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Tag: Sweet Spot Spotlight

Nordic Choice Sweet-Spots: Great Value w/ Choice Points

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I've long heard that redeeming Choice Privileges points at Nordic Choice Hotels offered great value, but I've never previously looked very closely at this. ...

Capital One Miles Sweet Spots 2021

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Capital One shook things up in the rewards card space with the introduction of transfer partners to their Capital One "miles" earning cards a...

The Best Points-Bookable Hotels in the World

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Travel & Leisure recently published The Top 100 Hotels in the World for 2021.  It's fun to peruse the list and dream about visiting some...

Air France / KLM Flying Blue sweet spots for award travel

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Flying Blue sweet spots have been more difficult to define than those in other programs ever since Air France and KLM ditched the Flying...

Amex Membership Rewards sweet spots

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Update 7/6/21: With the huge new Membership Rewards points offer available, some readers will find themselves wondering how best to use Membership Rewards points,...

New IHG Sweet Spot: Dynamic Pricing + 4th Night Free For Huge Savings

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Update 4/18/21: Seeing as IHG has been playing games with dynamic pricing recently (see this post and this subsequent update), I thought it'd be...
Qantas Sweet Spots

Qantas Sweet Spots for award tickets (economy and business class)

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Qantas sweet spots are governed by the distance from the start point of your trip to the end point. While Qantas has a distance-based...
Avios sweet spots

Avios Sweet Spots for Award Tickets (British Airways & Iberia)

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Avios sweet spots depend entirely on the length and number of segments in your itinerary. Generally speaking, the best British Airways Avios sweet spots...
Etihad Guest Sweet Spots

Etihad Guest Sweet Spots for award tickets in business class or economy

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Etihad Guest sweet spots are among some of the most interesting values with some of the cheapest partner award pricing (in very specific situations)...

Avianca LifeMiles sweet spots for award flights

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Avianca LifeMiles is one of my favorite airline programs because of unique sweet spots, the ability to "hack" awards to pay fewer miles than...

Best uses for Virgin Atlantic points (Sweet Spot Spotlight)

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This post has been updated with the news that ANA awards can be booked one-way for half the price of round-trip. Virgin Atlantic points are...

Best uses for Delta miles

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This post has been updated to include several reader tips (Mexico to Europe business class for 65K, business class within Asia for 35K, etc.). ...

Searching for Emirates sweet spots with partner airline awards [JAL, Copa, and Qantas awards...

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UPDATE 3/2/2021: Emirates has completed their partner devaluations. Now all partner awards follow the same not-great distance based award chart. I no longer know...

Best ways to fly to Hawaii from the US mainland

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Now that United has announced new routes to Hawaii, the tropical paradise is on my mind again.  Alaska, AA, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, and United...

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