The best price for travel, no matter how you payHere's how it works
Install Points Path on your desktop browser
The extension works with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers. (Safari is coming soon!)
Search using Google Flights
Points Path inserts the points prices next to Google's cash prices, and tells you which is the better deal.
Click to book directly with the airline
Use Points Path to book with either cash or points on the airline's website.
Save money or points every time you book!
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Frequently asked questions
Points Path currently offers award pricing for the frequent flyer programs of American, Delta, and United. This includes all flights on the three airlines themselves, as well as flights with partners whenever Google Flights includes American, Delta, or United as a marketing carrier.
When you search with Google Flights, Points Path performs an identical flight search with each of its covered airlines, but requests prices in points or miles instead of cash. The results are then combined with Google’s results, so you’re always seeing the most up-to-date pricing available from both Google and the airlines themselves.
Points Path’s exclusive algorithm checks the pricing on thousands of flights a day and uses that data to determine a median value for the points or miles of each frequent flyer program. The algorithm then uses those valuations to convert the award price of each flight into an equivalent cash price, adds in any taxes or fees, and compares the result to the cash fare to determine which price is lower. As of right now, the median values for each of Points Path’s covered programs are 1.1 cents per mile for Delta, 1.25 cents for United, and 1.3 cents for American. However, in the near future, those values will shift up and down daily based on ongoing pricing data. When that happens, Points Path will transparently provide each day’s calculated program valuations to our users.
Nothing! While in the future, there may be a small monthly fee for advanced features, the basic Points Path search extension will always be free.
In order for Points Path to run properly, a user must use the basic dot-com version of Google Flights at flights.google.com — regional versions of Google Flights will not work. In addition, the language option in Google Flights must be set to “English (United States).” While other default currencies can be chosen in Google Flights, the “Use Miles/Use Cash” arrow calculations made by Points Path will only be accurate when using US dollars as the currency.
Yes! While the visual experience will look cluttered since both Points Path and Legrooms are adding information to the Google Flights search results at the same time, the two extensions will work together (and we plan to make this integration even more seamless in the future).
We have received reports of users successfully installing and running Points Path on other Chromium-based browsers. However, we have not yet tested the extension on other browsers beyond Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, so we cannot guarantee it will work. Also, since Apple’s Safari browser uses a different architecture, Points Path will not run on Safari (though we’re planning to release a Safari version in the near future).
Yes! All extensions submitted to the Google Web Store undergo a review by Google for security and safety before being permitted to publish or update. Points Path complies with all policies and guidelines of the Google Web Store, and contains no harmful or malicious code.
We work very hard to limit the access needed by Points Path on your computer and browser to the absolute minimum. But on occasion, a technical change or new feature requires us to add additional access requirements to the extension. When this happens, your browser will ask you to review the new permissions before allowing the extension to work again. All updates to Points Path go through the same Google review process and must be approved by Google before being distributed in the Web Store, so you can safely re-enable Points Path if you see this message.
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About Points Path
Julian Kheel was previously Editorial Director of The Points Guy, as well as CNN’s Senior Editor covering travel and credit card rewards, and also worked as a consultant for the “Big 3” airlines. He has appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Bloomberg Surveillance, and other TV programs to talk about frequent flyer miles, and has been quoted about travel rewards in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and many other national publications.