Award Wallet logo

These are tools I use in order to make my travel life easier.  Join them, bookmark, use them all the time - I do. Award Wallet

I use this site at least once daily, it makes my life infinitely easier.  This site stores your login information for all of your award programs in one place, everything from your airline and hotel programs down to a Starbucks card and Best Buy Rewards.  With one click you can "update all" and get all of your latest balances as well as the accompanying statuses and alliances.  This also tracks your business accounts as well.  Sign up, it's free, though you should really support them and if you use my sign-up link below you can go pro for free (usually $10/year). They send you a really handy credit card with all of your programs numbers for easy use.

Sign Up here, do it NOW!  Use this free pro code: free-oydqyb

MilePoint logo
MilePoint logo

MilePoint is a FFP forum with tons of resources, but more importantly there is a real sense of community.  Their Kiva.org lending group is one of the largest on Kiva and they have funded thousands of loans for developing countries.  Whenever I have a question I post it here and it is always answered in a helpful and friendly manner, and I think that was part of Leff's intent when working on the site.  These frequent flyers (and stayers) are the cream of the bunch and a great resource to have, join today.

WebFlyer logo
WebFlyer logo

WebFlyer is from the Don, Randy Peterson the Godfather of FFPs.  He has his hand in 12 different FFP based businesses, but this is one of his best creations in my opinion.  This website allows you to calculate miles of different routings, features a great tool for converting credit card points to your preferred program, along with the best of mile/point shopping.  Every time I book a trip I always stop here first to make sure my routing is is the best for earning miles given my circumstance.

FlightStats logo
FlightStats logo

Flight Stats has always been a great website for tracking inbound aircraft so that you can better track your own departure or in my case, get a sense of when to leave the house to pick up friends from the airport.  But now there is yet another use, the ability to see how many seats are remaining on a given flight in a given fare class.  This helps when you get to the next level folks (read my book).  Check out their website, this new feature is all the rage.

FlyerTalk logo
FlyerTalk logo

The FlyerTalk forums were really the first major site of their kind, giving guidance to frequent flyers.  For newer or lower tier frequent flyers, basic questions can sometimes be replied with a "bristled" response.  I do use FlyerTalk from time to time as their community is larger than MilePoint, but I rarely comment here as some of their members have a 'direct' approach which can sometimes be off-putting.  The site is also clearly dated (just try running a search and gaining a useful result).  So why did I list them as a resource?  Because their archives are deep, and some of their threads store great information.  I would mark this site as "read-only".

-Sherpa