Best Travel Hack: Maximizing Airline Awards through Stopovers and More

This is the first in a series of posts highlighting what I consider to be the best travel hacks

Did you know that when you book award travel, you can make your points go further, much further, by taking advantage of loose airline rules concerning stopovers, transfers, and open-jaws?  When redeeming miles, it is often possible to visit multiple cities, or even book multiple separate trips for the same number of miles as a single ticket. Taking advantage of this is fairly complicated and the rules vary from one airline to the next, but the potential benefits are huge. That’s why Maximizing Airline Awards through Stopovers and More earns Frequent Miler’s first ever, soon to be highly coveted, “Best Travel Hack” seal.

Ben Schlappig (you may know him as Lucky from One Mile at a Time) covers this topic here:

Also, thePointsGuy covers this topic in depth for multiple airlines:

Interested in seeing more great travel hacks?  Visit

Last updated on November 25th, 2011

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Unfortunately this doesn’t apply to British Airways anymore, they just gutted their reward chart with out warning.