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United MileagePlus Complete Guide 2024

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1 United MileagePlus Overview The United MileagePlus program has changed pretty significantly in recent years, from the introduction of the valuable excursionist perk to the abolition of award charts (which has led to a series of...

Summer 2024: Wide open Aer Lingus business class to Europe from 45K each way

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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan partners with Aer Lingus and with its revamped award chart, business class from the East Coast to Europe rings in at just 45,000 miles each way. Right now, I'm seeing...
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Business class to Europe this winter from 38K points one way (wide January availability)

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A member of the Award Travel 101 Facebook Group reported overnight about some wide open business class award availability to and from Europe on Air France that can be found via Virgin Atlantic. That's...

Earn & redeem between JetBlue and Etihad

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This week, Jetblue True Blue and Etihad Guest announced a new partnership whereby you can earn and redeem miles with both airlines. While there are no incredible award sweet spots unlocked with this partnership,...
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World of Hyatt Complete Guide

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World of Hyatt is, by far, my favorite hotel loyalty program.  Points are easy to earn, largely through their partnership with Chase, and Hyatt's generous award chart makes it possible to get huge value...

Flying by the Seat of our Points (Last Minute Travel Challenge)

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Introducing Frequent Miler’s 2024 team challenge: Flying by the Seat of our Points! With this year's challenge, three of us will compete to book last-minute travel. Within each of three stages, our judges will give...
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How to select seats on partner bookings

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It's common to book a trip through one airline that includes segments flown by other airlines.  For example, a trip booked through American Airlines might include segments flown by Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Qatar,...

Marriott’s Bankside Hotel London: Bottom Line Review

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During a recent trip to the United Kingdom, my wife and I spent four nights at the Great Scotland Yard Hotel, one night in Cambridge at the University Arms Hotel, and our final night...

Hyatt’s Great Scotland Yard Hotel, London: Bottom Line Review

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My wife and I recently stayed four nights at The Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London. This hotel is in the location of the original Scotland Yard which started its life as a castle...

Hilton Honors Summer Promo: Double points on all stays (starts today)

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Hilton Honors has announced its Summer promotion of 2024, which will run between May 2, 2024 and September 2, 2024. Members who register will earn double points on all stays during the promotion period. There...

[Update: I made it!] My award alert, flight change, and a risky layover

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Update: I got up at 4am this morning and rushed to the Detroit airport. I needed to be there at the start of boarding to insure that my carry-on would fit in the overhead...

Best uses for Citi ThankYou points

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Citibank offers several cards that earn ThankYou Rewards points. By using the right combination of cards its possible to earn 2 to 5 points per dollar on all spend. Once you've collected lots of...
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Best Uses of Avios (British Airways, Iberia, Qatar, and Aer Lingus)

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“Avios” is the name of the points currency shared by several airline frequent flyer programs: British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Qatar Airways. Points earned through one of those programs can be moved around...
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[Dead] Delta One Suites to Taipei starting at 146K SkyMiles Round Trip

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It's not often that you can get incredible value from your Delta miles these days so if you're interested in this deal, make sure to jump on it right away! Through August, awards are...

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