How to Score Last-Minute Travel Deals with Miles and Points

In a rush to get to that summer wedding only to have your flight canceled? Having to purchase a new flight at the airport can be incredibly expensive and frustrating (and get you flagged for an extra pat-down at security!) If you're smart, however, and if you're reading this, you must be, having the right kind of miles and points can get you where you need to go fast and without having to drain your bank account.

Of course, this is a matter of planning in advance, but which miles and points should you be sure to have on hand just in case? Any transferable options, particularly AMEX Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards are useful.

But what about the best airline miles to have? According to TPG, Delta SkyMiles are the best to have in the lurch.

Hopefully, however, you never get stuck in this scenario, and you can use these miles for a great redemption booked in advance, or even on a last-minute deal you snagged to escape the office for a bit!