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Rewards travel

What is your guideline for paying for your travel vs. using your rewards miles?

Houston, Texas
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My guidelines vary trip-by-trip. How many miles, versus cash cost, versus how long to re-earn the miles, versus timing (ie. last minute). I'm as frugal with miles/points as I am with my own money, so I look for deals, too.

Portland, Oregon
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I earn miles for specific travel goals and then use them to meet the goal. For example my next trip to Hawaii will be with miles. Generally speaking it is not a great idea to hoard your miles because they will devalue over time.



Austin, Texas
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Agree with scott - don't hoard miles. Earn and burn.

www.noobtraveler.com is a site i visit frequently to get tips on mile values, etc.

Melbourne, Australia
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4. Re: Rewards travel

It depends alot on the travel habits and pattern of individuals, as well as which programs you have memberships with - as this will have a significant impact in terms of selection and options at your next destination. There are numerous threads about this type of discussion on the Air Travel forums.

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