Using Frequent Flier Miles12 Jul 2008

Most airlines are still awarding “free miles” to use for future free flights or upgrades as a way to encourage loyalty. “Free” seat availability has become more difficult to book, however, as airlines continually search for ways to increase revenue. These seats are released nearly a year in advance and disappear quickly, so book these flights well in advance. Even though you will pay a nominal fee, you may find more options by booking through an airline reservations representative or travel agent versus trying to book it on the Internet, especially for foreign or more complex travel. Using your “free miles” to purchase an upgrade to Business or First Class versus purchasing an Economy ticket may often be more advantageous so don’t overlook comparing it both ways.

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