By Tom Parsons
(MCT)—When it comes to getting award tickets, there are ways to get a better value for your frequent-flier points or miles.
Here are some tips to help you make the most of your miles and points.
In 2011 when Southwest Airlines changed its frequent-flier program from segments to points, no one was happy with the change. The old program, in which travelers earned a free ticket after flying 16 segments, was popular, especially for the travelers who were buying the cheap Wanna Get Away airfares.
The current points program can be a really good deal if you redeem points when Southwest is offering a short-haul blowout sale. Southwest currently allows travelers to redeem approximately 60 Rapid Rewards points per dollar value of the cheapest tickets, the Wanna Get Away fares.
When Southwest offered its blowout sale earlier this month, there were 16 cities that you could fly to from Dallas for $100 round trip, or 6,000 points. That included New Orleans and flights to Texas cities such as Harlingen and Corpus Christi.
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