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Award Booking

Point.me vs AwardLogic. Which award search tool is best?

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Earlier this week I updated my post about the SeatSpy award search tool.  That tool is great for finding award availability but only for select airlines and only for nonstop routes.  If you you...

Choice privileges showing price in calendar view

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Choice privileges has made a nice little update to its website: they now show nightly award rates in their calendar view, making it easy to see at a glance what the award price will...

SeatSpy: A tool for finding non-stop awards. Why is that useful?

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SeatSpy is a tool for finding awards on select airlines.  The tool is quick and displays a full year of results all at once.  Plus, if you don't find what you want, you can...

Wentworth Mansion Charleston South Carolina (bookable via Hyatt SLH). Bottom line review.

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Wentworth Mansion is an SLH property in Charleston South Carolina. The inn is charming, gorgeous, offers great service, and in my opinion is well deserving of its place on Travel & Leisure’s Top 15...

The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte: Luxe and welcoming

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Last Friday evening, my wife and I flew into Charlotte where we needed a one night stay.  Our plan was to pick up our rental car the next morning, drive to Charleston for a...

Bonvoyology: Mastering Marriott’s Mysteries

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Marriott Bonvoy is a maddeningly complex program which promises the world, but often delivers disappointment.  Want to sign up for a second Bonvoy card?  Good luck figuring out if you're eligible.  Think your elite...

Air Canada Aeroplan Complete Guide

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Air Canada Aeroplan is a highly unique frequent flyer program in many regards: they have more airline partners than any program in the world and they offer the ability to use your Aeroplan points...

Alaska Airlines is making changes to partner awards (Cathay and LATAM now bookable online)

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Update 11/3/22 - ¡Olé! It is now possible to book both LATAM and Cathay Pacific (CX) awards on Alaska Airlines' website. Searches over the last month seem to show better Cathay availability on both...

(EXPIRED) Flying Blue Promo Rewards For November: 25% Off Economy & Business Class Awards...

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The latest round of Flying Blue Promo Rewards is out and the list includes many US cities you can fly to/from Europe for 25% off award flights. As has been the case in recent...

Delta Air Lines: Looks like yet another SkyMiles devaluation

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Delta SkyPesos may have hit yet another low. It seems that Delta has raised the prices on partner awards to approximately the same, stratospherically-high levels as its own flights. Over the weekend, Thrifty Traveler, reported...

How to use your Chase Ultimate Rewards fortune

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Given that at the time of this writing Chase is offering an 80,000 point bonus for their Sapphire Reserve card and all-time-best 90,000 offers for their Ink Business Cash and Ink Business Unlimited cards,...

Avianca LifeMiles sweet spots for award flights

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Avianca LifeMiles is one of my favorite airline programs because of unique sweet spots, the ability to "hack" awards to pay fewer miles than the published award chart rates, and the fact that there...

Virgin Atlantic: 50% rebate on award bookings…but with oodles of fees

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Virgin Atlantic is offering a 50% rebate on award tickets on Virgin Atlantic metal booked from today through November 7th for travel through March 25th, 2023. The rebate requires linking your Virgin Atlantic account to...

Frequent Miler’s next challenge: What should it be?

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We recently wrapped up our 3 Cards, 3 Continents challenge where three of us competed to see who could build the most awesome 3-continent trip with the welcome bonuses from 3 cards.  That was...

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