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Party of 5

Party of 5: Frequent Miler’s 2023 Team Challenge

Introducing Frequent Miler's 2023 team challenge: Party of 5.  Each year, Frequent Miler team members compete to outdo each other in designing, booking, and completing a trip that uncovers and highlights incredible opportunities available...

Choice Choice choices in Australia

No, the headline isn't a typo. Choice Privileges offers some choice choices for budget family travelers heading Down Under. Perhaps describing Choice properties as being "choice" is a bit strong since this is definitely...
Southwest promo code SAVE20NOW

(EXPIRED) Southwest: Save 20% On Award Flights With Promo Code SAVE20NOW (Book By 3/16...

Southwest is out with a new offer today giving 20% off when using promo code SAVE20NOW. Unlike promotions when you get a discount on both paid and award flight, this latest offer is only...

[Update] Good availability: Secrets Impression Moxché (all-inclusive via Hyatt)

Update 3/11/23: Availability has been back again on many dates through the end of the schedule. I didn't have much difficulty finding several consecutive nights in January: At 21-29K points per night, this property looks...

What are Wyndham points worth?

Wyndham charges either 7.5K, 15K, or 30K per night for their hotels.  Recently they made their annual changes as to which hotels fit into each of those buckets.  Unfortunately, unlike Hyatt, Wyndham doesn't publish...
Sweet spot devaluation

ANA First Class Awards Devalued When Booking Through Virgin Atlantic

It was always going to happen and that time is sadly now - Virgin Atlantic has updated its award chart which has resulted in a no-notice devaluation when redeeming Flying Club points to fly...

Etihad First Apartment: Open availability for 2 in early to mid-January

Update 3/6/23: FM Reader Andrew gave us a head's up that there is currently very good availability in Etihad's First Apartment for flights in January 2024 between London and Abu Dhabi. In fact, there...

Best Hyatt Category 1-4 Hotels & Resorts (⏰ book before 3/28)

If you have Hyatt free night certificates, now is the time to plan your Hyatt stays.  Starting March 28 2023, Hyatt's annual category shuffling will take effect and many of the best options for using...

Great Hyatt Category 4: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Bottom line review

When word came yesterday of the impending Hyatt category changes, I cringed and turned half away from the screen as I searched the list for the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. I was sure that this...
St Regis Bora Bora

Chase Ultimate Rewards Giving 50% Transfer Bonus To Marriott Bonvoy

Chase seems to offer a transfer bonus to Marriott Bonvoy a couple of times per year and sure enough, they've returned today with a 50% increase in how many Marriott points you receive when...

Capital One Giving 30% Bonus When Transferring To Virgin Red

Hot on the heels of Virgin Atlantic making it much easier to find award availability on both their flights and those operated by Delta, Capital One is offering a 30% transfer bonus to the...
Delta Air Lines Greg in Delta One

Delta SkyMiles Complete Guide

This post has been updated since last publication with details about Delta's 15% award discount for cardholders; ways to earn miles with popular merchants like Starbucks, Instacart, and Hertz; updated elite status details; and...

[DEAD] A great new trick for finding Delta partner award availability

Update 3/2/23: Virgin Atlantic seems to have changed their code to no longer allow entering city pairs that can't be found in the drop-down selectors. Earlier today, Stephen wrote about Virgin Atlantic's fantastic new award...

Virgin Atlantic Launches Fantastic Award Availability Calendar

Virgin has launched a new feature which is either called Reward Seat Checker, Reward Flight Checker or Reward Flight Finder depending on where you look. Whatever it's called, it's a fantastic new tool that...

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