One of the thing’s i’ve been doing during my flying career is trying to work out the on the fly value of my points. It’s not the simplest thing to do given the value of them changes almost month to month. But understanding a rough value goes a long way to helping you earn and burn them at a fair value.
This is especially important when you’re planning to take a trip because all airline tickets are not created equally. In fact, on any given flight, theres usually hundreds or even thousands of different permutations of pricing for the seats available. It’s a bit mind blowing when you really get into it.
If you have a nice balance of points and are planning a trip, you really need to compare all of the options before making a decision. Doing this will give you ultimate flexibility and peace of mind knowing you got the best possible deal.
Theres a myth that points based travel is always the best value. We see influencers and blog authors travelling in fancy first class seats. Many people think this travel is free, or close to it! But that’s very far from the truth. Sometimes using point’s doesn’t make sense. There are times when buying the cash ticket and saving your points for another situation is actually the smart thing to do. But nobody talks about that.
Your points have an intrinsic value and if the value of a points based ticket including taxes & fees, nets out at more than the cash ticket – it’s a bad deal.
The good news for you, is that buymyupgrade was started specifically to combat this issue. Our service does all the legwork and comparison for you, so when you book that dream trip – you get an epic deal.