10 Tips to Flying for Free


6) Shop through Airline Retail Portals

It may come as a surprise, but just about every major airline has an online shopping portal. Much like the catalogs you find in the seat pocket on your flight, there are numerous items you can purchase online and earn rewards in the process. Many airlines partner with big name retailers to offer deep discounts to their customers. Every time you make a purchase through one of these online shops, you earn airline miles. Many also offer holiday incentives. If you use these portals during the holiday shopping season, you can accumulate extra miles in the process. Also, keep an eye out for retailers or banks that partner with airlines. You can sometimes earn miles by watching short promotional videos, opening an account, requesting a quote, filling out a survey and more. While you may not land a free flight immediately, this simple hack lets you earn miles with little time and effort on your part.