With American’s move to revenue based earning, the three legacy US carriers all award miles based on your fare, not miles flown anymore. So, where should you credit your miles and points for miles flown?
Enter a great new tool – Where to Credit
I learned about this awesome tool from Jonathan Khoo yesterday via twitter. Where to Credit asks two questions: What are you flying, and what booking class is your ticket booked in? In fact, you don’t even need to populate the booking class, but you should. Why? Because airlines are increasingly awarding fewer miles for some heavily discounted fares.
For example, check out what Where to Credit says about this flight on United to Australia. First enter in the details:
Next you get the results — they’re a bunch in this case:
If you don’t want to scroll through the whole list, you can also sort by Rate, which would put Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer program up at the top:
Wrapping Up – Where you should credit your miles may vary
While more miles are being accrued from credit card sign-up bonuses and credit card spend, rather than flying, its still good to get the most when you do fly. Where to Credit can help you do that. Of course the caveat is that if you are flying on an expensive ticket, and/or have status on the airline, you may need to do your own calculation, as it doesn’t look like Where to Credit incorporates status bonuses.
Have you ever wondered where you should credit your miles? Have you credited flights to a different program to earn more miles?