Japan Airlines 787 Business Class – 2

Best Ways To Use Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles are among my favorite mileage currencies out there. On a per mile basis, I value Alaska miles more than any other airline miles. In this post I wanted to talk a bit more about actually redeeming Alaska miles -- the…

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Filed Under: Alaska, Awards
Qatar A350 Business Class

American’s App Allowing Some Incredible Award Routings

All airlines have some sort of routing rules when it comes to the type of award tickets they will and won't allow. Every airline has different rules, and I'd say American has among the strictest out there. I've written about American's award routing…

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Filed Under: American, Awards
Singapore A350 900ulr – 2

Incredible Deals With New Singapore KrisFlyer Award Promo

Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer program offers monthly "Spontaneous Escapes" promotions, where they constantly have a list of flights that can be booked at a discount when redeeming miles. Presumably they're primarily discounting flights that they don't…

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Filed Under: Awards, Singapore
A330 Delta One

Redeeming Virgin Atlantic Miles On Delta: An Amazing Value

Often you'll find that the best options for redeeming miles are using partner award charts. In other words, the airlines you often want to fly aren't the airlines with which you want to collect miles, and vice versa. There are tons of amazing arbitrage…

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Filed Under: Awards, Delta
Etihad A380 First Class Apartment – 4

Etihad Awards Now Bookable On American’s Website

There are lots of things that contribute towards a great frequent flyer program. Obviously award redemption rates and award availability are both important, but there’s also something to be said for the ease with which you can search and book award seats.…

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Filed Under: American, Awards
Air France A330 Business Class 3

New Flying Blue Promo Awards For May 2019

Historically one of the best uses of Air France-KLM Flying Blue miles is booking their Promo Awards. Flying Blue publishes these every month, and they offer 20-50% off select award tickets on Air France and KLM metal. In 2018 some major changes were…

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Filed Under: Air France/KLM, Awards
American 777

Are These British Airways’ New Partner Award Costs?

Yesterday British Airways rather cryptically announced that they'll be adjusting most of their partner award pricing for bookings as of May 30, 2019. The airline emailed members to let them know of the imminent changes, but didn't actually reveal how…

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Filed Under: Awards, British Airways
British Airways 747

Ugh: British Airways Changing Partner Award Prices

While we don't actually know the details of what's going on here yet, it's bound to be terrible news. British Airways has just sent out an email to members explaining that partner award costs will be changing. According to the email, for tickets booked…

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Filed Under: Awards, British Airways
Hawaiian Airlines A330 First Class – 4

Hawaiian Airlines’ Negative Award Chart Changes

Well, the trend of airlines making their frequent flyer programs significantly less compelling continues. This time it's HawaiianMiles making changes to their program, and they're doing so without any sort of advance notice or announcement. Essentially…

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Filed Under: Awards, Hawaiian
Jetblue

Great Deal: 15% Off JetBlue Award Tickets

JetBlue has a revenue based frequent flyer program, meaning the number of points required for a redemption is directly correlated to the revenue cost of a ticket. Therefore there’s not really a best time to redeem points, since you’ll usually get roughly…

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Filed Under: Awards, Great Deals
Southwest Tails

How To Use The Southwest Companion Pass

The Companion Pass is probably the best way to get discounts on Southwest Airlines, as you're effectively getting 2-for-1 travel for as long as you have the pass. And before anyone makes a snarky comment about no one at OMAAT flying WN, the last time…

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Filed Under: Advice, Awards
United 737 11

LifeMiles Modifies Award Costs Within The US

LifeMiles is a useful frequent flyer program that I use all the time for Star Alliance award redemptions. LifeMiles frequently sells miles at a discount, and they're also transfer partners with Amex Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou, and Capital One.…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Awards
Oil Pipeline

Airline Fuel Surcharges: Everything You Need To Know

Not a day goes by when we don't get a message from someone frustrated because they tried to use their miles for a "free" flight, and were stymied by hundreds of dollars in taxes and fees. While some airports and countries do have higher fees, the bulk…

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Filed Under: Advice, Awards
Air Italy Business Class A330 – 70

How To Redeem Avios On Air Italy

Last year I wrote a guide on how to redeem British Airways Avios on Air Italy, but I figured it was time for an update. This is both because Air Italy's route network has grown significantly, and also because redeeming Avios on Air Italy works differently…

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Filed Under: Awards, Other Airlines
Etihad 787 First Class – 3

American AAdvantage Improves Etihad Award Routing Rules

Redeeming American miles for travel on Etihad between some regions just got easier. Every frequent flyer program has different rules when it comes to what routings you can fly on an award reservation. American's award routing rules are especially complicated,…

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Filed Under: American, Awards
United 787 Polaris – 2

United MileagePlus Abolishes Award Charts

United will be making some massive changes to their MileagePlus frequent flyer program. They haven't formally announced these changes, but rather have just talked to some bloggers. Since they didn't contact me, I'll just go off what other bloggers have…

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Filed Under: Awards, United