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Tag: Sweet Spot Spotlight

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Best Uses of Avios (British Airways, Iberia, Qatar, and Aer Lingus)

“Avios” is the name of the points currency shared by several airline frequent flyer programs: British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Qatar Airways. Points...
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Best Uses of Avianca LifeMiles

Avianca LifeMiles is one of our favorite airline programs because of its combination of unique sweet spots, the ability to manipulate awards to pay...

Regional first class starting at 12,500 points (Sweet Spot Spotlight)

I wrote the majority of this post aboard an American Airlines flight from Detroit to Charlotte. I booked the flight for only 12,500 points...
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Best uses for Virgin Points (Sweet Spot Spotlight)

Virgin points are super easy to accumulate. Points transfer 1 to 1 from most major transferable points programs. Even better, transfer bonuses are common...
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A new Marriott sweet spot: Danang Marriott Resort & Spa, Non Nuoc Beach Villas

While looking at accommodation options for our 20th anniversary next year I came across an awesome-looking new Marriott property that promises to be a...
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New Choice Hotels sweet spots: Booking suites at Radisson properties

In late July 2023, Choice Hotels finished incorporating former Radisson Rewards Americas properties into their portfolio which made it possible to book those Radisson...
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Choice Privileges sweet spot: Frenchman Orleans at 519 in New Orleans

I'm currently working on a post highlighting some new Choice Privileges sweet spots now that the Radisson Rewards Americas program has been merged into...
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45K business class to South America: LATAM sweet spot via Alaska Mileage Plan

The Frequent Miler Party of 5 challenge has been plugging forward on an epic trip meant to highlight sweet spots and opportunities for those...
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Air France / KLM Flying Blue sweet spots for award travel

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

This post has been updated to include business class award deals where neither the start nor destination is within the U.S. or Canada.  Plus,...
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Avianca LifeMiles sweet spots for award flights

Avianca LifeMiles is one of our favorite airline programs because of unique sweet spots, the ability to manipulate awards to pay fewer miles than...
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Chase Ultimate Rewards sweet spots

When I ask readers about their favorite award currency, Chase Ultimate Rewards is often a #1 pick. That's true due to an abundance of...
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Award spotlight: Marriott’s Torre de Palma Wine Hotel, Portugal

Torre de Palma Wine Hotel belongs to Marriott's Design Hotels brand.  I stumbled upon this place when researching options for my 3 Cards 3...
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Award spotlight: Rancho Santana, Nicaragua

Rancho Santana is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is bookable with Choice Privileges points.  I stumbled upon this place when researching...

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