How To Combine Points From Two Banks To Book An Award

Since we started writing Your Mileage May Vary, several of our friends have started collecting points and miles. I feel a level of satisfaction when they’re able to go on that first award trip, partially because of our help. Just like any mentor, occasionally we’ll get a question about a topic where we don’t know the answer. While I could just say that I really don’t know about that, I like to use these situations to learn about things I hadn’t focused on before. Such was a question about how to combine points from two different bank programs.

While the answer may seem obvious if you’ve been collecting points and miles for a while, for someone just starting out this can be very confusing.

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25 Funny Tweets About Traveling With Kids

Ah, family vacations…time for everyone to have togetherness 24 hours a day for however many days in a row. Sometimes it’s awesome, sometimes it’s frustrating, and sometimes you get some really good one-liners about it. Like these…

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The Best Credit Card To Pay For Online Music And Satelite Radio Subscriptions

Remember the time when radio was free? True, we had to listen to commercials but that was a little price to pay to listen to the same 10 songs over and over and over again.

Today, we can listen to whatever music we want, wherever we want. At home, at work, in the car, at the gym or even when while traveling anywhere around the world, our music is only as far away as our connected device. This convenience comes at a price, a subscription (or multiple subscriptions) to music streaming services. Isn’t that worth not having to listen to annoying commercials or that one song that’s amazingly popular but you just can’t stand?

Like any recurring expense, you should be trying to maximize the rewards you earn for all the money you spend on online music subscriptions and satellite radio. There used to be one card to rule them all in this category, and it doesn’t even have an annual fee.

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Taco Bell Is Opening An Adults-Only Hotel & Resort

If there are two things I didn’t think I’d ever put in the same sentence, they would be “Taco Bell” & “Opening A Hotel & Resort.” But apparently The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel & Resort is scheduled to open in Palm Springs this summer. So that’ll show me, huh?

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Why I Think American’s New (To Me) Policy Is Very Smart

Two days before we were due to fly on American Airlines from Orlando to New York, Sharon’s phone rang. We’re generally not ones to answer our phones (Note from Sharon: As a meme I recently saw said, “The best time to call me is in a text message”) and when a random call comes in from an 800 number, it’s a definite direct-to-voicemail call for both of us. For some reason, I had Sharon’s phone in front of me and after the first call went to voicemail, the phone rang again from the same number. I was at my computer so I Googled the number (800-433-7300).

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At first glance, my heart dropped. Why would American Airlines be calling us two days before our flight? I imagined the worst, like our flight was canceled because of the 737 MAX schedule changes. I picked up the phone.

“Hello, Sharon’s phone. This is Joe. How can I help you?”

That’s not how I answered but it has to be extraordinary circumstances for me to pick up a call on her phone.

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