes ago, I received an email from US Airways saying that I was targeted to…

How Much are Dividend Miles Worth? The Value of US Airways Miles Part 2

US Airways and American Airlines have merged since the publication of this post so it is no longer valid. This post is part of a four-part series. In Part 1, we looked at the mechanics of the US…

Save $20 to $500 on a Roundtrip JetBlue Flight

I just received an email from JetBlue that probably went out to all True Blue (its loyalty program) members. The email contains a promo code that will discount a mystery amount from any JetBlue…

Where This Site is Going

By the end of next week, I will have valued Delta, US Airways, United, American, British Airways, and Southwest's miles, points, credits, and Avios. Valuations won't stop there with in depth looks at…

Free First Class Next Month: The End

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

Free First Class Next Month: Using the Mile Value Calculator

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

How Much are Dividend Miles Worth? The Value of US Airways Miles Part 1

US Airways and American Airlines have merged since the publication of this post so it is no longer valid. This post is part of a four-part series. In Part 1, we will look at the mechanics of the US…

Free First Class Next Month: Double Your Credit Card Applications

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