Get Started

New to traveling and/or earning points towards free travel? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s a few tips and steps to help get you started.

Step One
Open accounts with all major loyalty programs. Check out Cleared 4 Departures Complete List of Loyalty Programs to get started. To get you started, here are our favorites:

Step Two
Keep track of all your points and rewards in one place with an online mile manager. You’ll link your account information obtained in Step One into your preferred manager system. Recommended programs: Trip-it, AwardMiles or UsingMiles.


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