on Earning and Redeeming Miles

At Money Under Your Futon, we’ve frequently encouraged our readers to sign up for mileage and points accounts with their favorite airlines, hotels, and stores.  But not being able to redeem miles/points or shedding more of them than you would like can undermine even the most diligent efforts to accrue them.

Condé Nast’s sheds some light into the mileage redemption process in a recent article.  Writing on “How to Maximize Your Miles,” they offer 10 tips for getting the most out of your mileage account, from well-known advice, such as looking for seats in code-share partner flights, to the more obscure but probably equally useful, including calling airline companies after midnight on a weekend and, if your home airport is an airline hub, considering a frequent flier program that is not from that airline but from one of its partners instead.  To read the full article, click here.