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Points Path: An easy “set and forget” award search tool

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Points Path is a free browser plug-in which automatically integrates with Google Flights. When you run a Google Flights search, Points Path automatically inserts point prices into the results next to cash rates and...

AwardTool: a powerful new award search tool

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AwardTool is a powerful new flight award search tool with both a free and paid (Pro) version. This tool is very similar to PointsYeah. Both offer powerful search features for free; both allow searching...
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Best uses for Virgin Points (Sweet Spot Spotlight)

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Virgin points are super easy to accumulate. Points transfer 1 to 1 from most major transferable points programs. Even better, transfer bonuses are common such that transfers to Virgin Atlantic are often better than...
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30% off Singapore Business Class from the US to Europe with Spontaneous Escapes

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Singapore KrisFlyer is out with its latest Spontaneous Escapes and this month the JFK to Frankfurt route appears on the list. If you book by February 29th, you can travel from New York JFK...
How to find and book JetBlue Mint to the Caribbean with Qatar Avios

How to find and book JetBlue Mint flights to the Caribbean using Qatar Avios...

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Nick recently found a great deal using Qatar Avios to fly JetBlue's lie-flat business class "Mint" to the Caribbean which he wrote about here. For those who prefer how-to videos for these somewhat technical award...
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Hyatt House Charleston/Historic District: Bottom Line Review

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Last month my wife and I drove down from Portsmouth, VA to St Augustine, FL. That's a 10 hour drive, so we decided to stop overnight along the way to break up the driving. Both...
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JetBlue Mint to the Caribbean for 26,000 Avios: Where and how to find and...

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Last fall, JetBlue flights became bookable with Qatar Airways Privilege Club Avios. While we initially saw a smoking deal to Europe (that was quickly killed), a sweet spot for JetBlue Mint class remains: some...

Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) ditches Hyatt for Hilton

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This morning, Hilton and Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) announced their new "exclusive strategic partnership." The word "exclusive" within the announcement was clearly intentional. We reached out to our Hyatt contact who...

Turkish (might be) demolishing its award chart

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Update 2/7/24: The Turkish Miles & Smiles site now says that "You can view award ticket Miles values valid until February 15, 2024, from the links below" before the links to the "old" award...
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A trick for viewing the Flying Blue award calendar (Air France not working)

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Update 2/2/24: As we reported in this morning's post about Flying Blue Promo Rewards, the Flying Blue calendar trick noted below isn't currently showing award pricing on Air France's website (although it will show...
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About that Necker Island piss-poor review…

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In Tim's recent Saturday Selection post where he announced that Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island is once again bookable with Virgin Atlantic points, he linked to a review of the island that concluded that it's...
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Best uses of Air Canada Aeroplan points (ways to maximize that 75%-150% Bilt transfer...

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Air Canada Aeroplan can be an incredibly powerful award program that is particularly appealing to people who enjoy the thrill of the hunt in terms of piecing together great awards. Aeroplan isn't a one-size-fits-all...
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Delta SkyMiles Complete Guide [2024 Edition]

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This post has been updated to reflect many changes to the SkyMiles program that are in effect as of January 2024. Delta SkyMiles Overview While Delta is often lauded for their flight performance and customer service,...
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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...

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