How Does Traveling on Credit Card Points and Airline Miles Work?

When you sign up for a new card, credit card companies will give you a bonus if you meet their requirements. This bonus can translate into free flights and hotels. Take a look at an example credit card and the flights it can get below.

Chase Sapphire Preferred

60,000 Bonus Points

  • 60,000 United MileagePlus Points for spending $4,000 in the first 3 months.
  • 2x Points on Restaurants, Delivery, Hotels and United Purchases. 1x on everything else.

New York to
San Francisco

2 Round Trip Flights

There are complex rules that link many of these programs together. Luckily Points Pattern shows you a simple way to understand points.

Search for Flights on Points Pattern

Every airline charges different point amounts (even sometimes for the same flight) so our search results help you find the best deal.




United Mileage Plus Points




Asia Miles

When you sign up for an account, Points Pattern will display personalized results. Look for the and book with your points.

Picking Cards

Not only do we show you the best flights, we will guide you on what cards to choose.

So, where do you want to go?

Search Paris, Amsterdam or Tokyo. We'll show you the points to explore!