I know basically zero about miles, points, etc... But, I do travel occasionally through work and I also have a big family vacation coming up, so I thought I would see what I could do to get the most out of things. My home airport is Boise (BOI), so I tend to fly Alaska and Delta most of the time. I'm good for about 1, maybe 2 business trips a year, and 2 or 3 on my own. For business travel, I make about 1 trip a year to our Scotland office, which is nice, and we use Hertz and Hilton, so I've also signed up for both those programs. Right now, I have about 30,000 Delta SkyMiles. So, here's what I'm thinking, please let me know if it makes sense: For the family trip this summer, we'll be flying either Delta or KLM (family of 6 flying to Scotland, and then home from Munich). If I get the Delta Gold AmEx card, and book my trip using that card, I'll get the 30,000 miles for the card, plus 2x miles for the Delta flights, so right there, that's around 50,000 miles. And, my wife and I should (if I understand this right) each get about 12,000 miles for the actual flight. Does that sound about right? Now hears the kicker... I have no idea what I can do with these miles... is this enough miles to book a flight for 2 somewhere, or maybe upgrade on our next trip? as you can tell, I have a lot to learn, so any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!