You Can Still Book on Old American Airlines Chart with Alaska or Etihad Miles

Still alive 16 months later. How long will it last?

On March 22, 2016, the American Airlines devaluation struck.

However, you can still book American Airlines flight at the old prices if you use Alaska or Etihad miles.

Best Credit Card to Buy Airfare

Award taxes and airfare add up for everyone reading this blog, especially if you book yourself reimbursable tickets for work. What credit card should you use to pay the airfare and award taxes for your travel?

Credit card links have been removed from posts and added to the menu bar at the top of every page of MileValue under the heading Top Travel Credit Cards.
Bonus Spending
Many cards offer bonus points for “airfare” or “travel” purchases.

The Cheapest Ways to Get to Hawaii

Hawaii is one of the best places in the world to visit, and judging by the number of inquiries I get about booking awards to Hawaii, it's clear that many people agree. There are a number of cheap ways to get there that I'll list in order.

1. Korean Miles Award: 25,000 Korean Miles and $11 Roundtrip, First Class 45,000 Korean Miles Roundtrip
Korean miles can book a roundtrip in Delta economy from anywhere in the United States to any of the four major Hawaiian islands for 25,000 Korean miles.

Best Order for Card Applications to Maximize Bonuses Over Your Lifetime

Updated 9/21/16 with consideration of Citi's new sign up bonus rule. 

If you're just getting into the miles hobby or coming back after a break, it's important to realize that there is an order in which to apply for credit cards that can help you maximize your award earning potential.

Free Giveaway: Four Pairs of United Club Passes that Expire 9/30/16

This contest is closed. We picked the winners and have emailed them requesting addresses, so if you entered check your inbox. Thanks to everyone for participating!

Generous reader Lien is donating four pairs of United Club passes that expire September 30, 2016–in one month–to four lucky winners (one pair to each winner.)

If you have a use for the passes between September 8th (to allow time for them to be mailed to you) and 30th of this month, comment on this post for a chance to win the passes.

5 Underpriced Awards on Obscure Award Charts

With the proliferation of transferable points like Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, and Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints, Americans have access to cheap awards through tons of foreign programs.

Here are five underpriced awards on foreign award charts and how to get the miles needed to book the awards.
1. Singapore Awards Between Hawaii and the Americas
Singapore Airlines puts Hawaii and Central America--you know, those two places that are thousands of miles apart--into one region.

Have a Delta Amex Card? Here’s the Benefit You Didn’t Know About

Delta changed the wording on its SkyMiles News & Updates page to include a heavier discount on annual CLEAR memberships for Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Members.

Usually a CLEAR membership costs $179 per year. If you have one of the following Delta co-branded American Express cards (or the small business version) than you (the primary cardholder) get a $100 yearly discount, reducing the cost to $79 per year.

What's CLEAR?
CLEAR is a means of bypassing TSA security lines.

Top Five American Airlines Admirals Clubs

The Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard® 60,000 mile offer has expired. Check out the current best credit card offers here.

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Seclusion from the hustle and bustle of normal airport traffic. Speedy wifi. Food. Drinks. Comfortable seating for naps. Outlets for recharging devices.

These are all things I value about airport lounges. What's the most important amenity to you?

Now, we can all agree that, generally, lounges in the United States aren't on the same level as international carriers' abroad.