Miles & Points Guides

Miles & Points Guides

Everything you need to know about loyalty and rewards programs, compiled by our team of folks who have been in the space for a very long time.

NOT ALL POINTS ARE EQUAL

How Much Are Miles Worth? (The Value of Points)

It's hard to assign absolute values to miles in many cases, but here are our valuations for air miles, and hotel, bank credit card points.

See OMAAT's monthly valuations

Recent Miles & Points Guides

Getting started with miles & points
Step 1

Learn about loyalty. Understanding how different airline, hotel, and credit card reward programs intersect and interact is key. This will help you make the most of your everyday purchases.

Step 2

Choose a travel goal. This can be a weekend getaway, or a dream trip, but it will give you somewhere to focus your efforts (and not get overwhelmed) as you’re learning the ins and outs.

Step 3

Pick the right credit card. There is no one-size-fits-all card when you’re first getting started, so we’ll help you discover which makes the most sense for your situation.

TRAVEL REVIEW

Review: Emirates' Disappointing 777 Business Class Review: Emirates' Disappointing 777 Business Class

After an amazing few weeks in Europe, it was time to return to the United States. I decided to return from Greece to the United States in Emirates business class. While I had flown Emirates’ A380 business class before, I…

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