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miles to burn

April 18th, 2017 at 11:07 am

Trying to iron out the days we want to travel is stressful. I'm not sure hawaii will work out this summer because of timing and costs.

I've got $100 credit for me and the two kids. DH has $50 credit from late flights. We also have a travel companion certificate we can use as well as miles. I typically hate miles because I'm particular about not having connections and flight times.

But lately I've been talking with friends. I wonder if it would be better to focus on flights that we pay for and instead use miles to book hotel rooms and save money that way? I say that because I'm considering switching to the Marriott rewards card I think Creditcardfree and Disney Steve have. I'm just struggling to redeem airline miles with trips that work.

I mean honestly we also aren't airline loyal so we have a bunch of miles spread across whatever is the cheapest and I can get a deal on.

This whole figure out how to use miles is stressful. Do you use airline miles on flights? Have you had a lot of success? Or do you find it easier to use it on hotel rooms?

3 Responses to “miles to burn”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I actually have a credit card where I can earn points (it's Velocity Rewards for Virgin Airlines) towards flights and other things. However we have an upcoming holiday where we will be flying a different airline so I think I will just cash in the points for a petrol giftcard or something. If we were travelling and I was buying the tickets (ie organizing) I'd probably try to fly that airline where you can use points but I guess it would depend on if it would be difficult or not to get the flights I want.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    We use Southwest points for flights, but that is the only ones we use, but it does take awhile to accumulate them. I do love the Marriott Rewards card. Smile

  3. rob62521 Says:

    I am interested to discover what you decide. We don't do airline miles so I can't really add to the discussion.

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