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Turkish offers an award sale that’s very….”Turkish Miles & Smiles” of them

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Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles is currently offering a sale on award tickets. When I read the details of this sale, all I could hear in my head was the opening line of Ricky...
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The ANA Devaluation: It’s not all doom and gloom

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ANA Mileage Club has long been a theoretically incredible Amex Membership Rewards transfer partner. In practice, it isn't always as easy to leverage at it sounds in theory, but the ANA award charts have...

AwardTool: a powerful new award search tool (British Airways added)

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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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Frequent Miler’s favorite business class flights

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Of the many luxuries afforded by learning to leverage airline miles, the most enjoyable might be flying in a seat that converts to a fully flat bed in the sky. In some cases, you'll...
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Award ticket change and cancellation fees by transfer partner

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Award ticket change and cancellation fees vary wildly from one airline program to another. One of my favorite things about booking award tickets with foreign programs is that many of them have more reasonable...
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Starlux Business Class awards available to Taiwan for 75K each way

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Update 2/23: As of this morning, this is effectively sold out. I was only able to find two days at 75K for the rest of the year. ~~~ There's not a plethora of options for flying business...
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Pointsyeah: Free flight award searches and alerts (now possible to search for child award...

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Pointsyeah may just be a game changer...  Like some other tools, it offers a Kayak-like interface for finding award flights.  And, like point.me and roame, it allows searching for business and first class in...

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...
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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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(EXPIRED) 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...

Turkish demolishes its award chart

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Update 2/15/24: Turkish's new and obliterated award chart is now live. ~~~ Yesterday, Prince of Travel flagged a near absolute obliteration of the Turkish Miles & Smiles award chart, with almost all awards massively increasing in price...
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...

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