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How to Earn the Southwest Companion Pass [2020]

By: Bryce Conway 78

The Southwest Companion Pass (often abbreviated as “CP” or “SWCP”) is a perk offered by Southwest Airlines that allows you to bring a companion on any Southwest flight you fly for just the taxes and fees.


My 5 Best-Value Redemptions in Economy Class

Anya Kartashova By: Anya Kartashova 10

If you’ve been in this game long enough to not only earn some points but also book a flight or two, you know that redeeming miles for business or first class awards gets you the best value. Call me cheap, but I can’t bring myself to spend more miles in exchange for fewer flights, even […]


Australia (MEL) to Michigan (DTW): A 4-Flight Journey in Business Class

By: Caroline Lupini 1

In the points and miles world, we’re always saying that points and miles aren’t for you if you only want to travel to or from Australia in business class around Christmas or New Year’s. These awards are highly coveted, and therefore, almost impossible to book. And it’s even tougher if you’re traveling with more than […]


Reader Success Story: Tony’s First Time Using Points and Miles

By: Bryce Conway 5

By: 10xT Reader Tony The WHY This spring, my wife and I spent a wonderful 2 weeks in Europe. In total, this trip cost us $1,552.10 for 14 days. This includes EVERYTHING…flights, hotels, food, transportation, activities, heck even a curling iron. Like most great ideas, this trip all started with multiple bottles of wine and […]


How to Redeem 110,000 Marriott Points for Big Value

By: Spencer Howard 10

Chase has just released a new bonus for the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card. Now, you can earn 100,000 Marriott points when you spend $5,000 in your first 3 months with the card. But, what can 110,000 Marriott points really get you? To answer that, the 10xTravel team has put together some ways that we would […]


SWISS Business Class Review – Zurich to Boston

By: Joseph Cheung 1

As I mentioned in my Park Hyatt Vendome review, my six-year-old daughter and I spent a week in Paris watching the Women’s World Cup this past June. We flew over in Air France economy, but I decided to splurge for the return flight. We flew Paris (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) to Boston (BOS), with the transatlantic segment notably being in SWISS business class. Let’s take a look at why I think SWISS is a perfectly comfortable and affordable (points wise) way to hop across the Atlantic.


Amex Adding Travel Protections To Amex Platinum + Other Cards

By: Spencer Howard 0

With the frustrating news that Citi has dropped travel protections across all its cards — even on its flagship Citi Prestige, Chase was left as THE option for booking flights if you wanted travel protections. Apparently, as reported by The Points Guy, American Express has decided it actually wants to compete for your business just […]


My 10 Travel Tips for Seoul, South Korea

My husband and I recently returned from Seoul, South Korea where we spent five days, and I wanted to share with you a few tips from my trip. This is not a must see/must do list, but rather a compilation of practical suggestions to make your trip to South Korea’s capital easier and more fun.


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Ways of Redeeming Delta SkyMiles

Anya Kartashova By: Anya Kartashova 9

We’ve gathered here today to talk about Delta SkyMiles, otherwise known as Delta SkyPesos or Delta SkyRubles. Delta’s loyalty program has become quite problematic for miles collectors in the last few years after removing its award charts and increasing redemption rates, even in economy class. However, booking award flights in the traditional sense isn’t the […]


Redemption You’d Do Differently

By: Spencer Howard 3

Let’s be clear upfront. Every single member of the 10xTravel team is very fortunate to travel as often as we do and to do so by using miles and points. Without miles and points, much of our travel would not be possible. That being said, we’ve all made mistakes booking travel or redeeming Ultimate Rewards […]