Miles & Points Questions

Why Should You Pay Annual Fees for Credit Cards?

Why Should You Pay Annual Fees for Credit Cards?

It can be daunting to stump up the annual fees on some of the higher-end credit cards at first. What makes these annual fees worthwhile, and how can you make it an easier pill to swallow?


Should You Redeem Avios for Long-Haul Business Class?

Should You Redeem Avios for Long-Haul Business Class?

Thanks to its distance-based award chart, British Airways Avios are generally considered ideal for short-haul awards. But is there value to be found in redeeming Avios on long-haul premium flights?


Which Points Can Be Combined Between Different People?

Which Points Can Be Combined Between Different People?

In this article, we go through the different ways in which you might be able to combine multiple people’s points with certain loyalty program into a single account.


When Should You Buy Points?

When Should You Buy Points?

Airlines and hotels routinely offer bonus promotions to entice you to buy points straight from the program itself. Under what circumstances could these deals be worthwhile?


Cobalt vs. Platinum: Which Is Better for Dining?

Cobalt vs. Platinum: Which Is Better for Dining?

Both the Cobalt Card and the Platinum Card offer compelling points earnings at restaurants, coffee shops, and drinking establishments. Which one should you pick?


Which Credit Cards Offer Insurance on Award Travel?

Which Credit Cards Offer Insurance on Award Travel?

Which credit cards should you use to take advantage of the card’s insurance perks when redeeming miles for your ticket? Here’s all you need to know.


Lounge Access on the Amex Platinum Cards

Lounge Access on the Amex Platinum Cards

The Platinum Card and Business Platinum Card provide excellent lounge access benefits, but the specific rules can be confusing. Let's break it down.


How to Maximize Your Marriott Elite Status

How to Maximize Your Marriott Elite Status

Here’s a rundown of earning and maximizing elite status within the new Marriott loyalty program, including some hot tips for attaining the coveted Platinum Elite status.


Which Countries Regulate Fuel Surcharges?

Which Countries Regulate Fuel Surcharges?

Fuel surcharges are one of the biggest frustrations of redeeming points for travel. Which countries regulate these surcharges, and how can you take advantage?


All About the Refundable Hotel Trick

All About the Refundable Hotel Trick

The refundable hotel trick is a useful way to deal with onerous spending requirements, cash out travel credits, and redeem points for purchases in an optimal way.