Award Booking

My Round the World business class adventure (planning phase)

I have 269,000 miles set to expire soon, and there's no practical way to extend their life other than to use them to book future award flights.  I previously wrote about my dilemma here:...

(EXPIRED) Delta flash sale to Costa Rica from 11K round trip

An email came in from Thrifty Traveler Premium alerting me to a Delta flash sale to Liberia, Costa Rica with prices from 11K SkyMiles round trip. While Thrifty Traveler alerted me to 11K round...

(EXPIRED) United business class to Tel Aviv: Up to 6 seats some days (47K...

Greg was playing with SeatSpy this morning and noticed that on many days in December and January United has at least 2 seats available in business class (and up to 6 seats on some days) on...

Mix free night certs, points, & paid nights with Hyatt Pay My Way

Joseph Hostetler at Million Mile Secrets uncovered an amazing find: Hyatt now lets you mix paid and award nights as well as free night certificates in a single booking. This makes it possible to...

The most promiscuous airline programs

My favorite points programs, by far, are transferable points programs. These are programs where points can be transferred to airline and hotel programs. This makes it possible to cherry-pick the best opportunities. If you...

Emirates Sweet Spot Awards: First class from 30K miles round trip

Emirates has one of the most glamorous first class products in the sky. Some accuse it of being more flash than substance, but there is no denying that it is a fun way to...

My top 4 dream uses for 110K Brex points

Brex Cash is offering one of the best deals in miles & points right now.  You can sign up for a free account, with no credit pull, and earn 110,000 transferable points after $3K...

Last call to lock in SeatSpy discounts (offer extended)

Update 2/23/21: SeatSpy has temporarily extended this offer "for a few more days", but they haven't given us a specific new end date or time for it. Today is the last day to lock in...

(EXPIRED) Delta Flash sale from Seattle: Hawaii for 10K RT, Cancun for 5K RT

As reported by The Points Guy, Delta is offering a SkyMiles flash sale from Seattle to a number of sunny destinations, with fares as low as 10K SkyMiles round trip from Seattle to Hawaii...

Which award search tool is best?

Airline miles offer us flying experiences we would never dream of paying cash for.  Pictured above is me flying Etihad's First Class Apartment last year.  While other passengers probably paid around $7,000 for the...

(EXPIRED) Flash sale to Lima, Peru from 9K SkyMiles one way!

Delta is running an unannounced flash sale to Lima, Peru. Greg stumbled on this a short while ago and we found cheap prices from Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Raleigh, Cleveland, and more -- with prices...

Delta Miles are Worth Less (On my mind)

Time after time we learn about new Delta award devaluations.  Not long ago, you could find round-trip business class awards from the US to Europe for 140,000 miles.  Today, you'll pay at least 210,000...

Lie-flat to Hawaii: How to use SeatSpy to find saver awards

Decent priced First class awards between the continental U.S. and Hawaii are among the hardest awards to find, especially for the longest distanced flights from the U.S. central and eastern regions.  And, what about...

SeatSpy: An awesome tool for finding non-stop awards (now includes AA & United)

SeatSpy is an awesome tool for finding nonstop award space on select airlines.  At the time of this writing, SeatSpy offers the ability to search for awards on the following airlines: Air France American...

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