Two articles on using Southwest Airlines miles caught our eye today and are worth a read to learn how to maximize redemptions and the Companion Pass as well as when to transfer Chase UR points and when to redeem through the Chase portal. 1) Maximizing Ultimate Rewards: Southwest Rapid Rewards from MileValue 2) How to Get the Most Value for your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Booking Southwest Flights from Million Mile Secrets.
New Sweet Spot to Hawaii using Alaska Airlines miles: Amazing newly discovered sweet spot to Hawaii for only 17,500 Alaska miles one-way including a free stopover in each direction or a free one-way tacked on at the end. This is a must-read for sure.
How to Get 2.17 cents per point in value from Amex Membership Rewards points: Frequent Miler has a fascinating look at how you can maximize your Amex Membership Rewards redemptions by taking advantage of stacking the 50% pay with points rebate when you have the Business Platinum card with the 4x bonus with the Personal Platinum.
Search for Award Seats with this handy plugin: Award Finder searches for award flights for 8 different airlines, including British Airways, JAL, Air Canada and Singapore Airlines and seems to be a useful plugin. This article from Million Mile Secrets walks you through exactly how to use it.