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Value of miles and points
I was just looking at your page with the valuations of various program’s miles and points. My question is, when was that updated last? That would be useful to know.
Hi, here is his most updated version with the date above the byline…
He updates that points valuation each month. Usually toward the end of each month you’ll see a post about it, highlighting what’s changed.
Most of these valuations are stable with little volatility unless there are industry-wide shifts to new program changes, like was seen a few years ago when the major US airlines when from mileage based to revenue based programs. The merger of major hotel chains also caused some major changes in valuations. And keep in mind, although Lucky has his valuation, the true value of points and miles takes into account a lot of variables that are a result of each traveler’s specific circumstances and travel patterns. And also, everything with points and miles can be very dynamic given the major shifts that occur from time to time with credit card deals, airline and other currency devaluations and one’s own changing travel patterns. Lucky’s valuations are a good takeoff point but YMMV (excuse the bad pun).