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Complete guide to Avios: British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus

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I find that US residents are often skittish about foreign frequent flyer programs.  Many don't realize that foreign programs are often the best options for booking domestic flights.  "Avios" is the name of the...

Booking Turkish online: my bumbling experiments

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Over the weekend, Ian Snyder at Miles to Memories posted some great news about Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles: some domestic United Airlines flights can be booked online for just 7,500 miles each way (including to...

Cap One to take on Sapphire Reserve?

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Update: The Capital One partnership with Hotels.com is ending on January 31, 2020. In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, it appears that Capital One is preparing to release an ultra-premium travel rewards...
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Last Chance Deals: Easy 5x at Staples, 10% back at Kroger, Choice bonus

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Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. This week, Staples is bringing back its fee-free Visa Gift Card promotion. Don't...

Access No More, a sweet spot we’re missing, a Match made by miles, and...

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From the sad passing of a bonus category icon to the everlasting happiness of a match made by miles and a tool to help you determine the best hotel loyalty program (for you), find...

An award travel save, why airline credit changes are a non-issue, amazing value w/...

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What do you do when your positioning flight gets canceled hours before you are due to fly 15 hours away on an award ticket? Why are the changes to Amex airline fee reimbursements a...

On my mind (Amex airline fee credits and gift card edition)

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Amex Platinum and Gold cards offer a perk that helps offset the large annual fees: airline incidental fee reimbursements.  The idea is that when you use these cards on your selected airline to pay...

Around the world in business class for 115K [Sweet spot spotlight]

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Flights crossing either the Atlantic or Pacific ocean usually cost in the neighborhood of 60K miles one-way in business class with most award programs. What if you could cross both oceans -- and connect...

Greg’s 40K to Far Away mistakes (yep, he’s already made a few) #40Kfaraway

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I'm not excited about our 40K to Far Away Challenge.  "Excited" is too mild a word.  "Obsessed" is more accurate.  Nick, Stephen, and I each have 40,000 points and $400 and a goal: go...

Forget email, book Turkish awards over the phone (7.5K each way)

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Yesterday, Greg posted about how you can buy enough Citi ThankYou points to fly from basically anywhere in the US to Hawaii for $386 round trip. The trick of course is using Turkish Miles...
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Hunting down a free safari

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When researching my post "The best stopover deals worldwide," I came across a very interesting deal.  According to a couple of articles, Kenya Airways offered free safaris for those stopping over in Nairobi.  Here's...

$386 to Hawaii round trip from anywhere in the US

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A couple of days ago a reader thanked Nick for discovering and documenting how to book flights from the US mainland to Hawaii for only 7,500 points one-way.  She wrote that she was able...
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Last Chance Deals: Fee-Free Plastiq Payments, LifeMiles Transfer Bonus, Profitable VGCs & More

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Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. More than a dozen deals end this week as it's coming...

A $400K ticket lost, Marriott surprises & delights, delay reimbursement from the airline &...

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In this Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we've got an epic story about the man behind one of those legendary unlimited American Airlines travel passes, a great tip regarding irregular operations,...

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