Air Canada A320 Watermark

Caution: Amex To Aeroplan Transfers Limited To Once Daily

This won't apply to everyone, but just in case it's relevant to you I wanted to share a quick note of caution regarding making multiple transfers from American Express Membership Rewards (at least the US program) to Air Canada Aeroplan in a single day.…

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Filed Under: Advice, Air Canada
Klm 787 Business Class – 16

New Flying Blue Promo Awards For September 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
Park Hyatt Milan – 28

World Of Hyatt Award Sale At 22 Hotels

Hyatt has quietly rolled out an award sale, offering discounts on both Free Night and Points + Cash bookings at 22 properties around the globe. Note that this can potentially be stacked with Hyatt's 10% discount on redeemed points, valid for stays between…

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Filed Under: Awards, Hyatt
Aer Lingus A321lr Business Class – 27

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
Singapore A350 900ulr – 2

Great 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
Etihad Business Class 787 – 2

Etihad Offering 25% Off Select Business Class Awards

Etihad Guest is my favorite loyalty program of the "big three" Gulf carriers. They're the only program that has decent redemption rates on their own flights, and they also have some great niche redemption opportunities on partner airlines. Etihad is…

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Filed Under: Awards, Etihad
American 777 Business Class

American’s Interesting New Last Minute Award Pricing

Over the past few years American's saver level award availability for their own flights has gotten terrible. While there are lots of great award redemption opportunities on partner airlines, American saver level award availability is quite hard to come…

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Filed Under: American, Awards
United 787 Polaris – 2

The Best Value Domestic US Award Redemptions

There are some incredible award sweet spots out there, but this might just be one of the most generally useful and unknown. We've written in the past about the Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles program, which is a Citi ThankYou transfer partner -- points…

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Filed Under: Awards, Turkish
British Airways Club Europe 1

British Airways’ New Low Fee Award Tickets

British Airways Executive Club is known for their outrageously high "carrier imposed surcharges" on award tickets. On transatlantic flights in first or business class you can expect to pay $1,000+ in cash in addition to the Avios required. In my opinion…

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Filed Under: Awards, British Airways
Singapore Airlines New Suites A380 – 1

Redeem Miles For Singapore’s New Suites On A Long Haul Flight

In late 2017, Singapore Airlines introduced their new A380 Suites. It's an impressive product, and one that I know many people want to try. As of now only select A380s feature the new Suites, and those are flown to Delhi, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Shanghai,…

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Filed Under: Awards, Singapore
Japan Airlines First Class – 54

JAL 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
New Singapore A380 Suites 18

Singapore KrisFlyer Implements New Award Waitlist Rules

Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer program is unique in letting members waitlist award tickets. However, earlier this year KrisFlyer devalued their award chart, and at the same time they announced that they'd make changes to how waitlisting awards works.…

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Filed Under: Awards, Singapore
Turkish Airlines 787

Turkish 787 Routes With Business Class Awards

Turkish Airlines offers one of my favorite business class products, and that's in spite of the fact that as of now their business class seats are quite outdated. Fortunately that's changing shortly, as Turkish Airlines has just taken delivery of their…

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Filed Under: Awards, Turkish
Delta Business Class 767 – 2

Flying Club Awards On Delta Get Even Better

I've written in the past about how redeeming Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles on Delta can be a spectacular value. The idea is that Delta SkyMiles has dynamic award pricing, and in many cases the award rates for travel on Delta can be outrageous, even…

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Filed Under: Awards, Delta
Air New Zealand 777

Rare: Lots Of Air New Zealand Business Class Awards

Historically Air New Zealand is one of the stingiest airlines when it comes to making business class award seats available, in particular for travel between the US and New Zealand. There are many times where there's not a single business class award…

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Filed Under: Air New Zealand, Awards
Aer Lingus A330 Business Class – 2

You Can Now Redeem Alaska Miles On Aer Lingus

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of my favorite frequent flyer programs, thanks to the fact that they continue to award miles based on distance flown, have unique airline partners, have low award redemption rates, allow stopovers on one-way awards,…

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Filed Under: Aer Lingus, Alaska
Lufthansa A320 Business Class – 10

What’s Going On With Marriott To Lufthansa Transfers?

Well, this doesn't look good. For the past week or so we've been hearing about issues with Marriott Bonvoy points getting "stuck" when members have initiated transfers to Lufthansa Miles&More. This isn't entirely unusual, as post-merger many Marriott…

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Filed Under: Awards, Lufthansa