Using Points and Miles When You Don’t Have a Plan of Where to Go


We see so many people in our Facebook Group asking people about where to go with their points and miles. Last night, on our coaching call with our Award Academy Next Level Group, we helped a woman who had a lot of points but didn’t know where to go. I thought it would be good to share with our readers about using points and miles when you don’t have a plan of where to go yet.

You can absolutely search for deals if you know when you want to travel but aren’t tied to a certain location. This is especially good for business class seats, but it will work for economy class, too.  Let’s check out a few different search engines that will help you. We will use the same search for each site so you can see the results. I want business class seats starting on July 9th to Europe – let’s check it out.



PointsYeah has a feature called Daydream Explorer. It is located on the left sidebar of the main page and comes with your free plan. I’ve put the information in below. I am searching from the entire United States, but I am willing to position to another airport. You could also plug in the airport closest to you to see what you can find.


Screenshot of site


Here is a small sampling of what it gave me (I love that it shows how many tickets are available). Of course, I would need to go to the individual sites to make sure they are really available to book.


Screenshot of flights available from points


When I changed my search to Denver (my home airport), I still got several (7) results.


Screenshot of flights from Denver on a certain date




Roame has a feature called Sky View. Unfortunately, it is not available with the free plan. You must have a paid plan to use it. I’m doing the same search but with a range of departure dates. You can also filter with the cards you have (you can with pointsyeah, too).


Screen shot Roame site


Here are my general results from all of the United States to Europe: 


Screenshot flights to Europe


Here are the results from Denver:

Screenshot flights from Denver to Europe.


I consistently see more Air France flights from this site vs. Pointsyeah which is why I usually use more than one search engine.

Lastly, has its “search” feature. In order to search more than 14-days ahead, you must have the pro plan which I do. Here is how this site works for using points and miles without a plan of where to go. I could broaden my search dates too.


Screenshot of search feature


Here are the results with a +/- 1 day search (note that there are over 1000 possibilities):


Screenshot of


Here are the Denver results (they found 19):





Bottom Line

Using a search engine can be a great idea when you know the dates you want to travel but don’t know where to go! Using points and miles when you don’t have a plan of where to go just got easier and more fun. I plan to pick a week of travel next year and let these engines steer me to where to go—stay tuned!


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