Hint from Skyscanner.com never spend your points on hotels or airline shops.
Skyscanner suggest Velocity Frequent Flyer and Qantas Frequent Flyer offer the most opportunities for point earning and route coverage.
As a guideline, frequent flyer points are worth more in the sky than they are on the ground. Your points typically have more value when it comes to booking flights than they do for purchasing goods through the airline’s store or booking a hotel room.
Points usually have the best value when used for upgrades and purchasing full-priced fares. If you find a flight on sale, it might be worth paying for that flight outright and earning points with it than spending your points and getting nailed with taxes and surcharge fees of the full-price (not sale) fare.
According to the Blogg ‘The Simple Dollar . com‘the best Airline rewards in America are the following:-
- Southwest Rapid Rewards – Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card
- Delta SkyMiles – Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
- British Airways Avios – British Airways Visa Signature® Card
- United – United MileagePlus® Explorer Card
In some cases points also expire, so if you’ve accrued many, be sure to spend them before they disappear.
Another interesting fact I read from the Courier Mail Australia that a pet peeve of flight attendants is when a Diet coke is requested. The reason being this drink is especially fizzy because the lower air pressure in the cabin means it is easier for the CO2 to release. In fact, in the time it takes to pour a single Diet Coke, a flight attendant could have also served three other passengers this was confirmed by the blogg These Golden wings. com
So be warned probably not a good idea to order Diet Coke on the trip if you want to keep on the right side of the Attendant.