Travelers can check their airline miles and points in their credit card or frequent flyer account, such as American AAdvantage, Star Alliance or Alaska Airlines. Frequent flyer accounts also typically allow travelers to redeem miles for flights and upgrades and share miles. Travelers should check the website for their specific account for detailed mileage plan information.
Airline miles and points are generally earned when a traveler becomes a member of a frequent flyer program and flies a specific airline. Programs like Star Alliance allow passengers to earn miles when flying on any qualifying flight through a Star Alliance partner airline.
By keeping track of their number of miles and points through their account, travelers can stay updated on when they have enough to redeem for flights, upgrades, hotels and more, depending on what is offered in their program. For example, programs such as American AAdvantage allows members to redeem points for car rentals, hotel stays, vacation packages and a variety of products. In addition to flights, Alaskan Airlines allow travelers to use points to upgrade to first class and for magazine subscriptions.
Credit cards, such as the Citi/AAdvantage Card, are another way for travelers to earn miles. They may need to visit their credit card account to check their points and miles.