A Post of Posts: A list of MilesTalk’s most useful / enduring posts
A funny thing with a blog is that when you write content, the blog doesn’t really know if it’s a one time deal or a post people could reference for years to come.
I’ve set up a blog section/tag called “MilesTalk University” that is meant to house posts like that, but in reality, one needs to know to look for it and then scroll through it all – a bit unwieldy. And I’m constantly reading a question from a reader and thinking “I wrote a post on that.” but how would anyone but me know?
So I’ve decided to make this list, which will be linked in the navigation and in a Pinned Post in the MilesTalk Facebook group for future reference. I’ll update this post regularly with what I consider to be “enduring posts.”
If you have never read the below articles, most, if not all, are worth a read.
Why more points aren’t always “more points”: A point is not equal to a point… or a mile
Limits on cards:
I don’t want to pay an annual fee, but maybe it’s worth it? Is that credit card annual fee worth it? Try this worksheet (excerpted from MilesTalk: The Book)
Trip Insurance and Coverage
Travel Insurance Showdown: Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. Citi Premier
Trip delayed on your way to/from/through Europe? You may be owed cash and the airline won’t tell you: EC 261 (EU 261) compensation: What you need to know and how I got €600 from British Airways
A basic concept for many, but a challenge for those new to miles and points: MilesTalk University: How to use one airline’s miles to fly on another airline
I love AAdvantage miles: 5 reasons American Airlines AAdvantage miles are underrated
A taste of Frequent Flyer Mile Arbitrage: How to book a First Class award to Europe for 50,000 points (aka “Using Etihad to book American Airlines awards”)