How to use air miles

Posted at Feb 08 2015 06:41 PM | Updated as of Feb 09 2015 02:41 AM

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MANILA - Let's say you fly a lot, or you get flown out to various locations a lot, especially for work. That means plenty of tickets purchased, and being stuck at airport terminals for hours on end.

After a few trips with a certain airline, they start to ask you about joining their frequent flier program. By the same token, there are certain credit card providers that also have rewards programs that allow you to exchange points earned through purchases for airline tickets.

What exactly does the frequent flier program provide? What kind of benefits does being part of this program have?

There are many benefits, and some airlines actually offer access to an exclusive lounge as part of their frequent flier program. Quantas Airways, for one, offers access to an array of lounges apart from the Quantas Airways lounges, like the gorgeous Emirates Business Lounge in Dubai.

Other benefits may include rebates to tickets, or discounts when you would like to upgrade your seats.

So how exactly do you use air miles when you want to? Read this infographic below and find out!