You can also transfer points to nearly 20 frequent flyer programs and sometimes combine miles you've earned with AMEX points.
For example, Delta's Sky Miles program allows you to transfer AMEX points and combine these with existing air miles to qualify for a ticket or upgrade.
I’m hoping to save as much money as possible on the airfare for this trip next October.
A free ticket would be a nice bonus, but I don’t know how to go about it. Tom Dear Tom, Generally speaking, there is no easy or cost-effective way to transfer miles among different programs.
So if you receive Star Alliance Award travel, you can use these miles across all "Miles and More" partners. Another good strategy to easily combine air miles with other airlines is to enroll in American Express Membership Rewards program (membershiprewards.com).
There are several ways to amass air miles these days, from enrolling in a frequent flyer program that is affiliated with one specific airline, to using a credit card or debit card that gives you mileage rewards for every dollar you spend. Combining air miles with other frequent flyer miles (not from the same airline) is possible if the airlines are partners under one umbrella alliance.
Its Family Pooling program allows up to two adults and five children to share True Blue points.
If you want to transfer to someone outside of your family, it costs 1.25 cents per point.
is a good site to use to track your loyalty program balances and also to see what offers are available to combine your points on airlines.
Since these incentives vary daily, check back with the site to see how best to leverage your miles.