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Points/miles transfer "calculator"

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by mgarofano, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. mgarofano

    mgarofano New Member

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    Is there a "one-stop-shop" website that quickly/easily shows all relationships between airline, hotel, credit card travel programs? Like if I wanted to see which hotels allow transfer of points to Alaska Airlines or who are the air;line transfer partners of Chase Ultimate Rewards or etc.? Or, do I have to hunt all these down from the individual sites? I'm visualizing a "calculator" like interface where you just enter the travel rewards programs and it spits out the compatibilities. Thanks!
     
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  2. MidSouth Skier

    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    Welcome @mgarofano -
    Yep, there sure it. Greg, the Frequent Miler and his team maintain a number of resource pages including the Transfer Partner Master List page. I find it to be super-handy for just the reasons you're looking for it. Here's the link to the post:

    https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/transfer-partner-master-list/

    Personally I use the Google Docs spreadsheet (link in that post) and have it bookmarked so I go straight to it.
     
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    mgarofano New Member

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    Thanks, MidSouth Skier. Great resource! I also just found another site that looks helpful - https://travelbabel.com Still running it through its paces but looks accurate.
     
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    Not wanting to hijack this thread... but I recall from some years ago, a site that had a spreadsheet to compare the Number of Points required (by value-per-point) vs. Cash required for a Stay, Flight, etc. Does anyone recall that?

    I DO know that the value of points varies, but this site allowed either a download OR maybe on-site, you could change points value (per program) to figure out whether it was worth redeeming points or paying for something.
     
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  5. MidSouth Skier

    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    That does sound familiar. It sounds like something either Frequent Miler or Scott at Travel Codex would have but I don't see it at either of their sites unless I'm just missing it.

    Frequent Miler does have their Reasonable Redemption Values resource page which - unlike OMAAT's "what are miles worth" value - is the rate that he believes you can reasonably expect to redeem miles for. I think one of the links in the post is to a Google Docs spreadsheet where you can tinker around with the values yourself.
    https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/reasonable-redemption-values-rrvs/

    Hope that helps.
     
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    mgarofano New Member

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    Thank, all, for the input. Very helpful. Did any of you happen to check out the travelbabel site? It is very close to what I was looking for but I'm still uncertain as to how current/accurate it is. Thanks!
     
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