Point Tracker Site

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  1. kevindavis338

    kevindavis338 Active Member

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    I would like to know if there is another site (besides points.com and award wallet) that track all of points that you have earned?
     
  2. vickers

    vickers Gold Member

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    There are, but in my opinion, Award Wallet is the best. Is there something missing from that site or a specific feature you are looking for?
     
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    kevindavis338 Active Member

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    The problem with award wallet is that United and Delta does not allow to be tracked with Award wallet.
     
  4. Wandering Aramean
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    Those two (along with WN) don't allow any 3rd party sites to track their members' data. So no other option is going to solve that for you.
     
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    you can just forward the monthly statement ...
     
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  6. Terry Yap

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    Another one is Usingmiles.com :

    https://www.usingmiles.com/. I used it for a while a long while back before switching over to AW. I presume United and Delta aren't tracked on this site as well.
     
  7. Newscience

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    Would someone care to comment as to why the various point tracking/accumulation websites are preferable to each airline's website? I've found that each airline's smart phone app makes airline miles tracking pretty straightforward, and quick and easy to do. Thanks!
     
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  8. vickers

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    Just 1 stop shopping. :)

    I use when when deciding to burn points for a hotel stay. I can quickly see my balances and which one is going to expire without activity.
     
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  9. moongoddess

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    Both Tripit Pro and Kayak.com have a points-tracking function (although as Wandering Aramean mentioned, several airlines don't allow any third-party site to track their data). I use Tripit Pro's point-tracking feature and have been happy with it.
     
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  10. moongoddess

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    When you participate in multiple airline programs and multiple hotel programs plus several different credit card programs with transferable points, that's a lot of individual sites/apps to have to check. It's more convenient to have all that data in a single spot.
     
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    Thanks much, @vickers and @moongoddess !

    FWIW, I'm happy with our new smartphone (HTC I-8), and can quickly access the airline miles on each airline's app (including those airlines that don't participate in the aggregate websites). I haven't accumulated a whole lot of hotel points as yet outside of one or two hotel chains, so that's not an issue. It's easy to bundle all my airline apps into one folder on the smartphone. And I guess I also wonder if putting my miles on a third party website allows others to more readily have access to this information.
     
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    Having them all in one auto-updated view is very nice, especially when that view shows point expiration dates. I have some balances in programs I don't actively use, and awardwallet helps me know where to credit the random 500 miles from a hotel or car rental to keep an account alive.

    Yes, but in a good way. I can give the Awardwallet credential to someone and say "if anything happens to me, enjoy some miles" without them having to jump through the administrative hoops, which might or might not work, for each program individually.
     
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  13. moongoddess

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    To me that's the one downside of points-tracking programs, but from looking at my Tripit Pro account, I don't think anyone who hacked my account could get access to my passwords, just to my points totals. So they couldn't actually use anything they found there. Of course, if they hacked the Tripit server they might get more - but anyone who could do that could probably also hack the airlines/hotel/credit card servers as well. So I don't see it as a huge added risk, just a small one. (Although I'm open to having my mind changed on the subject!)
     
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    Thats a good point. I have my wife's accounts linked on my AwardWallet. Easy for me to see and track all balances.
     
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    And just wait until those 3rd party sites start selling the information about your travel habits to other companies based on the details they glean from your account data. :oops:
     
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  16. moongoddess

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    True, but if a recent post here on MP can be believed, the airlines are ALREADY doing that, so the damage is done.
     
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    There are so many companies tracking every web site you visit, I am sure "they" know your travel habits and preferences almost better than you. There have been many News Magazine Shows that have detailed these marketing tactics even to include facial recognition when you visit certain stores. So unless you are in a dark closet with the door closed and a blanket over your head, someone knows what you are doing. And don't take your smart phone in the closet with you.
     
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    The airlines know what you're doing but they track that for their own purposes, not to sell that data to their competitors.

    Sure, but that's somewhat different. I'm not talking about AA tracking when you visit their site or even UA knowing how often you search for a particular city pair and occasionally sending you an email based on those search patterns. I'm talking about one of these aggregators looking in to your travel history and deciding to tell Airline A that you have a habit of flying high fares on Airline B for a particular route which both operate on so as to induce Airline B into trying harder to grab your business.

    And not disclosing that they share your travel behavior with 3rd parties in their privacy disclosures.

    That's shady. Mostly the failure to disclose.
     
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  19. moongoddess

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    Not to their direct competitors, no - but to advertising agencies and other companies that don't represent direct competition, yes.

    Check out this recent thread for more details: http://milepoint.com/forums/threads...ve-profits-in-tough-times-for-airlines.95442/

    Pretty creepy!
     
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    Selling marketing data like that is far from a new thing for the airlines. How do you think those free hotel status challenges or free Regus Club membership deals happen.

    And, again, they've disclosed that they sell it. Some of the mileage/travel tracking sites are less clear about that.
     
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    Unfortunately, I think these days we should all assume that any site is selling our data unless they expressly tell us that they are not.
     
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