A few years ago, a new award search/booking tool was launched called Juicy Miles. This provided a great way to see at a glance what your options were when booking award flights and included both airline programs and transferable currencies. See Juicy Miles: Finally, a Kayak-like tool for flight awards!
Well, there’s about to be a change on that front because Juicy Miles is going to be rebranding.
First, the bad news. As part of this transition, the Juicy Miles search engine will be going offline on July 15, 2021 at 12am PT (i.e. only ~12 hours after this post is published). If you’re a Juicy Miles subscriber who’s currently trying to put together an award trip, having only a few hours to get in all the searches you need could be a little frustrating, especially if you hadn’t already received notification from Juicy Miles about this upcoming change.
We don’t know at the moment the exact date when they’re planning on relaunching the service, although they’ve advised they’ll be soft-launching in mid-August. In the meantime, they’re still offering their full-service concierge award booking service – it’s only the search engine that’s ceasing operations tonight.
There is some good news if you’re a current Juicy Miles subscriber though. For starters, they’ll be automatically providing a pro-rated refund for any remaining days you have on your monthly subscription or 5 day search pass. You’ll also get a 30% discount on any concierge bookings during the transition from Juicy Miles to their new service. Anyone with an active membership will then get early access to the new service, along with a complimentary two month membership when the new service is launched.
We haven’t had a chance to check out the new service yet, but the new service will apparently provide details for award flights on an increasing number of airlines. If true, that could make it an even more useful tool, although we don’t know yet if there’ll be a corresponding increase in price.
While this is potentially good news, as noted earlier the fact that the current Juicy Miles search engine will disappear tonight without much notice could be inconvenient for anyone in the middle of planning upcoming trips. We’ll just have to hope that when they relaunch that it’ll be bigger and better than ever.