You will need 100 Discover miles for every $1 of the flight’s cost. Discover miles are worth 1 cent each when redeemed for airfare. So if a flight costs $500, you will need to redeem 50,000 points to cover the entire cost of the ticket. You can only earn Discover miles when you use the Discover it Miles card. It offers 1.5 miles for every $1 spent on all purchases.
Keep in mind that you can redeem miles toward part of the cost of a flight and pay the rest in cash. To redeem miles for a credit toward a flight, log in to your online account and select “Ways to Redeem.” Then, under “Travel Purchases,” click “Credit Past Travel.” You’ll see the number of miles you’ve earned and their value in U.S. dollars. The number of miles you apply will be deducted from the cost of the purchase. To redeem by phone, call the number on the back of your Discover it Miles card. Follow the voice prompts to redeem or tell a customer service agent you want to redeem miles.
You can redeem miles to pay for any travel purchases from the past 180 days. In addition to flights, that includes hotel rooms, bus tours, cruises, car rentals and more. You can also redeem miles for a bank account deposit or Amazon.com purchases. Miles are always worth 1 cent, regardless of which redemption method you choose.
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