How do I sign up for airline and hotel loyalty programs?

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If you’re just getting started with reward travel, the first thing you want to do it sign up for airline and hotel loyalty programs. You must have an account to earn, use and transfer reward points within these programs.

Why sign up for loyalty programs?

  • Free
  • Quick
  • Easy signup processes

What information do i need to sign up?

  • Email address
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Street address

Having an account with these airline and hotel loyalty programs allow you to earn and use points with these programs, as well as transfer points from other programs. Please note that you are not obligated to use their program, but you should have an account.

Transfer Partners

Most of the large credit card issuers (Chase, Citi, American Express) have travel transfer partners. These travel partnerships take advantage of loyalty programs with major airlines and hotels. For example, you can transfer Chase points to airlines like United and Southwest. Utilizing these transfer partners typically provides the best value of your rewards. They also provide flexibility in earning and using points because you are not limited to any one particular program.

How to sign up for loyalty programs

We’ve provided links to register for the most common programs below. Get started signing up today!

Airline
American Airlines
Delta
United Airlines
Southwest Airlines
British Airways
KLM/Flying Blue
Korean Air
Singapore Air
Virgin Atlantic
Alaska Airlines

Hotel
IHG
Hilton
Hyatt
Marriott
Ritz-Carlton
Starwood

If you have any questions about any of these programs or the sign up process, please let us know! Read more on our blog.

*We do not receive compensation for you signing up for these programs.*

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