miles / points management apps - which is best ?

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  1. Albatross

    Albatross New Member

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    what is the best points / miles management app ??
    some have award availability search, new specials etc.
    I have seen :

    usingmiles.com
    awardwallet
    expertflyer
    points.com

    any help on choosing would be appreciated.
     
  2. misterbwong

    misterbwong Silver Member

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    It depends what you need from it. I use awardwallet for tracking balances. If you need availability, that cuts down your list to expertflyer.
     
  3. goheerow

    goheerow Silver Member

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    Award Wallet is probably the most popular now? Their site runs really well and I haven't had a problem with them yet.
     
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    edekba Gold Member

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    popular doesnt mean the best necessarily. But I myself also use awardwallet.


    Since most of them are free; try them. Add a few accounts give it a run through & see which one you like. Then delete accounts you don't use.
     
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    I've been using ... eh ... usingmiles since the beginning and was grand fathered into the premium version when they switched to the current "freemium" setup.

    It's mostly good although temperamental -- I still haven't gotten my Iberia or Jetblue accounts to work -- and some of the programs are still showing as "coming soon" but overall it's actually pretty good.
     
  6. BWIflyer
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    BWIflyer Silver Member

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    Does anybody use gomiles.com
     
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    edekba Gold Member

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    Wandering Aramean does.


     
  8. tomschouteden

    tomschouteden Active Member

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    I've used awardwallet for a while, but think pointshub has a much cleaner interface
     
  9. mattsteg
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    He's also involved with the product in some capacity.
     
  10. mvecchi4

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    I've been having an issue with AwardWallet that I don't know if any of you have.

    I've been unable to get AwatdWallet to connect with my WyndhamRewards account, it keeps saying the site is requesting further information. Does anyone know how to fix that?.

    Also it's a bit sad not to see AAdvantage in the programs supported by the app. Or pherhaps I just missed it?
     
  11. BWIflyer
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    AA, Delta and WN do not allow them to access their site.
     
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  12. Dad to GO

    Dad to GO Silver Member

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    It really is a shame that they don't allow Award Wallet to interface with them. It's not like Award Wallet is taking business away from them. Award Wallet is just making it easier for the frequent traveler/points spender to see where they stand at any given time.
     
  13. MrAlexMoore

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    Don't forget about Southwest. Also stodgy about the 3rd party interface.

    Awardwallet is pretty simple to get started with, but you might as well try a couple others and see which one you like best
     
  14. willski

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    I use AwardWallet as well. It's fairly easy to check balances, and the the app is useful enough.

    One feature I like (which may be replicated in other apps - haven't tried) is that when you select your account number, it comes up in fairly large text :)
     
  15. servo

    servo Silver Member

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    I use awardwallet too, but I have been giving Manilla a 2nd trial run. Not only can you track your bank balances and points and miles accounts, but you can also track bills and when they come due, as well as your groupon/living social type coupons as well, and will remind you when they're coming set to expire. If the one-stop-shop is what you're looking for, Manilla might be it. However, they also don't have AA,WN or DL, last I checked. I'm just not sure I want all of my info in one place, as silly as that might sound.
     
  16. Ed Chandler
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    I'll be the odd man out and admit that my program of choice is a Google Docs spreadsheet. Since I have to do SW, DL, and AA separately anyway it's less of a hassle for me than remembering which sites work with which programs.

    I update/check a program or two daily - only takes a moment - so I rotate through my bevy of programs pretty regularly.
     

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