Myself and my family travel domestic or international not more than twice a year. We have raked up many thousands of miles across many different airlines. However we have never been able to use any miles to buy next flights or even buy any thing from airline store using miles.
The problem lies in the fact that we use the cheapest (and other factors like less stops) airline available for the trip. First problem is that it is difficult to claim miles because I usually do not have miles membership number handy while booking tickets and usually miss claiming miles after trip is done. Second problem is that because miles are spread across different airlines it is difficult to track and use them while booking new travel.
Is there a good service which works on all airlines (e.g even those that are not part of any alliances like emirates). I want a single location to track my miles and have handy access to my membership numbers and redeem tickets or material goods using miles.