3 Responses

  1. Daraius
    Daraius at |

    Well said – I try to spend my miles and points in the same period that they were earned, but I have been burned with unforeseen award chart increases which decreased the value of my miles and points! All the more reason to spend them now.

  2. Gary
    Gary at |

    As I note in the article, (1) I advise against hoarding — earn, spend, and earn some more, and (2) I think that miles are worth more than they were 10 years ago but also less than they were worth 2 years ago due to relative availability of seats. 2009 was truly incredible for award seat availability as the Great Recession meant people weren’t traveling, and especially weren’t traveling in premium cabins.

    So I’d like to think my point was a little more nuanced 🙂

    And that courtesy flight on United to the West Coast was offered in coach, and I could not include more than one partner on the award….