the points guy

Over the past few years, airlines and hotels have been endeavoring to cut online travel agencies (OTAs) like Expedia and
It's no secret that traveling can put a strain on the wallet, but with promotions and deals abound, it's easier than ever to score a discounted vacation. The problem is, it can be hard to keep track of all the available money-saving offers, and even harder to distinguish a good deal from a bad one.
Credit card offers were previously an annoyance. Now, they are opportunities to receive additional bonus points especially, the highly coveted select mailings.
My advice is to keep your points in your central accounts so that you can transfer to the airline or hotel program that best fits your needs when you travel.
I wanted to briefly respond to the host of questions I've been receiving about British Airways points over the last few weeks.
The bottom line is: Hotel points matter--even if it's free airline tickets you're after. Here are a few of the reasons why, and what you should be thinking about as you get started with them.
Though I fly over 150,000 miles a year, the majority of my miles and points come from non-flying sources.
Over the last several years I've used frequent flyer miles to travel the globe and explore incredible new places. In the course of my wanderings I've discovered that there are a lot of misconceptions around frequent flyer and airline points programs.
The points guy Brian Kelly answers your questions about frequent flyer programs.