Getting to know the airline alliances and partner programs is a must if you want to earn award travel to other countries and parts of the world. You can earn frequent flyer points or miles through a US domestic airline, and then book a trip to another country on one of their airline partners, or vice versa.
Barclays has increased the signup bonus for their American Airlines AAdvantage Aviator Red card. It was originally offered with a sign up bonus of 40,000 American Airlines miles, and now it is being offered with a bonus of 50,000 miles.
In order for you to be able to enjoy free or low cost travel, whether it be for personal trips or vacations, or humanitarian aid, or mission trips (we personally use our miles and points to take 10 mission trips per year to Asia, Africa, South America, and Central America), or for business purposes, you will need to get to know the many airline frequent flyer programs. You will also need to get to know where the airlines fly to and where their airline partners fly to as well. And you will need to become a member of as many frequent flyer programs as possible, in order to take advantage of the many reward travel opportunities that are available (and there are many).