|Subject: Re: Best use of frequent flyer points|
I have never used miles for a free domestic ticket. One reason is that I usually have little flexibility when traveling at home. I almost always have enough miles to upgrade for my trips overseas, and that is my favorite use of the miles. Before making any other reservations, I call the airline frequent flyer desk and find out what flights are available for upgrades and book them. Then I make the other plans. My experience with American's Advantage desk has been positive, with agents spending a long time on the phone with me to make it work.
Lisa in Chicago