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What Are Southwest Rapid Rewards Points Worth? January 2017

Real World Machine values Southwest Rapid Rewards points at 1.5 cents (USD) each. By our calculations, this makes Rapid Rewards miles more valuable than Delta, United, JetBlue, or Alaska miles, equally as valuable as American miles, but less valuable than Virgin America miles. Continue reading

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What Are JetBlue TrueBlue Points Worth? January 2017

Real World Machine values JetBlue TrueBlue points at 1.2 cents (USD) each. By our calculations, this makes TrueBlue points less valuable than American, Southwest, Alaska, or Virgin America miles, and equally as valuable as Delta and United miles. Continue reading

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What Are Alaska Mileage Plan Miles Worth? January 2017

Real World Machine values Alaska Mileage Plan miles at 1.4 cents (USD) each. By our calculations, AAvantage miles are more valuable than Delta, United, JetBlue, or Alaska miles, but less valuable than Southwest or Virgin America miles. Continue reading

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What Are United MileagePlus Miles Worth? January 2017

Real World Machine values United MileagePlus miles at 1.2 cents (USD) each. By our calculations, MileagePlus miles are less valuable than American, Southwest, Alaska, or Virgin America miles, and equally as valuable as Delta and JetBlue miles. Continue reading

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What Are Delta SkyMiles Worth? January 2017

Real World Machine values Delta SkyMiles at 1.2 cents (USD) each. By our calculations, SkyMiles are less valuable than American, Southwest, or Virgin America miles, and equally as valuable as United and JetBlue miles. Continue reading

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What Are American AAdvantage Miles Worth? January 2017

Real World Machine values American AAdvantage miles at 1.5 cents (USD) each. By our calculations, AAvantage miles are more valuable than Delta, United, JetBlue, or Alaska miles, equally as valuable as Southwest miles, but less valuable than Southwest or Virgin America miles. Continue reading

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What Is Southwest Airlines Elite Status Worth? January 2017

The Southwest Rapid Rewards program offers two formal elite tiers: A-List and A-List Preferred. While not technically a tier, you can also think of A-List Preferred + Companion Pass as the third and highest tier in the program. You quality for elite status based on achieving the requisite number of (a) one-way flights (EQDs) or (b) tier qualifying points (TQPs). Continue reading

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What Is JetBlue Elite Status Worth? January 2017

Unlike most other U.S. airlines, the JetBlue TrueBlue program has only one elite status level: Mosaic. There are also no complimentary seat upgrades for elite members.
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What Is American Airlines Elite Status Worth? January 2017

American Airlines’s AAdvantage program changed drastically in 2016 and 2017 and added a new elite status level, Platinum Pro, between the top-level Executive Platinum status and the mid-level Platinum status. American also started awarding AAdvantage miles based on airfare spending (versus air miles traveled) in 2016. Continue reading

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Value of One Point or Mile and Average Rebate for Airlines, Hotels, Rail, and Rental Cars | 2017

Valuations include both the value of one point in a given rewards program and the rebate percentage, in points, for spending with over 20 airline, hotel, rail, and car rental rewards and frequent flyer programs. Continue reading

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