Award Booking

Air Canada Aeroplan announces Gulf Air partnership

Air Canada Aeroplan has announced a new partnership today with Gulf Air. This is Aeroplan's 42nd partner and though Gulf Air does not fly to the United States, this opens some redemption opportunities that may...

(EXPIRED) LifeMiles award sale: up to 67% off [select routes, economy class, Avianca flights...

Update: LifeMiles support clarified that tickets booked under this promotion can be changed as per the carrier's current flexible changes policy but can not be cancelled and refunded. Avianca LifeMiles is offering up to 67% off on...

Quick tip: How to search for Air Canada Aeroplan award tickets

We recently wrote a post about Air Canada's Aeroplan potentially offering greater availability on United airlines flights than United is. Over the past week, I've seen at least a dozen questions between various private...

New York to Madrid: 32K RT economy / 40K Comfort+ on Delta

Delta SkyMiles is running some great prices on round trip flights to Spain with prices of 32K SkyMiles round trip in economy class or 40K round trip in Comfort+ widely available from October 2021...

Misadventures booking a Hyatt Premium Suite award

Update: Hyatt has fixed the issue at the specific property I highlighted and also reached out to apologize for the confusion. More detail can be found in the section titled "Update" near the bottom...

How to find the Hilton flexible date calendar

Loyalty Lobby broke the news a few weeks ago about very open availability at the Conrad Bora Bora (we covered the news here after seeing their post, but keep in mind that the availability...

The best program for booking domestic flights

For years, the best deal for booking domestic flights was usually finding award availability via a foreign airline partner and using those British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, or Avianca LifeMiles (for example) to book your...

Aeroplan might be a more exciting transfer partner than we thought

Recently on the podcast, Greg and I discussed whether or not Air Canada's Aeroplan was really an exciting transfer partner addition for its new credit card rewards partner. It had long been one of...

Air France / KLM Flying Blue sweet spots for award travel

Flying Blue sweet spots have been more difficult to define than those in other programs ever since Air France and KLM ditched the Flying Blue award chart in favor of variable award pricing. However,...

(EXPIRED) Delta Flash Sale to Europe: Round trip for as low as 34K miles

Delta is offering another unadvertised award flash sale with flights to Europe for as low as 34,000 miles round-trip.  Delta usually charges 70,000 miles round-trip (or more) for economy flights to Europe, so this...

United vs. Air Canada: Which is the better Chase transfer partner?

I was wrong.  In my recent post announcing that Chase has added Air Canada Aeroplan as a new transfer partner, I wrote "Often you’ll find Air Canada’s award pricing to be much cheaper than...

Hyatt’s Destination Residences bookable with points! (and a new award type: Premium Room)

Hyatt's Destination brand is made up of Destination hotels & resorts and Destination Residences vacation rentals.  Destination hotels were already bookable with Hyatt points.  Previously, though, most Destination Residences were either not bookable with...

Delta Flash Sale: 5k to Bogota, Panama, Miami and more

Dans Deals reports a Delta award sale between "several US cities and many Mexico/Caribbean/Central America/South America destinations from just 5K miles each way!"  In the details of this post, Dan lists cheap award prices...

(EXPIRED) Conrad Bora-Bora Nui has excellent award availability through March 2022

Loyalty Lobby flags fantastic award availability at the Conrad Bora-Bora Nui through March of 2022 (John notes that it is excellent through May of 2022, but it looks like much of April and May...

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