Going with Points FAQs

We're so excited to launch our new service Going with Points to our Premium & Elite members! You can view the Going with Points landing page here, or read on for more FAQs.

What is Going with Points?

Going with Points is a brand-new service we are excited to share with our paid Premium & Elite members. With Going with Points, members can now receive points-specific flight deal alerts that our team sources and packages with step-by-step directions for booking the flight and saving you thousands of dollars!

What membership tiers receive Points deals?

Going with Points deals are an exclusive feature of our paid membership tiers - Premium & Elite. Premium members receive economy class Points deals, while Elite members receive Points deals in all fare classes (economy, premium economy, business, and first-class). If you'd like to start receiving these deals, you can upgrade at any time on your Billing Page

How many Points deals can I expect to receive?

The number of Going with Points deals you'll receive depends on your departure airports and award availability - but in general, you can expect to receive 1-4 Points deals each week. 

For this reason, we recommend adding a couple of high-volume cities to your membership, as it’s highly likely that a cheap flight from a major hub will save you enough money to cover the cost of a connecting flight and then some (vs. flying direct). To give you a better idea of different airport options, check out this article on the Best and Worst US Airports for Cheap Flights.

Can I search for Points deals on the website?

Yes! You can view Points deals on the website here. This page will show you all active Points deals departing from all airports - meaning, you may see some deals from airports you don’t currently follow.

The reason for this is that many times, rewards flights are such a good deal that folks can use a positioning flight - aka buying a cheap flight from their home airport to another airport with an amazing P&M deal. Often times, this saves money overall!

You can also check out our handy guide on our Going with Points deals (including How to Book instructions) right here.

Can I filter Points deals by credit card or airline?

At this time, Points deals cannot be filtered by specific airline or credit card. However, we'll include additional information about transferring points in the emails as well as in our Going with Points newsletters!

How do I book a Points deal?

Check out our comprehensive guide on How to Book a Going with Points deal here! Because Points deal details will vary significantly, specific booking instructions are included in the body of each Going with Points deal email you receive. Simply scroll down to the "How to Book" section of your Points email.

Can I book with both cash & points?

Generally there’s not a correlation between the regular cash price of a ticket and the points deal we’ll be sharing. 

That said, some airlines will allow you to adjust the number of points you use to book an award ticket, or use more points to cover the taxes and fees. We’ll only quote the default number of points necessary to book a ticket, though in general, adjusting the number of points needed to book isn’t the best value.

Can I take advantage of these deals with a different credit card or points than the one listed in the email?

Frequently, yes! We’re quoting the prices we consider to be the best and most accessible to the widest range of members, but there will often be other alliance partners you could alternatively book with. In general we’ll highlight the 2-4 best avenues for booking a deal, but savvy members can likely find many different ways to take advantage of the deals. 

Can I book for more than one person?

Yes! We will only send deals that have a minimum of 2 seats per departure date, though we’ll indicate in the e-mail if there are 4+ seats available on most dates. Keep in mind that the better the deal, the more likely it is to sell out - so if you see a deal you want to book for multiple travelers, you'll want to move quickly!

How can I learn more about points and miles?

Make sure you're subscribed to our new Going with Points newsletter (you can subscribe on your Notifications page here)! This newsletter is available to all membership tiers, including Limited, and will come straight from our Flight Experts, who will teach you how to get started with points and score the best deals available. Follow along and you'll be a points expert in no time! 

You can also connect with other Going members in our new Community Forums here - be sure log into view and post, and check out the topic on Points & Miles!

Where can I find my Points deals on the mobile app?

The first version of our mobile app will not include Points deals - but our team is working hard to get these deals added to the app very soon! In the meantime, you can log into Going.com in your web browser to view all of your active Points deals.

Still have questions? Feel free to reach out to our Support team by clicking here, or by emailing support@going.com -- we'll be happy to help!

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