Before you dive in and start to earn your own miles to make award redemptions, it’s important to understand the different kinds of miles and points and how they can be used for different travel styles. In part three of this guide, you will learn about the three different types of miles and points, as well as the pros and cons associated with each. By the end of this section, you should have a better idea of which type you should be focusing on to suit your personal travel goals.
Alright, if you’re here from our previous introduction post, you’re interested in learning more about miles and points, and how it can work for you. If you’re just joining us, welcome! This is the start of our new Miles and Points guide for Beginners! Before we get you started with earning miles, I want to first address some of the common concerns and misinformation that I hear when I talk to people about miles and points.
Miles and Points. You may have seen these terms floating around on the internet, or heard about it from your frequent flyer friends. You may have seen examples of how ordinary people can seemingly afford outrageously expensive plane tickets in First Class, taking showers and eating 5-course meals on a plane, or frequently staying at high-end hotels. How is this even possible without spending your life’s fortune?