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Air France/KLM Flying Blue adds the “world’s best first class” as a partner: Oman...

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This belongs in the "things we've been meaning to write about since the start of the challenge." Last week, Prince of Travel discovered that it was now possible to book Oman Air flights using...

Hilton starts “test phase” with SLH partnership, adds three hotels

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Hilton has begun a "test phase" of its partnership with Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) by adding three properties that are now available for booking and that will offer Hilton Honors elite benefits. The newly-added hotels...
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Best ways to fly to Hawaii using miles from the US mainland

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If tropical paradise is always on your mind, your mind may wander to how to get there with miles and points.  Alaska, AA, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, and United Airlines all have flights from the...
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Best uses of Chase Ultimate Rewards

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Chase Ultimate Rewards is often a #1 pick when points and miles enthusiasts talk about their favorite award currency, and that's primarily due to an abundance of excellent transfer partners. This post examines easy ways...

Flying by the Seat of our Points: Last Minute Travel Challenge

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Introducing Frequent Miler’s 2024 team challenge: Flying by the Seat of our Points! With this year's challenge, three of us will compete to book last-minute travel. Within each of three stages, our judges will...

(EXPIRED) Stack it: 15% LifeMiles transfer bonus from Amex Membership Rewards; combine with 10%...

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I tried my best to convince Greg to love Avianca LifeMiles. Just in time to teach him how powerful LifeMiles can be for his last-minute booking needs, Avianca LifeMiles has launched a 15% transfer...

American Airlines flights bookable at Cathay Pacific

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We're not sure how long this has been the case, but awards for travel on American Airlines are now bookable on the Cathay Pacific website. That's a nice development because you can sometimes score...

Bumped from Business Class (and a Lufthansa A340-300 Premium Economy review)

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Lufthansa oversold business class and bumped me down to Premium Economy. For a recent trip to Sweden and Norway, I had booked a return flight using Avianca LifeMiles: 60,000 miles + $146 in fees...
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Wide open Delta One space to Seoul, South Korea (from ~117K miles for cardholders)

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The Points Guy reported last night on some wide open Delta One award space to Seoul, South Korea. I'm surprised to see that this space has stuck around today. While 125,000-135,000 miles one way...

United-ing Divorced Segments with United’s Excursionist Perk

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Our flights were scheduled to depart in two days, and an alert I had set with PointsYeah finally arrived. A much better itinerary to get us from Detroit to Gothenburg on Turkish Airlines appeared...
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United MileagePlus Complete Guide 2024

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1 United MileagePlus Overview The United MileagePlus program has changed pretty significantly in recent years, from the introduction of the valuable excursionist perk to the abolition of award charts (which has led to a series of...

Summer 2024: Wide open Aer Lingus business class to Europe from 45K each way

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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan partners with Aer Lingus and with its revamped award chart, business class from the East Coast to Europe rings in at just 45,000 miles each way. Right now, I'm seeing...
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Business class to Europe this winter from 38K points one way (wide January availability)

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A member of the Award Travel 101 Facebook Group reported overnight about some wide open business class award availability to and from Europe on Air France that can be found via Virgin Atlantic. That's...

Earn & redeem between JetBlue and Etihad

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This week, Jetblue True Blue and Etihad Guest announced a new partnership whereby you can earn and redeem miles with both airlines. While there are no incredible award sweet spots unlocked with this partnership,...

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