The Best Travel Hacking Tool Available 18


Any travel hacker knows that building up credit card points is the key to the travel hacking game.  Whether you are an expert travel hacker or even just a beginner, the whole point (no pun intended) is to accumulate enough points for free flights and/or hotels.

Yes, I said FREE

But if you’ve ever collected points from a loyalty program, specifically like frequent flyer mile points, then you know that figuring out the best usage for them can be tricky, time consuming and often down right difficult.

 

Enter: FLYERMILER.COM

 

Absolutely the best Travel Hacking tool out there to find the best usage for your frequent flyer miles

 

So, you’ve signed up for the credit card(s), met the minimum spend, earned the bonus points and you are now ready to cash in… but how do you know the best usage of your frequent flyer mile points?  Would redeeming them with one airline be better than who you collected them through?  Is there a better route that gets your points to go further?

When we started travel hacking, and like most travel hackers, it could take hours upon hours scouring airlines’ websites for their award charts, figuring out the best usage of our points and deciding on the best routing options.  If you have points with several loyalty programs, the time consuming task is only greater as you have to compare each and every chart, all possible routes (many which aren’t very well known without some serious digging) and more.

Or, maybe you are new to the travel hacking game and didn’t know that just because you collect points with one airline, doesn’t mean you can’t spend them with another.  For example, did you know that you can use your American Airlines points to fly on Ethihad?  This means more route options to choose from and possibly cheaper flight options that you didn’t even know existed!  If you are the penny pinching kind of travel hacker, like us, you want to be able to use those miles as efficiently (aka, get as many free flights as possible) as you can!!

Maybe I’m a bit biased because the creator behind FlyerMiler is my computer genius hubby, Andy.

Wait, no…apparently I’m not biased at all.  Even other Travel Hacking pros and gurus LOVE FlyerMiler.  Why?

BoardingArea compared 5 Travel Hacking tools and proclaimed,

FlyerMiler seems the most promising…I would happily pick FlyerMiler as my go-to tool

as well as

Found it to be both easy to use and full featured

LifeHacker boasts,

FlyerMiler finds the best award miles to use

FrugalTravelGuy says

“FlyerMiler makes my life so much easier when I’m comparing what miles to use for a flight”

And FreakinFlyers and TravelisFree let’s the world in on the best travel hacking secret,

The tool no one knows about, but everyone should bookmark!

 

To get a quick overview and tutorial, watch the following video on how FlyerMiler saves you time and takes your Travel Hacking game up a level

 

Love the FlyerMiler tool?  Don’t forget to save to Pinterest so you never have to wonder how to use your frequent flyer miler points again!

 

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LeAnna

Author and Creator at Economical Excursionists
Former teacher turned blogger turned mom turned full time travel addict, LeAnna has never been one to live life by the rules. Whether she is moving to a farm in Switzerland to learn to make cheese (Yes, CHEESE), jumping off a mountain to paraglide over Cinderella castles, or taking her baby all over the world with nothing but a backpack on their backs, LeAnna designs and defines her OWN life. LeAnna, her husband Andy, and kiddo, "Lil B" love to live a minimal lifestyle, not only for the "thrill" of pinching pennies but in order to save for traveling the world. Considering over 40 countries and 90+ cities have been explored, we'd say they are doing something right!

About LeAnna

Former teacher turned blogger turned mom turned full time travel addict, LeAnna has never been one to live life by the rules. Whether she is moving to a farm in Switzerland to learn to make cheese (Yes, CHEESE), jumping off a mountain to paraglide over Cinderella castles, or taking her baby all over the world with nothing but a backpack on their backs, LeAnna designs and defines her OWN life. LeAnna, her husband Andy, and kiddo, "Lil B" love to live a minimal lifestyle, not only for the "thrill" of pinching pennies but in order to save for traveling the world. Considering over 40 countries and 90+ cities have been explored, we'd say they are doing something right!


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18 thoughts on “The Best Travel Hacking Tool Available

    • LeAnna Post author

      Gotta love business class thanks to points! Hopefully you can use FlyerMiler to see what other airlines you can use BA Avios points with to get the most of all your points!

    • LeAnna Post author

      Actually, BA is usually better to redeem on short legs surprisingly but yes, save up those One World for long hauls! Use the tool though to see what other airlines you can actually use the points with and you might find a flight/route even sooner than you thought! Where are you wanting to head?

    • LeAnna Post author

      There are actually quite a few options, but you are right, just not to the extent that there is in the US. Traveltheglobe4less.com actually is in the UK and is a wealth of knowledge on how to successfully travel hack there! Check it out! :)

  • Erica

    I’ll definitely have to look into this. I’m all about hacking my travel game and anything that’ll save me a few bucks, I’m all about it!!!

  • Carly

    I’ve started doing a tiny bit of travel hacking from the UK, but it never ceases to amaze me how far travel hacking gets you if you do it from the states. Avios points is my new obsession though haha.

    • LeAnna Post author

      There are tons of ways you can use BA Avios points, which FlyerMiler will tell you how! For example, used BA Avios to fly on AirBerlin from Munich to Spain! Also, check out TravelTheGlobe4Less.com for specifics on UK travel hacking, since, as you know…there are different cards available there than the US.

    • LeAnna Post author

      It depends on who you collect with points with, but yes…if you have points with most of the major airlines and alliances then it still is completely applicable!

  • Tara

    Our cards are for particular airlines, so I don’t think this would work for us, but I’m going to check it out anyway and see what it’s all about. Thanks for the tip.

    • LeAnna Post author

      What cards do you have or airlines do you collect with? Right now, most major airlines are included in the tool and we are continuously adding more and more. Also, a little known points tip~ Just bc you are collecting with one airline doesn’t mean that is who you have to redeem it on…which is something that the tool tells you so that you can get the most of those hard earned miles! :)

  • Katja

    It took me years and years before I started collecting miles and points, mainly because I would always go for the cheapest option and not stay loyal to one airline. These days, however, as a family of 5 we are avid points collectors – although sadly never business class! FlyerMiler sounds really interesting, I’ll definitely have to take a closer look at it to see if we can make it work for us.