Pro Tip: How To Find Partner Awards

Remember we gave you a nice gentle introduction to airline alliances and their mileage reward points? Well, prepare to be ducked into the deep end!

The website, which is a good place to keep track of your various reward programs if you need one —

Award Wallet

— has a remarkably detailed post up on

How to Find Airline Partner Award Availability

Redeeming miles on partner airlines is an easy way to increase the value of your frequent flyer miles. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most commonly misunderstood, and a daunting task for first timers.

How do you know which airlines you can book?

Do you book through the frequent flyer program you’re using, or the airline you wish to fly?

Does redeeming miles on partners cost the same number of miles as a standard saver award?

And perhaps the one question that rules them all; how on earth do you find airline partner award availability?

If you’re interested in the background detail of how to go about strategically maximizing your points redemption, Go Read The Whole Thing, and their Award Program Sweet Spots is worth a read as well…

… ok just one note in case you don’t; check out the Award Flights website to see if your carrier of choice is searchable there. Handy if so!


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