How To Redeem Your Miles For Maximum Value
You’ve been saving your flyer miles and you’re ready to make plans. There are a few things you need to know.
Most airlines charge a fee to use the call center, so it’s to your advantage to redeem your flyer miles via the airline’s website.
However, if your flight requires some finessing, such as multiple stops, speaking directly with an operator may be worth the fee.
Don’t use your miles for domestic travel, particularly if you can get a ticket for a couple hundred dollars. Try to make every mile count. Think of them as dollars, and you’ll treat them with a lot more respect. Use this rule: Don’t redeem if you’re getting less than one cent per mile. Shoot for two cents a mile, anymore may be difficult to get.
Save your miles for those coveted, expensive, international, business class seats.