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Domes of Elounda: Amazing upgrade, No Regrets

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They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. At least, I always believed that long-standing maxim...before my stay at Domes of Elounda last week. The truth is, on arrival, I...
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Book overwater villa w/ points at JW Marriott Maldives

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The JW Marriott Maldives is scheduled to open in August 2019 and is taking reservations from September 15, 2019 onward. The good news for points collectors is that the standard room is an overwater villa. That...
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(EXPIRED) Double Qantas transfer bonus? (get a 44% bonus, maybe more, maybe not)

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There is currently a 20% transfer bonus from American Express Membership Rewards to Qantas. Qantas then sent out an email overnight advertising a 20% transfer bonus. While one might have assumed that this was the same...
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Stay in a castle with Hyatt points (SLH is a nice win after all)

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When the Hyatt / Small Luxury Hotels of the World partnership formed last year, I said I wasn't excited. That was mostly because I think it set up Hyatt to introduce a new category...
Flying Blue Promo Rewards June 2019

(EXPIRED) New Flying Blue Promo Rewards: Save 50% On Economy Flights From Atlanta &...

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The latest set of Flying Blue Promo Rewards have been announced and it's a pretty decent collection of offers this month, with 50% off award flights from Atlanta and Houston to Europe and 25%...
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BA devaluation: not so bad after all

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The British Airways award chart devaluation has gone live today, and the sky hasn't yet fallen. I can verify that as I was up above the clouds all morning on my way to Europe --...
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Trying to crack the LifeMiles secret code to Europe

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A couple of months ago, we published a post called The secret LifeMiles award chart. In that post, we demonstrated how LifeMiles award pricing didn't fit what one would expect based on their (unavailable at...
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New IHG PointBreaks coming tomorrow [5/28]

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The latest IHG PointBreaks list is scheduled to go live for bookings tomorrow, May 28, 2019 around 12pm Eastern time. We don't have a full preview list, but it's worth keeping an eye on the page...
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(EXPIRED) 64K business class to Asia w/ LifeMiles award sale

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Avianca LifeMiles is offering an award ticket sale for flights to Asia on Star Alliance carriers, with business class available for 64K one way. This of course means that there are also some interesting mixed-cabin opportunities...
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(EXPIRED) Extra promo awards: 12.5K to Europe in economy w/ Flying Blue

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Flying Blue runs monthly promo awards, with discounts on a selection of routes and cabins. Those awards normally go live on the first of the month and are bookable through the end of the...
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(EXPIRED) American Airlines Award Sale: Fly Business Class To Europe For Less

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American Airlines has launched an unadvertised sale on AAnytime business class awards, reducing the cost on some flights from 110,000 to 85,000 miles this summer. Be sure to check all your options though, as...
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Book Southwest through Chase Ultimate Rewards again

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According to reports over the weekend, Southwest Airlines flights can once again be booked with Chase Ultimate Rewards points. While Southwest flights have never shown up in the UR travel booking portal, it used...
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(EXPIRED) Singapore biz class from Hong Kong for 62.3K & more with Spontaneous Escapes

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Greg's post this morning about How to piece together an impossible award reminded me that Singapore Airlines released their monthly Spontaneous Escapes this week, and there are a couple of sweet redemption opportunities on the list,...
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How to piece together an impossible award

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Spoiler: In this post I show how it's sometimes possible to book the most difficult flight awards at low prices by booking two awards instead of one. Let's suppose your family of four wants to...

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