given you a rundown of what programs are out there, and what the best
tools to use for getting miles are. If you use these programs
properly, you should never have to pay for air travel.
Imagine that - never pay for air travel again!
There is once in a great while that we do pay for our flights, that's
only when we have to travel on very short notice, especially during
the summer months. You can also use your miles for
free vacations. Free
cruises, free hotels, and much more too. All the airlines book
vacations including hotels, airfare, and even cruises. You can
redeem your miles for these as well - not only airfares.
By far and away the best way to get frequent flyer miles without
traveling is to get a
Mileage Rewards credit card. You not only
get up to 20,000 bonus miles for signing up, but you get one mile for
each dollar spent - on anything! Plus, many of the cards give
you reduced mileage awards and other benefits. We get over four
free flights to Mexico or the Caribbean each year just for using our
card, let alone all the other miles we pick up along the way. That's
right - FOUR FREE FLIGHTS PER YEAR!
Pick the credit card that's right for your mileage program:
or, there are many rewards cards that let you gain points
toward travel on any airline, such as WorldPerks and others. To see
a list of those cards, click:
Fly For Free on Any
Don't forget about the #1 way to rack up the
miles! If you're a business owner, you can get one mile for
each dollar your business spends each year! That includes
miles your employees spend. If you have a medium-to-large
business, that can mean millions of free miles! If you have a
small business, it's still thousands of FREE miles! We use a
business frequent flyer miles card for all our business purchases,
and you should too! Here are some of the most popular:
Of course, there are so many other ways to get miles
too. You can get miles for every hotel you stay in, every car
you rent, every check you write, every phone call you make, every
meal you eat, and more. You can even get miles for
investments, real estate, buying flowers, or buying groceries!
You can get miles toward your free flights for almost everything you
do every day! Plus, if you pay for these things with your
mileage credit card, you'll get miles for that too!
for an airline ticket again!
To read more about the benefits of a certain program and to apply,
click the links below:
Airlines Mileage Plan
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, this plan is a must for you.
In fact, this should probably be your primary plan. Nobody
serves the west coast better than Alaska. Plus, with powerful
partner airlines like Delta and Air France and American Airlines, you have many choices
for award travel. We are members of the Alaska program.
This is one of the top programs out there particularly if you live near
one of American's hubs in Dallas, Chicago, or Miami. You can earn
miles very easily and it doesn't take many of them to get an award,
particularly if you use the reduced mileage awards with the Citibank
AAdvantage Mastercard. American is our primary program.
America West FlightFund
The America West frequent flyer miles program is now defunct,
following America West's merger with U.S. Airways. Too bad
because America West was one of the best airlines out there.
Asiana is a great program for those who fly frequently to Asia, particularly
Korea, China, and Japan. It is somewhat limited in value to the
rest of us, however. If you fly Asiana or its partners, make sure
to open a secondary account.
British Airways is part of American Airlines OneWorld Alliance.
If you fly frequently to or from Europe, particularly the UK, this is
the program for you. If you don't, then this should probably not
be your primary account.
Continental's frequent flyer program is now defunct, following
Continental's merger with United Airlines. Too bad because it
was one of the best out there.
Delta is also part of the powerful SkyTeam, with Continental, Northwest,
and Alaska. Delta is the world's second largest airline. Hooking
up with them makes sense. We are members of the Delta program.
If you live in Hawaii, this is a no-brainer. If you frequently
fly to Hawaii, this is also a good program for you. For the rest
of us, the usefulness is limited. Discounts on Activities and
Resorts in Hawaii are nice, though.
United is no longer the world's largest airline but it is still
part of the monster Star Alliance
featuring European giants SAS and Lufthansa giving them over 800 unique
destinations. This program is a must to add to your collection,
even if it's not your primary.
U.S. Airways Dividend
The U.S. Airways frequent flyer miles program is now defunct,
following their merger with American Airlines. That's ok, this
was one of the worst programs out there while it lasted. The
AAdvantage program is a big step up.
Did you know you can buy miles if you don't have
enough for a free trip? It won't be free, but it will be a lot
less than full price, that's for sure. Well, there's a site out
Miles4Sale.com that does exactly that. Get the additional
frequent flyer miles you need for a free airline ticket with a click
of the mouse!
that will handle all of this for you and get you flying for free right
away! Give them a look. We do.