California's Burbank is Latest Airport to Offer Frequent Flyer Miles

Add Southern California’s Bob Hope (BUR) to the growing list of airports that can earn travelers airline miles.

Airports you’d want to shop in

Earn Miles at 170 Airports

The Burbank facility is one of 170-plus airports in the ThanksAgain network that offers miles for purchasing a wide variety of goods and services including parking (both valet and do-it-yourself), food (at airport restaurants and snack bars) and gifts (anything from T-shirts to neck pillows). Airports include Atlanta, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Miami, New York’s LaGuardia and JFK, Newark and many more.

Airports you’d don’t want to be stuck in

Is Your Airline in the Network?

The miles are tied to the use of a credit or debit card registered at; the Atlanta-based firm is aligned with the miles programs of Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, United and US Airways (and check with the company to see if more have been added). Besides airports, ThanksAgain boasts that its member can also earn miles at some “25,000 neighborhood businesses” throughout North America for anything purchased at a wide array of spas, restaurants and for services like dry cleaning.

Racking Up Miles

It’s free, plus you can apparently register a card that’s already aligned with a miles program such as an airline-branded card but you must check the list of merchants you’d like to do business with because some may restrict which cards they accept.

Want more miles? Sign up for programs affiliated with your favorite hotel chain. If readers have other ideas on miles-earning power, please share.


Published: July 29, 2013