One of the most frequent questions I get asked is “how can I combine my miles from programs X and Y to get an award?”
I’ve written on this before, such as here and here.
Now WebFlyer has introduced a tool to answer the question for yourself, plugging in the program you want to move miles into or out of, and generating a list of methods for how to do it.
The new tool is here.
It isn’t 100% exhaustive yet – the tool didn’t offer any suggestions for converting USAirways points into American miles, although Points.com does offer the exchange. It also doesn’t have all the fine print, such as exchanges out of USAirways via Points.com require the person making the exchange to hold a USAirways Visa. In a similar vein, I was told I could move miles from Mexicana Frecuenta via the Hilton HHonors Reward Exchange which is only sort of true. Mexicana has a practice of only permitting flight miles to be transferred out. But it’s a good start, and I understand the programming is still in beta.