Snagging a Companion Pass, avoiding Crappy Economy, help found, and more…


Week in Review

Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every weekend we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week.

This Week From Frequent Miler

With Julian no longer writing for me, and Shawn devoting full time to his own log, I needed help, and I found it!  See: Help Found! Introducing Nick Reyes.  And, check out Nick’s first ever Frequent Miler post: 15X United miles 1 day portal promo: Stack deals to earn up to 30X

Secured Southwest Companion Pass and 7 Night Stay. Now where should we go? — I finally used my Marriott points to book a Marriott Travel package in order to secure a Southwest Companion Pass before its too late. Now I need to figure out where to stay with the 7 night stay certificate!  See also: 12 things you need to know about Marriott Travel Packages.

You only have a few more days left to lock in AwardWallet Plus for $10 per year (it will be going up to $30 per year).  See: Should you lock in AwardWallet Plus for $10 per year?

If you pay with points for flights, you might unknowingly end up with a Basic Economy fare (no advanced seat assignments, no changes, etc.). Here’s how to avoid that fate: How to avoid basic economy when paying with points.

iConsumer portal appears to be close to fulfilling its stock promise.  Will their shares be worth anything?

Finally, its no secret that airline miles can be a great way to pay for last minute flights.  Here’s how I found dirt cheap flights (in miles) for a last minute surprise visit to see my dad:  How miles made a last minute birthday visit possible.  Note some tricks for avoiding close-in fees, finding cheaper award space, and more.

Have a great weekend!

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