A330 Delta One
Guide To Redeeming Virgin Atlantic Miles On Delta

Often you'll find that the best options for redeeming miles on a particular airline are through the frequent flyer program of a partner airline. Actually, I'd argue that's the case more often than not, and it's where we see many of the best award chart…

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Filed Under: Awards, Delta
Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class – 29
Delta SkyMiles Devalues Partner Awards AGAIN

How often can one frequent flyer program devalue award costs? In October 2020 Delta SkyMiles devalued partner awards significantly, and now it appears that the program has done so again (thanks to my awesome colleague Jimmy for the heads up on this).…

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Filed Under: Awards, Delta
Etihad Business Class 787 – 2
Did Etihad Guest Quietly Increase Award Costs?

For now I'll pose this as a question, since the program's lack of transparency makes it hard to figure out what's going on. Etihad Guest doesn't publish an award chart for travel on its own flights, but rather has an award calculator. When you look up…

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Filed Under: Awards, Etihad
St Regis Venice Room
Marriott Bonvoy Award Sale: Book At Off-Peak Prices

Marriott Bonvoy has just launched a "Week of Wonders" promotion, which is described as a "week of awe-inspiring experiences and offers." There are indeed a few promotions associated with this, and one in particular that members may find beneficial. To…

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Filed Under: Awards, Marriott
Emirates New First Class – 10
How To Redeem TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go Miles

TAP Air Portugal is a member of the Star Alliance, and has a frequent flyer program that's often overlooked (including by me). I wanted to take a closer look at award redemptions through TAP's frequent flyer program, Miles&Go. Let me explain why, and…

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Filed Under: Awards, TAP Portugal
Qatar Airways Qsuites A350 – 60
Qatar Airways Lowers Award Redemption Rates

Historically Qatar Airways' Privilege Club program has actively been a competitive disadvantage for the airline, which makes zero sense to me. The program hasn't been rewarding or competitive in terms of elite perks, mileage redemption amounts, and more.…

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Filed Under: Awards, Qatar
Virgin Atlantic A350 Business Class – 24
Great Deal: Virgin Atlantic Offering 50% Off Award Tickets

Several weeks ago British Airways Executive Club offered 50% off award tickets, and now Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is offering a similar promotion. Virgin Atlantic has launched what's being called its best Black Friday sale ever, and part of that is…

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Filed Under: Awards, Great Deals
Cathay Pacific First Class – 2
American AAdvantage Eliminating Award Change & Redeposit Fees

Some fantastic changes have just been announced to the American AAdvantage program. As of November 11, 2020, American AAdvantage is eliminating all change and redeposit fees for mileage awards. In other words, if you need to cancel an award ticket and…

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Emirates First Class A380 – 64
Emirates Eliminating Partner First Class Awards

Emirates is known for having one of the world's best first class products, whether you want to shower in first class on the A380, or enjoy the fully enclosed suite on the 777. Well, it appears that there will soon be fewer ways to redeem miles for this…

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Filed Under: Awards, Emirates
United Polaris 767 – 10
How To Waitlist United MileagePlus Awards

Here's a trick that can save you a lot of miles, but it also requires a bit of effort. Airline award space is heavily capacity controlled, but there's a trick that can sometimes help you get around that -- specifically, waitlisting awards. It's probably…

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Filed Under: Awards, United
Korean Air First Class 787 – 2
Huge Delta SkyMiles Partner Award Devaluation

This doesn’t come as much of a surprise (unfortunately), but Delta SkyMiles has just greatly devalued partner awards, for no apparent reason… Delta SkyMiles partner award costs increase Delta SkyMiles doesn’t publish an award chart,…

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Filed Under: Awards, Delta
Ana Business Class The Room – 15
Ridiculous: United MileagePlus Devalues Partner Awards AGAIN

Most travel loyalty programs recognize that this is the time to reward loyal members, rather than devalue program perks. And then there's United MileagePlus... United MileagePlus no longer publishes award charts, meaning there's no transparency when…

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Filed Under: Awards, United
British Airways Club Europe A320 – 9
British Airways Secretly Raised Award Prices

If there’s any airline we’ve got a love/hate relationship with around here, it’s British Airways. They release the most award seats in premium cabins between the US and Europe of any carrier, but the fees are outrageous. Want to fly first class from…

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Filed Under: Awards, British Airways
British Airways A350 Club Suite
Wow: British Airways Offering 50% Off Award Tickets (Last Chance)

A week ago British Airways launched its most lucrative award sale ever, though it goes without saying that this isn't exactly an easy time to travel internationally. Well, if you've been considering this promotion but haven't yet booked a flight, this…

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Filed Under: Awards, British Airways
American 737 Max Business Class – 9
American Incentivizes Redeeming AAdvantage Miles… Ever So Slightly

For years major US airlines seemingly barely used their loyalty programs to fill planes. After all, they didn't really have to, with airlines having experienced record profitability and loads. The pandemic has changed that, and we've once again started…

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Filed Under: American, Awards
Southwest Airlines Operations In Las Vegas.// Stephen M. Keller, 2019
Promo: 20% Off When You Redeem Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

If you have any Southwest Rapid Rewards points, this is a great time to redeem them. Southwest Airlines is offering a 20% discount when you redeem Rapid Rewards points for flights: This is valid for bookings made through Thursday, September 17, 2020…

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Filed Under: Awards, Southwest
Canadian North 737
Book Canadian North Awards On Aeroplan Website

Air Canada's Aeroplan program has just made it significantly easier to redeem miles on the North American airline I most want to fly... Canadian North is an Inuit-owned airline with the most service to the Canadian Arctic. Canadian North has been a partner…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Awards
Iberia Business Class
Iberia Plus Offering 50% Off Award Tickets (Including Business Class)

Iberia Plus has just launched one of the best award sales the program has ever offered. Of course that's only of so much use, given coronavirus and border restrictions. The Iberia Plus program is offering a straightforward 50% off award sale: This is…

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Filed Under: Awards, Iberia
Cathay Pacific First Class Watermark
Best Ways To Redeem British Airways Avios Without Huge Fees (2021)

British Airways Avios can simultaneously be one of the most valuable and one of the most frustrating points currencies out there. British Airways has a distance based award chart, meaning the currency is valuable in instances where other points wouldn't…

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Filed Under: Awards, British Airways
Singapore Airlines A330 Business Class – 3
Singapore Airlines Blocking Partner Awards

At this point if you want to redeem miles for travel on Singapore Airlines, you'll have to do so directly through the KrisFlyer program. Singapore Airlines has temporarily pulled all award availability through partner frequent flyer programs. This means…

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Filed Under: Awards, Singapore
Etihad A380 First Class Apartment – 2
Etihad Guest Offering 30% Off Award Tickets

Etihad Airways is offering a significant discount on award tickets at the moment, which could represent a great deal. The Etihad Guest frequent flyer program is offering a 30% discount on award tickets: You must book by August 27, 2020 You must travel…

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Filed Under: Awards, Etihad
Klm 787 Business Class – 16
Air France-KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards Return

While we're a long ways from a return to normal in the travel industry, it's nice to see that at least one popular promotion is making a return, after being paused since March 2020. Historically one of the best uses of Air France-KLM Flying Blue miles…

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Filed Under: Awards, Flying Blue
American Airlines Premium Economy
New American Airlines AAdvantage Award Fees: What Has Changed?

In April American Airlines announced several updates to the AAdvantage program. The airline extended elite status by 12 months, and revealed plans to introduce a new one-time American Airlines Vacations credit for elite members, and also adjust change…

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Filed Under: American, Awards