Miles & Points


American Airlines 767-300 Review – Business Class

American Airlines 767-300 at its gate at JFK. I recently traveled to Switzerland and had an incredible trip!  I will separately post about each segment of my trip: American Airlines 767-300 Review – Business Class American Airlines JFK Flagship Lounge Switzerland Overview – A Beautiful Country 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat (review) and Zermatt, Switzerland Furkapass, Switzerland To start, you may wonder how I flew business class to and from Europe.  Surprisingly, I did not pay one cent for the ticket! Booking – Miles and Points Last year, American Airlines offered excellent economy fares to Zurich, Switzerland on multiple dates, including over…

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Verizon Points: How Much are My 150,000 Points Worth? (Part 1)

Update:  click here to read Part 2 after reading this article. I recently checked my Verizon points account and was astonished to learn that I had over 150,000 points!  If these points were American Airlines miles, I could fly round-trip to anywhere in the world that OneWorld alliance partners fly to.  I could also fly round-trip to Europe in business class or I could fly on the Ethiad A380-800 in First Class (complete with showers!).  These are all excellent uses for American miles. Unfortunately, Verizon points are not American miles and they cannot be transferred to American.  In fact, Verizon has no transfer…